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Inter cup champions – after a dramatic final against Juventus

It was goal-oriented, swinging and eventful when Juventus and Inter met in the Coppa Italia final. Already after six minutes, Inter took the lead through Nicolo Barella. A lead that stood through a fairly calm first half.

But after the break, the tempo really increased. Inter got off to a flying start and turned the match around in two minutes. It was Alex Sandro and Dusan Vlahovic who put the match in new days and Inter needed to look for a draw instead.

It would come to first in the 80th minute. The team was then awarded a penalty, which Hakan Calhanoglu placed with great certainty. Acknowledged again and Juventus rushed for the lead, without success.

The match was instead decided in extra time. Then Inter got their second penalty of the day and after Calhanoglu was replaced it was Ivan Perisic who had to step up to the penalty spot. He too was safe and put the penalty up in the crossbar.

Juve were forced to chase goals again – but it did not pay off. Instead, Perisic extended the lead with a class goal. He finished from the edge of the penalty area with a shot up into the far cross. Then there was life at the coaching bench. Coach Max Allegri seemed to get really annoyed at Inter’s Lautaro Martinez. He then had to call the red card, as he had already received a yellow card in the match.

4-2 after an overtime quarter and the road to the title became long for the black and whites. It was a task that proved too tough. Despite being forced, Juventus were goalless in extra time and Inter took home the cup title. This means that the Milan team has a chance of three titles during the season, as they continue to settle with Milan for Scudetton.

For Juventus, it is clear that the 2021/2022 season will be without titles. That has not happened to the club in eleven years.

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