It’s all to play for as Milan takes on Juventus in the Coppa Italia Final at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on May 21. The Rossoneri have really struggled this season, ending the season with a limp 3-1 defeat at the San Siro against Roma which meant that this game against Juventus represents their ONLY hope of playing in european competition next season.
As for Juventus, the Old Lady has been exceptional since the turn of the year. There was a brief challenge from Napoli for their Serie A crown, and after a terrible start it looked like Juve wouldn’t be able to win their fifth title in a row. But with an incredible 25 wins out of 26 games since the turn of 2016, they stormed to another championship.
Now, they will be hoping to make their success a double by lifting the Coppa Italia too, which they will be hoping to reclaim after winning it in 2015. And with senior Italian soccer legends like Giorgio Chiellini and Gianluigi Buffon they will be very difficult to beat.
But Milan can pose a threat with Carlos Bacca, whose 20 goals in Serie A this year in a struggling team haven’t gone unnoticed. He’s capable of upsetting the most measly of defenses, like Juventus. Look out for him as the danger man.
Last year, Juventus showed why they were the best team in the land by defeating Roman giants Lazio in a thrilling contest 2-1. They went behind early on in the game and had to battle back for the win, so the Old Lady won’t want a repeat of their start last season!
It’s going to be a thrilling game for the armchair fan, and with this being a final both teams will be throwing everything they can at each other to go for the win. But if we’re putting our necks out to pick a winner, we’re going with Juve!
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