Andre Pirlo has won his first trophy as a manager. He won coppa Italia with Juventus. Federico Chiesa scored the final goal and helped Juventus to win their first trophy of this season also. Juventus grabbed a victory over Atalanta with a scoreline of 2-1 in the final on Wednesday.
This season did not pass well for Pirlo. They took an early exit from the Champions League and also they cannot win Serie A. So, the debut season for Andre Pirlo was very disappointing. However, his side managed to win Coppa Italia. Dejan Kulusevski and Chiesa scored both the goals for Juventus and earned their team glory.
In this match, fans were allowed to watch from the gallery. It is the first time in Italy since March 2020. Juve took the lead at the Mapei Stadium. It came completely against the run of play. At the 31st minute, Kuluveski scored with a brilliant finish.
Atalanta was looking for their first Italian Cup since 1963. They were desperate enough and scored the equalizer before halftime. Ruslan Malinovskiy scored the equalizer.
But Pirlo’s side started the second half with more energy. They were looking more confident and composed at that time. Federico Chiesa scored his 13th goal in all competitions this season. He scored at the 73rd minute of the game.
“It was wonderful for everyone,” Chiesa told Rai Sport. “For those who have suffered in recent months.
“We players are protected but there are people out there who have suffered and are suffering. It is a reward for the efforts made in these difficult months.”
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Atalanta’s striker Zapata created the first real chance of the game. By using his strength he passed easily from De Ligt. He delivered the ball to Jose Luis. But the defender could not convert it into the goal.
Zapata’s huge strength caused problems for Juventus’s defense many times. Juventus got their first goal with their first attack of the game. All thanks to Kuluveski for his beautiful curled goal. In this goal, the assist came from Ronaldo. He dropped down to the middle and passed the ball to the Kuluveski.
Malinovskiy was the one who scored the winning goal in the league meetings. He continued his brilliant performance of scoring or providing assists throughout his last 10 games.
After the break, Atalanta’s confidence dropped. That time Juve got another chance to score but Chiesa only could hit the post. The ball also came from a backheel of Cristiano Ronaldo.
After a short exchange with Kuluveski, Chiesa managed to score the goal.
Atalanta threw bodies forward, but they could not test veteran Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. He was playing potentially his last game for the club, as Pirlo’s team clinched a 14th Coppa Italia – five more than any other side – with ease.