The Coppa Italia Final between Juventus and Lazio will be played on Wednesday May 17, moved after the Bianconeri reached the Champions League Final.
Juve’s 4-1 on aggregate win over Monaco means they will holders Real Madrid in the Champions League Final in Cardiff on Saturday June 3.
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The original date of the Coppa Italia Final had been Friday June 2, only one day before the Champions League showdown.
Juve are in line to as they are only one win away from clinching the Scudetto.
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Real Madrid have joined Juventus in the final of the Champions League after disposing of city rivals Atletico thanks to a 4-2 aggregate win on Wednesday night.
Atletico threatened to provide a stunning comeback with two early goals but Isco’s strike just before half-time left the hosts with too much to do as Zinedine Zidane’s side went through to contest their third final in four seasons.
Italian champions Juventus reached the final on Tuesday night with a comprehensive 4-1 aggregate win over this season’s surprise package Monaco.
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With only two points in their last seven games, the position of manager Stefano Pioli had become untenable and on Tuesday, Inter announced that Pioli had been fired, with three games left in the season.
The club wrote in the statement,
“Inter Milan announces that it has parted ways with coach Stefano Pioli and his technical staff.
“Inter thanks Stefano and his team for their dedication and hard work at the club over the last six months in what has proven to be a difficult season.”
“The club will begin planning now for the next season.”
Massimiliano Allegri believes Juventus have the required quality to win the Champions League after swatting aside Monaco 4-1 to reach the final.
Goals from Mario Mandzukic and the star of the tie Dani Alves were enough to see off the Ligue 1 leaders 2-1 at Juventus Stadium, backing up their win in the principality last week.
Captain Gianluigi Buffon said post-match that reaching the final would mean nothing without victory in Cardiff and Allegri too espoused the importance of seeing out a first treble by an Italian side since Jose Mourinho’s Inter after being denied by Barca in 2015.
Italian football has been hit by another race storm after on-loan Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia was called a ‘s***** Moroccan’ live on television.
The centre back was giving an interview to Italian broadcasters Rai after Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Torino before he heard a technician’s voice in his earpiece asking:
‘What are you saying, s***** Moroccan?’
The insult was not broadcast but Benatia stopped mid-sentence and asked:
‘Who said that in the background? I heard someone talking in the background. Who said that? I heard an insult.’
Inter coach Stefano Pioli says he sees “good things in the future” for the club and insisted he will not stand down after a 1-0 defeat at Genoa hampered the Nerazzurri’s chances of a top-six finish in Serie A.
Former Inter forward Goran Pandev scored a 70th-minute winner to help Genoa earn a crucial three points in their battle against relegation, while Pioli’s men have three games left to end their dismal run of form and push for sixth place, which would bring with it Europa League qualification.
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Inter Milan forward Antonio Candreva missed an 87th minute penalty as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat at lowly Genoa on Sunday, extending their winless run to seven league games.
Palermo, who have employed five different coaches this season, were finally relegated after drawing 1-1 at Chievo and Lazio continued their free-scoring run with a remarkable 7-3 win over Sampdoria.
Inter were sunk by a 70th minute goal from their former forward Goran Pandev, who volleyed home from a rebound after Miguel Veloso’s long-range shot was tipped onto the bar by Samir Handanovic.
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With real doubts over the future of manager Stefano Pioli, Inter are refusing to give up on signing Chelsea manager Antonio Conte this summer.
The Serie A club’s Chinese owners, Suning Holdings, are ready to offer the Chelsea boss massive transfer funds and a lucrative deal worth £10 million-a-year to return to his homeland and steer the club back to the top of Italian football.
Conte will win the Premier League title with Chelsea in his first season if they triumph in their four remaining games, starting at home to Middlesbrough on Monday night.
Gonzalo Higuain scored twice to give Juventus a 2-0 win at Monaco in the Champions League semi-final first leg.
The Argentine gave the visitors the lead on 29 minutes, finishing low into the bottom left corner from inside the area after a brilliant Juventus team move.
It was 2-0 on 59 minutes again through Higuain, who got ahead of goalkeeper Danijel Subasic to poke home from close range after Dani Alves’ measured cross.
Juventus, who are yet to concede in over 600 minutes of Champions League football, will defend their two-goal lead in the second leg in Turin on Tuesday evening.
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Antonio Candreva and Mauro Icardi thought they’d given Inter the Derby della Madonnina, but Milan’s incredible comeback at the 97th minute made it 2-2.
This was a momentous Derby, as this week Yonghong Li completed the takeover of Milan, ending the 31-year reign of Silvio Berlusconi.
It was a suitably spectacular match for the occasion, as Inter took a 2-0 lead in the first half through Antonio Candreva’s lob and a Mauro Icardi tap-in.
However, Milan poured forward towards the end of the game to set up a dramatic finale with Alessio Romagnoli volleying in Suso’s cross.