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Italy Serie AJuventus 2-4 Inter

Juventus 2-4 Inter

Inter Milan win the Coppa Italia for the first time since 2011, courtesy of a 4-2 victory over Juventus.

It was an entertaining game as Nicolo Barella fired Inter ahead before Juve spurned a host of opportunities to equalise in the first half.

Alvaro Morata did bring them level early in the second half before Dusan Vlahovic quickly fired home a second to put the Bianconeri in front.

A controversial penalty brought Inter back into the game as Hakan Calhanoglu found the net after Lautaro Martinez was fouled.

Another spot-kick turned the game favouring the Nerazzurri in extra time as Ivan Perisic converted before securing the cup for his team with a stunning strike.

Starting lineup:

JUVENTUS (4-4-2): Mattia Perin; Danilo, Giorgio Chiellini, Matthijs de Ligt, Alex Sandro; Juan Cuadrado, Denis Zakaria, Adrien Rabiot, Federico Bernardeschi; Dusan Vlahovic, Paulo Dybala.

INTER (3-5-2): Samir Handanovic; Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Danilo D’Ambrosio; Matteo Darmian, Nicolo Barella, Marcelo Brozovic, Hakan Calhanoglu, Ivan Perisic; Edin Dzeko, Lautaro Martinez.


In the final, it is first blood to the Nerazzurri as Barella finds the top-right corner with a super effort. The midfielder cuts in from the left flank and is allowed space and time to fire at the goal from the edge of the box. His effort travels through a crowd to insight Perin, and he can only watch as the ball soars into the net. A super effort from Barella.

1-1!!!! The Bianconeri have their equaliser as Sandro’s shot deflects off Morata before escaping the grasp of Handanovic to find the bottom-left corner.  It hits Morata, and the deflection causes problems for Handanovic, who cannot prevent the ball from finding the net.

2-1!!!!! Juve completes an early comeback in the second half as Vlahovic scores at the second attempt. After a quick break following an Inter corner, Dybala releases the forward in the final third. Vlahovic bursts into the box and sees his first strike blocked by the face of Handanovic. However, the rebound falls kindly for the forward, and he dispatches his second effort into the net.

2-2!!!!!! The Nerazzurri are level in the contest as Calhanoglu holds his nerve to find the back of the net. Calhanoglu fires high and hard on his right foot into the top-right corner. Perin guesses the right way, but the ball sails high above him to allow Inter to equalise.

3-2 INTER!!!!! The Nerazzurri lead again in the Coppa Italia final as the veteran holds his nerve from 12 yards.

4-2 INTER!!!! Inter are indeed on their way to lifting the Coppa Italia as Perisic notches his second of the game. The wing-back is afforded space and time on the edge of the box after collecting Dimarco’s offload.

So, what’s next?

Inter will celebrate their success, but they will have to turn the page quickly at the weekend pursuing the Serie A crown.

They face a crucial trip on the road to Cagliari on Sunday, knowing a defeat could end their hopes of winning the Scudetto.

Meanwhile, Juventus is next in action on Monday at home to Lazio.

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