Juventus won their second major trophy of the season after a 2-1 win over Lazio

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. Continue reading Juventus won their second major trophy of the season after a 2-1 win over Lazio

Antonio Conte was not too displeased about his Italian national team

Former Juventus manager Antonio Conte was not too displeased about his Italian national team only managing a 1-1 draw with England in a recent friendly match.

This was seen as highly competitive encounter for both teams given that they needed to win in order to banish the painful memories of the World Cup. Despite being one of the top teams in the world, both England and Italy failed to progress to the knockout stages of the World Cup in Brazil. This led to the appointment of Conte, while England continue to be spearheaded by Roy Hodgson.

The former Liverpool boss did not have a number of his first-team regulars like Raheem Sterling in the team. However, he was giving starts to the likes of Harry Kane, who have been mightily impressive this season. Just ahead of the game, Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said that he was studying every aspect of Kane very cleanly and that he may have found a way to stop the Tottenham forward. Kane failed to score in the match, but it was another Tottenham player who scored the important goal for the English – Andros Townsend. Since taking over from Cesare Prandelli, Conte continues to be unbeaten as the Italy manager. Continue reading Antonio Conte was not too displeased about his Italian national team

Italian football not going through good Time

Italian football is going through a declining moment as there are less and less world class players making a move to the Italian League. The downfall of the Italian football is evidenced by the fact that there is only one Italian club competing in the Champions League which is Juventus.

Spain, Germany and England all have 3 representatives in the European competition with almost all of the clubs from these countries having a genuine chance on winning the Champions League title.

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