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Wednesday October 24 2012
Juventus can rely on history

History shows that all is not lost after Italian giants Juventus drew yet again in the Champions League.

The Old Lady complicated their passage towards the last 16 with a 1-1 at Nordsjaelland last night to add to the 2-2 with Chelsea and the 1-1 with Shakhtar Donetsk.

However, the Bianconeri are not new to such a string of results in the European Cup. In 1998-99, they actually drew their first five games in a group containing Galatasaray, Rosenborg and Athletic Bilbao.

They beat the Norwegian minnows in their last game to go through and they eventually reached the semi-finals before losing to Manchester United.

Current boss Antonio Conte was part of that side.

Meanwhile, Inter proved in 2009-10 that you can actually win the competition after drawing your first three games.

Jose Mourinho’s troops were stopped by Barcelona, Rubin Kazan and Dynamo Kiev before going through with two wins, three draws and a loss.

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