Juventus surrendered a 3-0 aggregate lead to Inter Milan at the Giuseppe Meazza on Wednesday in the second leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final, only to hold their nerve in the penalty shoot-out and scrape through to the tournament finale.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri made several changes to his usual starting lineup for Wednesday’s cup game, only for his side to surrender their sizeable 3-0 aggregate lead.
Marcelo Brozović and Ivan Perišić were the heroes for Roberto Mancini’s men, with the latter’s goal sandwiched between strikes from Brozović early and late in the game. The Nerazzuri‘s incredible comeback made for dramatic viewing for fans of Italian football, who took to Twitter to express their shock at the topsy-turvy game.
Juventus eventually went through on penalties, with Roberto Palacio’s missed spot-kick being the only thing that separated the two sides in this semi-final tie. Here are some of the best reactions from the game:
Inter Juventus absolutely mental second leg
— Matteo Bonetti (@TheCalcioGuy) March 2, 2016
Inter 3-0 down from the first leg are beating Juventus 3-0 in the second. Time to find a winner too. Crazy
— James Horncastle (@JamesHorncastle) March 2, 2016
The inter milan v juventus game is absolutely crazy all sorts of tackles going in. People might mistake it for 6 nation rugby
— Man like Rashford (@ZakiSagadi) March 2, 2016
Tonight is even crazy. Juventus lost 3-0 to Inter Milan at the Coppa Italia. Who would have thought?!
— HUGO (@CallMeUgo_) March 2, 2016
This Inter vs Juventus game is crazy
— Yobo (@JustBeduIt) March 2, 2016
Inter and Liverpool taking their pound of flesh on Juventus and Manchester City respectively.
It’s a crazy night of football.
— Moses (@Fruitfulvine_) March 2, 2016
Wow Inter are leveled on aggregate 3-3, what a game. Juventus are asleep.
— ayobams apase (@apaseakoladeayo) March 2, 2016
#FINALFACT – Juventus&Milan will play the Coppa final 26 years since last time. It´ll be the 4th final between them (1942, 1973, 1990, 2016)
— MisterChip (English) (@MisterChiping) March 2, 2016
— Adam Digby (@Adz77) March 2, 2016
— ? (@revis_acm) March 2, 2016
Brozovic’s goal https://t.co/VchFNPsanm
— Wahyu Kyrana (@kyozuki10) March 2, 2016
Bonucci’s penalty to win it – Cool as a cucumberhttps://t.co/7hExM1VHOv
— Juvefc.com (@juvefcdotcom) March 2, 2016