On 5 November 2008, Juventus travelled to Madrid to play Real in the group stage of the Champions League. After their 2-1 defeat of Real Madrid in the group stage earlier in the season, many thought that completing a double over the Los Blancos in the Champions League was too tall an order. After all, Juventus had not won away against Madrid since 1962, and trying to stop the likes of Robben, van Nistelrooy and Raúl was always difficult, let alone on their own turf. But low and behold, Juventus humbled Real Madrid 2-0, largely thanks to a Del Piero masterclass. After scoring two goals from long range, the Italian legend walked off the pitch to a standing ovation from every corner of the Bernabeu. The Madrid faithful, so used to the mesmerising quality of such players as van der Vaart, Sneijder and Saviola, clapped Del Piero off as if he were one of their own. Needless to say, this doesn't happen very often. Juventus' one-man heroics on that night earned them a historic Champions League victory at the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid vs Juventus 2008: Bernabeu bows down to Del Piero