Juve Beat Lazio To Clinch Coppa Italia

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Juventus beat Lazio to win a third successive Italian Cup final as goals from Dani Alves and Leonardo Bonucci kept them on course for a treble this season with a 2-0 victory in the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.

The Turin side, who are on the verge of winning a sixth successive Serie A championship before facing Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Cardiff on June 3, won the domestic cup for a record 12th time.

Juventus manager Max Allegri complimented the efforts of his players. He said “We have to compliment the lads for a great game, an extraordinary first half and Lazio deserve compliments for their entire campaign.

“Now we have another important game against Crotone to finish off the title.

“The first half had a very high tempo and we made the most of our chances, so we did well defending in the second half.

“It’ll be tough against Crotone, we need one victory and on Sunday it’ll be decisive match of the season, so we need all our fans there. We have to play with the same determination we showed tonight.”

Meanwhile, Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi believes incidents did not go his team’s ways. According to him, “We are talking about the Champions League finalists, but tonight they were up against a Lazio side that had its say and was unlucky.

“In the first half, there was a handball to turn it on to the upright and that could’ve changed the game. A final is decided by incidents and tonight the incidents did not go our way.

“My lads were extraordinary this season and it was a very good performance this evening. It was an emotional night, we have to thank the fans and with a little bit more luck it could’ve gone differently. My players had a great season.”

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