Inter beat Juve 1-0 and go through to the Coppa Italia finals for the second time consecutively. The Nerazzurri have also secured a place in the four-team Super Coppa Italiana for the next season. They will be keen to defend their title and complete a domestic double as Inter have already won the Super Coppa earlier this season. After a controversial 1st leg, 2nd leg did not live up to live up to the expectations as Juventus could not pose much of a threat.
Max Allegri had to start Chiesa in a false-9 position, which did not work for the visitors. The Italian manager had the option of starting Milik, but the Polish striker played for 90 minutes against Napoli on the weekend. The Bianconeri looked timid during the start, while Inter were prepared well for this game. The Nerazzurri applied pressure high up the pitch in the opening minutes. Dzeko had an early chance, but he could control his header from Barella’s cross.
Inter found broke the deadlock in the 15th minute as Calhanoglu found Barella between the lines. The Italian midfielder played a brilliant pass for Dzeko, but it fell into Dimarco’s path. The Italian wing-back found the back of the net with a cheeky outside-of-the-boot finish. The Nerazzurri were then more cautious and kept a compact mid-block. Juve had their best chance of the match through Kostic, who fired his shot, but Onana managed to keep the swerving ball away.
Inter beat Juve to book a place in the Coppa Italia final
Allegri decided to bring Milik for Kostic after a wasteful first half. The Bianconeri struggled with Chiesa at the front, as the long balls were targeted at him, but he could not hold onto them. Alex Sandro now shifted to the left-back spot to make it a back four and a 4-3-3 setup. The Brazilian was acting as an inverted midfielder in the first half.
Juve had more of the ball but were struggling to create chances, as Inter were solid defensively. Inter momentarily thought they doubled their lead, but Dzeko was offside while receiving the pass from Dimarco. The Nerazzurri were again close to sealing the game as Dumfries made a powerful run down the right, but Lautaro could not reach to the Dutch defender’s inviting ball.
Inter then made some changes to keep the players fresh and keep their lead during the end. Perin made a fantastic save to deny Mkhytarian from close range. The Armenian midfielder got the ball after Dimraco’s free-kick hit the wall. The Nerazzurri will face Cremonese or Fiorentina on 24th May in Rome for the final.