Juventus 2-4 Inter (AET) – Match Report as Nerazzurri lift Coppa

Inter Milan have tonight been crowned Coppa Italia winners for the 2021/22 season, having defeated Juventus 4-2 after extra time to lift the trophy. Goals from Nicolo Barella, Hakan Calhanoglu and a brace from Ivan Perisic were enough to give the Nerazzurri the win, despite a spirited comeback from the Bianconeri at the start of the second half.

It was Inter who started the game strongest, when Nicolo Barella opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a wonderful strike from the edge of the box. Marcelo Brozovic laid the ball off to the Italian who left Juventus goalkeeper Mattia Perin with no chance of saving it.

The remainder of the first half saw a handful of chances go to both teams with Paulo Dybala coming closest in the 31st minute after a good corner from Federico Bernardeschi. Inter led at half-time but Juventus came out of the break motivated, with defender Alex Sandro equalising after a deflection off Alvaro Morata – a parting gift from the Brazilian who is set to leave the Bianconeri this summer.

Just two minutes later, Juventus doubled their lead, with Paulo Dybala putting a good ball into the box for Dusan Vlahovic, who sees his first shot saved by Inter keeper Samir Handanovic before converting the rebound to complete an early comeback in the second-half.

Juventus had a few chances to seal the game in the second half before Leonardo Bonucci fouled Lautaro Martinez in the box with 15 minutes to play; Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu converting from the spot to send the game to extra-time.

In the 96th minute, disaster struck once again when Inter were awarded a second penalty – with Matthijs de Ligt having been deemed to have fouled his compatriot Stefan de Vrij after an intervention from the VAR team. Ivan Perisic took the penalty and tucked it away nicely before the Croatian winger doubled his own tally in the 102nd minute to seal the game for the Nerazzurri.

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