First AS Monaco, then Juventus
Four players wore the Monegasque red and white before joining Juventus. Three of them were products of the AS Monaco youth system, while the fourth made his name as a top-class pro in the Principality.
"Trezegol", the symbol
The most symbolic name on the list is most certainly David Trezeguet. Between 1995 and 2000, the Franco-Argentine won two French league titles (in 1997 and 2000) and also reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League in 1998. Coincidentally, AS Monaco were knocked out that year by Juventus. Two years later, having won the World Cup and European Championships with France, "Trezegol" joined the Old Lady of Turin. Over a ten-year period, he scored 123 goals in 214 Serie A matches and 25 goals in 49 European games, enough to secure him legendary status at the club. He is even the president of the Juventus Legends, a position bestowed on him by Juve on his retirement from playing.
Thuram's winning run
Lilian Thuram broke through at AS Monaco in 1991 and played 193 games for the club until 1996, the year he left for Parma where he spent five years, before switching to Juventus for another five-year spell between 2001 and 2006. It proved a successful move for the defender, who notched up 144 Serie A appearances and three "scudetti". The 1998 World Cup winner also played 45 European matches with the Bianconeri, losing to AC Milan on penalties in the 2003 UEFA Champions League final.
Just a stepping stone for Henry
Thierry Henry's time in Turin was much quieter. Arriving at Juventus in 1999, he spent just seven months at the club, making 20 appearances and scoring three goals in all competitions. After a blistering start with AS Monaco, his spell in Italy was the most difficult of his illustrious career. It was with Arsenal and later FC Barcelona that "Titi" sealed his place in footballing legend.
Evra set to face his old club
Tuesday's game is sure to be a special occasion for Patrice Evra, who will meet his former club for the very first time since 2006 when he left for Manchester United. The left-back made 120 appearances for AS Monaco (between 2002 and 2006), including 21 in the UEFA Champions League, including of course the epic adventure of 2003-2004 in which he played a key role. He also won the Coupe de la Ligue in 2003. Patrice Evra arrived at Juventus in summer 2014
First Juventus, then Monaco
Vieri, Di Vaio, Jugovic, Almiron and Kapo moved in the other direction, but their spells in Turin and then Monaco were perhaps not as noteworthy. The latter two moved straight from Juventus to AS Monaco, but their experiences at both clubs proved unremarkable. The same could not be said of Rui Barros, who made 60 appearances for Juve before moving to AS Monaco, where he played 81 games. In Turin and the Principality, Rui Barros scored 14 goals altogether. One in particular lingers in the memory, a header against Roma that gave the Monegasques their only win against Italian opposition. He is without doubt the player who enjoyed the most success at AS Monaco after previously playing for Juventus.
Jugovic, Vieri, Di Vaio…
While he may not have shone in the Principality (making just 19 appearances between 2001 and 2003), Vladimir Jugovic had been a European champion with Juventus in 1996, before winning the Serie A title the following season. Juve's goalscorer during that 1996-1997 season, Christian Vieri spent just one term with the club before moving to Atlético Madrid. Nine years later, he enjoyed less success as AS Monaco with five goals in just eleven games. It was a similar story for Di Vaio, who netted 28 goals in 85 matches for the Old Lady between 2002 and 2004, winning the Italian league title in 2003. But he scored just eight times in 35 matches in his sole season in the Principality. The Italian pair formed one of the most prestigious strike partnerships in AS Monaco's history, but failed to produce the sort of impact many expected.