Juventus 2-4 Inter Milan: Ivan Perisic hits a three-minute brace in extra-time to fire Simone Inzaghi’s side to Coppa Italia victory… as Juve boss Max Allegri is sent off (with his own players having to drag him away from the pitch!)
- Juventus blew a 2-1 lead in Rome as Inter Milan won a feisty Coppa Italia final
- Nicolo Barella gave Inter the early breakthrough with a goal in the sixth minute
- Five minutes after the restart Massimiliano Allegri’s side drew level at 1-1
- Moments later Dusan Vlahovic put his recent form behind him to make it 2-1
- But a penalty from Hakan Çalhanoğlu forced extra-time and Inter took control
- Ivan Perisic struck a penalty of his own before adding a fourth to seal victory
Ivan Perisic went through the gears with an extra-time brace as he fired Inter Milan to victory to win the Coppa Italia final in Rome.
Nicolo Barella set Simone Inzaghi’s side on their way but two quickfire goals from Juventus appeared to turn the final on its head.
It was not to last, however, as first Hakan Çalhanoğlu and then Perisic netted from penalties to stick Inter 3-2 in front, before Perisic produced a stunning effort to ensure victory and silverware for the Milanese side.
Inter, who are still in the running to retain their Serie A title this term, started on the front foot, racing into the lead after six minutes in the Stadio Olimpico as Barella arrowed a stunning strike into the top corner.
Juventus responded well with Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic denied by a superb save from Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic in a pulsating first half, before defender Alex Sandro levelled five minutes after the break.
Vlahovic then completed the turnaround less than two minutes later to spark wild scenes of celebration among Juve’s players, but Calhanoglu’s expertly-converted penalty took the match to extra time.
Perisic then took centre stage, firing his side in front once more with another penalty, again emphatically converted, before making sure of a first Coppa Italia triumph since 2011 for Inter with a powerful finish into the top corner.
Allegri, who was sent to the stands for protesting against a decision late on, will become the first Juventus manager since 2011 to finish a season without having won a single trophy, with Juve fourth in Serie A and out of title contention
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