“Despite not playing well, Juve are able to play effectively…”
1NEWS – Juventus will face Inter in the Coppa Italia Final in Rome on 12 May. Goals from Federico Bernardeschi and Danilo secured the Bianconeri’s victory over Fiorentina.
Prior to the match on Thursday (21/04/2022) WIB, Juve had won the first leg with a Lorenzo Venuti own goal in the last minute, so with the away goals rule, La Viola will advance to extra time with a 1-0 win. here or qualify to face Inter in the Final with another win.
With that assumption, Vincenzo Italiano uses an all-attack team including Jonathan Ikone in midfield. Giacomo Bonaventura and Alvaro Odriozola are injured, Nikola Milenkovic has a stomach ache and Gaetano Castrovilli has been out of action this season. Juve are missing Manuel Locatelli, Arthur Melo, Weston McKennie, Kaio Jorge and Federico Chiesa, but Dusan Vlahovic could be fielded by Massimiliano Allegri.
Fiorentina came close to scoring in the early stages, Mattia Perin curled in a corner and Arthur Cabral in an offside position inadvertently saved Lucas Torreira’s finish.
As for Juve, who relied on counter-attacks, had several chances from strikers, Alvaro Morata and Vlahovic, but all of them did not produce goals.
Juve finally succeeded in opening the scoring in the 32nd minute. Utilizing a rebound, Bernardeschi fired a volley that successfully hit Bartlomiej Dragowski’s goal.
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Fiorentina tried to retaliate. Unfortunately, a number of opportunities that the visitors got still failed to bear fruit. Score 1-0 for Juventus advantage lasted until halftime.
Entering the second half, Fiorentina tried to be more daring to attack. A golden opportunity was obtained through the action of Lucas Martinez. Unfortunately, his efforts could still be thwarted by Mattia Perin.
Not long ago, it was Juventus’ turn to almost double the advantage. Unfortunately, the shot that was released by Denis Zakaria was still thwarted by the goalposts.
Juventus had scored a goal through the action of Adrien Rabiot in the 69th minute. However, VAR annulled this goal because it considered Rabiot to have been offside.
Fiorentina almost equalized through the action of Arthur Cabral in the 78th minute. Unfortunately, his header was still narrowly wide next to Perin’s goal.
Towards the end of the match, Danilo scored a goal to complete Juventus’ 2-0 victory which also ended this match.
(muflih miftahul kamal/muf)