Juventus reach Coppa Italia final after 2-1 win on aggregate
Italian league champions Juventus reached the final of the Coppa Italia after a 2-1 aggregate win over Inter Milan. The second leg ended 0-0 in Turin, however, the win in Milan was enough for Andrea Pirlo's side to go through. Juventus will face the winner between Atalanta and Napoli. The first leg between the two sides ended 0-0. Here are the details.
Pirlo feels Juventus deserved to go through
Juve coach Andrea Pirlo praised his side's character after the aggregate win. "We deserved it having taken on a great team like Inter," Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo said. "In such important matches our team is unlikely to make mistakes, they all played a great match. We changed something on a tactical level and they did well, we had the clearest opportunities."
Juve script history, Inter's jinx continues
Juventus have reached the Coppa Italia finale for the 20th time in their history, at least three times more than any other side (AS Roma 17, Inter 13). In seven matches at the Allianz Stadium, Inter haven't scored any goal, (conceding 9). Their last goal on the road against Juventus was back in January 2015 (Mauro Icardi in Serie A).
Juventus hang on in 0-0 draw
Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez, and Achraf Hakimi missed presentable chances for Inter. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo was denied by two superb saves from goal-keeper Samir Handanovic. Inter spiced things up and gave their all in the closing stages, however, Juve stood tall and hung on.