Juve beat Atalanta 2-1 and won the Italian Cup. The bianconeri won the Reggio Emilia final with goals from Kulusevski (31 ‘) and Chiesa (41’). Malinovskyi (41 ‘) signs the provisional draw from Bergamo in the match that gives the Turin team the 14th Coppa Italia. THE MATCH – Atalanta starts with their foot on the accelerator and after 2 minutes goes very close to scoring with Palomino, who kicks on Buffon from a few steps. Juve suffers, losing balls repeatedly and struggling to stem Gasperini’s men, who travel at impressive speed. Pessina talks with Zapata and is stopped in the penalty area by Rabiot in a robust way, for the referee Massa is not a penalty. DeLigt at 18 ‘risks a back pass which becomes a chance for Zapata, Buffon must remedy. At 25 ‘Freuler is looking for the goal, without precision, from a tight angle. Juve is in the trenches, but at the first opportunity it hits. Cuadrado recovers the ball in the contrast with Gosens, the black and white restart is not linear but the ball reaches Kulusevski: a delightful left foot from the top of the area, Gollini can only watch and 1-0. Atalanta collects the blow and starts again with the usual infernal rhythm. The obsessive pressing bears fruit in the 41st minute when Rabiot, besieged, loses the ball out of the trocar. Atalanta triggers Malinovskyi who shoots left from the edge of the area: 1-1. The start of recovery proposes a different script, Juve also raises the center of gravity and seeks to recover the ball in the opposing half of the pitch. The aggressive attitude of the bianconeri produces two colossal chances between 56 ‘and 60’. Kulusevski is denied the brace by Gollini, Chiesa instead prints a delightful assist from Ronaldo on the post. The winger made no mistake in the 72nd minute, when he crowned a splendid combination with Kulusevski: exchange, hole defense, ball in the net for the 2-1. Atalanta would have time to react but the Bergamo players have no ideas or spaces. Buffon remains inactive until the final whistle, Juve lift the Cup.
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