Atalanta 1-2 Juventus: Federico Chiesa’s late strike secures Coppa Italia for 14th time and ensure Juve avoid ignominy of first trophyless season in 10 years but it may not be enough to save coach Andrea Pirlo
- Chiesa’s late strike clinched a first major trophy for Juventus coach Pirlo
- He fired home his 13th goal in all competitions this season in the 73rd minute
- It ensured goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, 43, ended his Juve career on a high
- And Ronaldo has now won every domestic trophy in England, Spain and Italy
Federico Chiesa clinched a Coppa Italia triumph for Juventus and a first major trophy for coach Andrea Pirlo with a 2-1 victory over Atalanta in the final on Wednesday.
Another early Champions League exit and a limp Serie A title defence left Pirlo staring at a disappointing debut season as Juventus coach, but goals from Dejan Kulusevski and Chiesa earned his side Italian Cup glory.
With fans in attendance for the first time in Italy since March, it was Juve who took the lead at the Mapei Stadium, against the run of play, thanks to a fine finish from Kulusevski in the 31st minute.
Juventus lifted the Coppa Italia for the 14th time after beating Atalanta in in Reggio Emilia
Cristiano Ronaldo has now won every domestic trophy in England, Spain and Italy
Federico Chiesa celebrates after his late strike sealed victory in the Coppa Italia final
Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, 43, ended his Juventus career on a high on Wednesday night
Coach Andrea Pirlo lifted the gloom with cup triumph after a disappointing first season
Atalanta, looking to win their first Italian Cup since 1963, deservedly levelled through Ruslan Malinovskiy four minutes before the break.
But Pirlo’s side stepped it up after the break and Chiesa fired home his 13th goal in all competitions this season in the 73rd minute to spark jubilant scenes among the Juve players and staff at the final whistle.
Federico Chiesa clinched a Coppa Italia triumph for Juventus on Wednesday night
Juventus who took the lead thanks to a fine finish from Dejan Kulusevski in the 31st minute
Atalanta deservedly levelled through Ruslan Malinovskiy four minutes before the break
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