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Juventus beat Atalanta 2-1 to win 14th Coppa Italia title

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Reggio Emilia (Italy), May 20 (MNN) Juventus dethroned league champions Atalanta 2-1 to win the Coppa Italia title for the 14th time after winning the Super Cup in January.

Juventus took the lead in the 31st minute when Juan Cuadrado triggered a counterattack and Weston McKennie rolled across for Kulusevski to curl the ball into the far corner of the net.

Atalanta levelled 10 minutes later as Ruslan Malinovskyi blasted in the equaliser.

Federico Chiesa scored the winner in the 73rd minute with Dejan Kulusevski before drilling into the left side of the net from close range.

Ronaldo failed to score on the night but has now won every trophy in three of Europe’s five major leagues – England, Spain and now Italy.

Fans were able to celebrate inside the stadium for one of the first times in Italy in more than a year. About 4,300 supporters were allowed to attend after the Italian government gave its approval for the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia to be at 20 per cent capacity.

Fans have been barred from matches in Italy for the majority of the past year because of the coronavirus pandemic since March 2020, apart from a brief period shortly after the start of the season when up to 1,000 spectators were allowed into stadiums.

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini, was denied a first trophy of his coaching career, and his club’s second trophy after the 1963 Coppa Italia.

Juventus played their 400th Coppa Italia game, at least 13 more than any other side in the competition.

This was their 20th appearance in the Coppa Italia final, also more than any other side.

They have been crowned champions as many as 14 times (1937/38, 1941/42, 1958/59. 1959/60, 1964/65, 1978/79, 1982/83, 1989/90, 1994/95, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2020/21).

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