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juve-coppa-italiaSerie A champions Juventus beat Lazio 2-1 after extra time on Wednesday to win their record 10th Coppa Italia, keeping alive their dreams of a historical treble.

Inter Milan are the only Italian team to have won the treble, completing the feat under Jose Mourinho in 2010 and the Bianconeri will try and match that when the meet Barcelona in the Champions League final in Berlin on June 6.

Ahead of the match, security was heavy outside the stadium – in a response to last year’s final when a Napoli fan suffered gunshot wounds away from the stadium and later died.

PogbaThe biggest transfer story this summer will be Juventus star Paul Pogba, who has been linked to the biggest clubs in Europe. According to Spanish publication AS, Juventus are preparing for Pogba’s departure this summer and have stuck a €100 million price tag to his head. The report goes on to say that the Italian club have already held meetings with Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Barcelona.

Champions League trophyI will be a battle for European footballing supremacy on June 6 in Berlin when Juventus and Barcelona collide in the Champions League final.

Both teams could be chasing a treble in Berlin if they both win their expected domestic cup finals before then. Juventus has already wrapped up the Serie A title while Barca have a four point lead with two games to go over rivals Real Madrid.

Barcelona will be playing in their first Champions League final since 2011 by completing a 5-3 aggregate win against Bayern Munich on Tuesday, while Juventus will hope to lift Italy’s first title since Inter Milan’s 2010 success.

Following the 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu that confirmed Juventus’ place in the Champions League final, we take a closer look at how the Italian side fared against Real Madrid in Spain on Wednesday night.

buffonJuventus will face Barcelona in the Champions League final after Alvaro Morata came back to haunt his former club with the precious away goal in a 1-1 draw in the second leg of their semi-final on Wednesday to progress 3-2 on aggregate.

With Juventus leading 2-1 from the first leg, Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half penalty had put the defending European champions ahead on away goals. However, Morata, who left Madrid for the Italian champions last July, struck the vital blow when he volleyed home Paul Pogba’s knockdown on 57 minutes to take Juventus to their first final in 12 years in Berlin on June 6.

We take a look at the stats from the first leg Champions League meeting between Real Madrid and Juventus ahead of tonight’s clash between the two sides at the Bernabeu.

After a hugely influential showing in the first leg against Real Madrid, we take a closer look at how Arturo Vidal has performed for Juventus in Serie A since the 2012/13 season to the present day.

new-inter-badgeYaya Toure would bring a ‘guarantee’ to Inter, whilst Thiago Motta would just as equally aid the club’s rebirth, according to club legend Javier Zanetti.

The former Inter captain and current Vice-President has today commented on the continued links the Nerazzurri have to Manchester City’s Toure.

“Mancini knows him very well and if he wants him, it is for a reason,” Zanetti told the Corriere dello Sport.

“Toure is a champion who for so long has been playing at the top and he can help us in terms of personality, because San Siro is not an easy stadium to perform at.

Paulo-DybalaPaulo Dybala is set to miss Palermo’s final four Serie A games as the club prepare to sell their star Argentinian forward.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has reportedly claimed Premier League outfits Arsenal and Manchester City are interested in the 21-year-old, along with a number of other clubs. With Palermo having already secured Serie A football for next season, Zamparini has instructed coach Giuseppe Iachini to rest the team’s leading scorer to avoid any complications that would affect his sale.

romavsmilanAC Milan, at the centre of takeover uncertainty and with coach Filippo Inzaghi unlikely to survive until next season, can have a hand in the Champions League shake-up when they face Roma on Saturday.

The 18-time Serie A champions and winners of the European Cup on seven occasions are marooned in mid-table with just 43 points, a huge 36 behind Juventus who wrapped up the title last weekend. They go into their home clash with second-placed Roma on the back of three straight defeats and a winless run of five matches.