Juventus won their second major trophy of the season after a 2-1 win over Lazio in the Coppa Italia final.
They had already won the Italian Serie A for yet another successive season. The club have been immensely successful under the regime of Massimiliano Allegri, but it looked like everything was going wrong at the start of the season when Antonio Conte left the club just a few days before the season began. Allegri was not given much of a hope given that he was seen as an AC Milan reject. However, he has now guided the team to two titles with the possibility of a third as well.
Juventus will be taking on Barcelona in a Champions League final at Berlin. The club have not been seen at this stage of the competition for more than a decade and it will mean a lot for them to win their first European cup title since 1996. Juventus have had a hat-trick of defeats in the final since then. After the success in 96, the Italian outfit were runners up during the 97 and 98 season. They were runners-up once more during the 2003 campaign. Lazio coach Stefano Pioli, though, claimed that Juventus were lucky to win the Coppa Italia by beating them in extra time.
“It was a balanced game where both teams gave everything and played to win. Of course, to win you need a little bit of luck and we didn’t have that.We deserved another result, butI can only compliment my players.Unfortunately, you play to win a final and it hurts to lose. This is football, it’s made up of incidents and Juve made the most of that situation to score. Now we have to recover and build on this performance, because our journey in the Coppa Italia is over, but not our season,” said Pioli.