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Atalanta 1-2 Juventus: Federico Chiesa’s late strike secures Old Lady 14th Coppa Italia trophy and avoid first trophyless season in 10 years

Juventus win the Coppa Italia for the 14th time in their history courtesy of a 2-1 win over Atalanta this evening.

Another early Champions League exit and a limp Serie A title defence left Pirlo staring at a disappointing debut season as Juventus coach, but goals from Dejan Kulusevski and Chiesa earned his side Italian Cup glory.

With fans in attendance for the first time in Italy since March, it was Juve who took the lead at the Mapei Stadium, against the run of play, thanks to a fine finish from Kulusevski in the 31st minute.

Dejan Kulusevski put the Bianconeri ahead with a fine left-footed finish, but Atalanta, looking to win their first Italian Cup since 1963, deservedly levelled.

Ruslan Malinovskiy answered with a crisp effort of his own.

Federico Chiesa provided the decisive moment in the contest his 13th goal in all competitions this season after previously hitting the post.

The Italian found the net second time around to notch the crucial strike for his team, and handing Andrea Pirlo his second managerial honour after the Supercoppa Italia last year.

There is still plenty of work ahead of Juventus this week in their bid to reach the Champions League places.

They need to beat Bologna on the road in their final Serie A game of the season.

Atalanta will be determined to end their campaign on a high note after tonight’s disappointment in their home game against Milan, which could have significant ramifications in the battle for the top four.

John NM
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