Serie A Juventus Beat Atalanta To Win Coppa Italian Title

Dusan Vlahovic’s early goal gave Massimiliano Allegri’s team its first title in three years as Juventus defeated Atalanta 1-0 on Wednesday to win a record-tying 15th Coppa Italia.

Since winning the competition in 2020–21, when they also defeated Atalanta in the final, Juventus, who hold the record for both the most Italian Cup finals played (22) and wins, have not taken home any trophies.

In the meanwhile, Allegri made history by becoming the first coach to win the Coppa Italia five times, following in the four victories of Sven-Goran Eriksson and Roberto Mancini.

After grabbing a feed from Andrea Cambiaso, Vlahovic scored for Juventus in the fourth minute, sending the ball past custodian Marco Carnesecchi from close to the penalty area.

After John Charles (1958–59, 1959–60) and Savino Bellini (1937–38, 1941–42), Vlahovic became the third player from Juventus to score in two Coppa Italia finals.

He also scored when they lost to Inter Milan in the 2022 final (4–2).

The ball rebounded in front of Carnesecchi and into the net, giving the Serbian striker the impression that he had increased the lead in the 72nd minute, but the goal was disallowed for offside.

He nodded home a lofted Cambiaso cross. After a short while, Juventus turned their focus to maintaining their lead, setting up counterattack opportunities and keeping Atalanta from scoring a single goal for the entire match.

Although Gian Piero Gasperini’s team enjoyed more possession throughout the game, their greatest opportunity came in the 80th minute when attacker Ademola Lookman’s attempt from outside the area struck the post.

It is the first time in a single season that Atalanta has advanced to two different finals; they take on Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League final on Wednesday.

It was Atalanta’s fifth consecutive loss in the Coppa Italia final after they took home the only trophy in 1962–1963.

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