In an exciting final full of comebacks and counter-comebacks, theInter beats the Juventus and wins the Italian Cup.
In a sold out Olympic stadium, the Nerazzurri take the lead thanks to Nicolò Barella who after just 5 ‘beats Perin with a shot from an unstoppable distance. In the second half, the bianconeri overturn the situation within three minutes. Think about it first Alvaro Morata to even the score by putting a hand on a conclusion by Alex Sandro and causing the error of Handanovic; then comes the goal of Dusan Vlahovic which best finishes a counterattack conducted flawlessly.
When the game seemed close to the end, Inter scored the 2-2 goal. To initial it is Hakan Calhanoglu who beats in a strong and angled way a penalty caused by de Ligt’s foul on Lautaro Martinez. The final of the Italian Cup then continues into extra time, where the Nerazzurri take the lead and even bring them to +2. To decide it is Ivan Perisic, the only one who after 100 ‘of the match still had breath to run and kick with quality. The Croatian first scores a penalty caused by another foul by de Ligt; then repeats shortly after scoring a great goal from outside the box.
For Inter this is the second title of the season after the Super Cup, waiting to find out how the Scudetto fight with Milan will end. Juventus will instead have to deal with a disappointing year, which will end without trophies.
The ninety minutes of the Italian Cup final saw several “matches within the match”. Initially, it was the Nerazzurri who dictated the law and, with the advantage of a goal, they finished the first half without too much trouble.
In the second half Juve has a different attitude and Allegri’s men take advantage of a moment of distraction of the opponents to equalize, move forward and impose their own pace on the match.
As often happens in games of this type, the episodes make a difference. The contrast between de Ligt and Lautaro Martinez gives Inter a penalty that at that point manages to take advantage of a better athletic condition and a qualitatively superior tactical organization.
The key moment of the match comes after just five minutes. In fact, usually the finals are closed and struggle to uncork. This time instead the splendid goal by Nicolò Barella he managed to break the ice and immediately give sparkle to the Italian Cup final.
The Croatian winger is the MVP of Juventus – Inter. Perisic he ran back and forth all the time, sowing panic in the Juventus lane. In extra time, when his colleagues were on their knees, he had no problems making more up and down and pulling out of the hat that shot that brought the Italian Cup to Simone Inzaghi’s court.
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