Juventus vs Internazionale – Football Match Report – 11 May 2022

Internazionale won the Coppa Italia after a brace in extra time from Croatia striker Ivan Perisic earned his side a 4-2 win over Juventus in Wednesday’s final, ensuring Massimiliano Allegri’s side will finish the season without a trophy.

Inter, who are still in contention to retain their Serie A title this season, started on the front foot, taking the lead after six minutes at the Stadio Olimpico as Nicolo Barella fired a superb strike into the top corner.

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Juventus responded well with Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic denied by a superb save from Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic in a thrilling first half, before defender Alex Sandro equalized five minutes after the break.

Vlahovic then completed the turnover less than two minutes later to spark wild celebratory scenes among the Juve players, but Hakan Calhanoglu’s deftly converted penalty sent the game on extra time.

Perisic then took center stage, once again pulling his side ahead with another penalty, again converted forcefully, before securing a first Coppa Italia triumph since 2011 for Inter with a powerful arrival in the skylight.

Allegri, who was sent to the stands for protesting a late decision, will become the first Juventus manager since 2011 to finish a season without winning a single trophy as Juve are fourth in Serie A and out of contention at the title.

“We just have to congratulate Inter for their victory,” Allegri said after the game. “We’re not winning a single trophy this season, we have to save that anger for next season when we have to start winning again.

“It was a good performance, but we fell towards the end, there were players who weren’t in top form and did everything they could. It’s disappointing, but we can only thank them for their efforts. We learn from these experiences.

“It’s a shame because we didn’t win against Inter in Serie A and didn’t get our revenge tonight either. Incidents can work against you on some days, in favor of others.”

Things look rosier for Simone Inzaghi in his first season as Inter boss, with two trophies to his name now after adding the Coppa Italia to his side’s Supercoppa triumph this season.

The Serie A title, where AC Milan are two points clear of their rivals with two games to play, is the next target.

“This team never gives up,” Inzaghi said. “If I ever needed an answer, I’ve only had answers from this side from July to today, it’s been a long whirlwind of emotions.

“Now we have two more Serie A games to play and we want to finish the season as well as possible.

“It’s also right that we take advantage of these moments, it’s been a decade since we won the Coppa Italia or the Supercoppa, so I’m happy for the club, these incredible players and the fans who have supported us from the start. at the end.”

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