Inter lifted their eighth Italian Cup after an unforgettable final against Juventusachieving a historic triumph for several reasons. It was since 1965 that an Italian Derby did not star in the final of the competition and, furthermore, with this victory the Nerazzurri left the Bianconeri without a title for the first time since 2011. After 19 trophies, the best streak in Juventus history has definitely come to an end.
those of Inzaghi took the initiative with enormous intensity and they opened the can with a spectacular thread by Barella in the 7th minute. The early goal gradually woke up Juve, who grew to take control of the match.
Before the break, Danilo had to leave the pitch due to a muscular problem and instead jumped into the field bruisewho at the beginning of the restart deflected in Pippo Inzaghi style a shot from the left by Alex Sandro and the comeback began. In minute 53, a through ball by Dybala put Vlahovic alone in front of Handanovicwho neutralized the Serb’s first attempt, but could not do anything before the second. With everything going for them, Juve made a huge mistake: locking themselves up behind. Allegri added one more defender (Bonucci instead of Bernardeschi), and Inter began a non-stop siege. In the 80′, Lautaro fell in the area fighting for the ball with De Ligt and Bonucci. The referee awarded a penalty and Calhanoglu, from 11 meters, did not fail.
Thus, the extra time was reached, with the inertia all in favor of the Milanese, who quickly finished off the job. The braid, this time thanks to the VAR, awarded another penalty for a contact between De Ligt and De Vrij, which Perisic materialized. The Croatian, shortly after, finished a counterattack with a powerful left foot that slipped through the top corner, the goal of the sentence. Allegri, enraged, fought with the rival bench for their celebrations, and was expelled. Without him, Juve didn’t know how to react anymore and the interista party started 15 minutes early.