THE BALL – Inter beat Juve in added time to win the Cup (Italy)

In an emotional match at the Olímpico de Roma, Milan won the Coppa Italia for the 8th time in their history, beating Juventus 4-2 in added time (after 2-2 after 90 minutes).

A fine strike from Barella from outside the box opened the scoring (6′) for Inter, superior in the first half, against a old lady which only ended the match twice, each time blocked by Handanovic: Vlahovic’s powerful shot was stopped by the goalkeeper, who also denied De Ligt’s header (30th).

However, a good reaction from bianconeri the opening of the second half favored the first reversal of the match. A strike from Alex Sandro who deflects on Morata and surprises Handanovic (50th) allows the equalizer, then Vlahovic places Juve in front (52nd).

The match was animated, Darmian threatened the draw, which would arrive on penalty, transformed by Çalhanoglu, to guarantee the extension (2-2). Here, the hero was Perisic, who broke the tie from 11 meters (penalty awarded after the VAR indication, at 99 ‘), before scoring a brace, bringing the score to 4-2 for the Inter with a superb shot from the left (102’).

Tempers rose as there were exchanges of words between Lautaro Martínez and Massimiliano Allegri as the Juventus coach was sent off by the referee but the result would not change as Inter won the trophy again 11 years later, in what was the 75th edition of the Cup (the previous holder was… Juve).

Leave a Comment