Both Juventus and AC Milan have made it a priority to win the Coppa Italia this season.
Alessandro Matri was the unlikely hero when he arrived off the bench to score an extra-time winner which gave Juventus a 2-1 win over Lazio in the Coppa Italia final and kept them on course for the treble. Matri, who has changed clubs in each of the last four transfer windows and been a fringe player since returning to Juventus in January, slotted the ball into the corner of the net in the seventh minute of extra time. While the Bianconeri were targeting the Treble, having already secured the Scudetto and preparing for the Champions League Final against Barcelona, the Aquile were looking to recapture the trophy they last won in 2013. Juve hadn’t lifted the trophy since 1995 and had Claudio Marchisio and Alvaro Morata suspended. Lucas Biglia was injured for Stefano Pioli’s side at the Stadio Olimpico, but surprisingly both teams used three at the back. Without suspended striker Alvaro Morata, whose goals against Real Madrid lifted Juve […]
Following the footsteps of the senior team, Juventus juniors also added silverware to their trophy cabinet. However, they started their silverware winning run with a trophy which has eluded the seniors for a long time – Coppa Italia. Success in Coppa and Torneo Città di Ostuni Juventus primavera opened their Coppa campaign against Siena. Each round was played in home and away basis. In the clash of two teams in black & white, Juventus youth recorded two emphatic victories – winning 1-2 in Siena, with goals from Slyvka and Schiavone and followed it up with a 3-0 whitewash at home thanks to a brace from Beltrame and another goal from Gerbaudo. A high profile derby clash against Torino awaited Juventus in quarter-final with Baroni’s team once again dispatched their opponents with relative ease. Gerbaudo and Schiavone increased their Coppa goals tally as Juventus ran out 2-0 winners in Turin. Goals from Padovan and Beltrame helped the Primavera knick the away match as […]
THT's Guest Author Arvind Balasubramanian looks back on a season in which Inter Milan's fortunes swung wildly from utter disappointment to incredulous joy, only to plateau when the side needed it the most.
With nothing to play for, Inter will be looking to avoid any injuries against Catania in the ultimate fixture of the Serie A season. Inter, of course have another match to play for in the Coppa Italia final. One can expect a slow game with both the teams having nothing to play for. Read on for all the team news and predictions.
After a tough trip to the capital against Roma in the midweek, Inter welcome one more team from Rome but this time it is Lazio who threaten to put Inter out of the title race. For the hosts, it is now-or-never as they look to make the most of Milan's tough away trips to Roma and Udinese.
With three wins in a row under their new coach Leonardo, Inter will be looking to extend the winning run and close their gap in the table. Read on for team news and predictions.