Juventus beat Atalanta 2-1, clinch 14th Coppa Italia title
A late strike by Federico Chiesa helped Juventus claim a 2-1 victory over Atalanta in the final of the Italian Cup on Wednesday. As a result, Juventus won a record-extending 14th Coppa Italia title. This is also the first Coppa Italia title for star striker Cristiano Ronaldo after Juve finished as the runners-up last year. Here are the records broken.
In the high-voltage final, Juventus drew first blood, with Dejan Kulusevski striking in the 31st minute. However, Atalanta restored parity as Ruslan Malinovskiy fired after just 10 minutes. He continued his run of scoring or assisting in each of his last 10 appearances. In the second half, Chiesa drove Juventus to victory with his fifth goal against Atalanta in all competitions.
As per Opta, Juventus played their 400th Coppa Italia game, at least 13 more than any other side in the competition. This was their 20th appearance in the Coppa Italia final, also more than any other side. They have been crowned champions as many as 14 times (1937/38, 1941/42, 1958/59. 1959/60, 1964/65, 1978/79, 1982/83, 1989/90, 1994/95, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, and 2020/21).
Andrea Pirlo has become the fourth Juventus manager to have won the Coppa Italia both as a player and coach, after Luis Monti, Carlo Parola, and Dino Zoff. The former earlier endured a disappointing campaign after Juve's early Champions League exit.
Kulusevski (21y, 24d) is the youngest player to have scored in a Coppa Italia Final since Ezequiel Munoz (for Palermo against Inter in 2011, 20y and 233d). Malinovskiy is the first player from Atalanta to have scored in a Coppa Italia final since Angelo Domenghini in 1963. Legend Gianluigi Buffon has now won six Coppa Italia trophies., more than any other player.