Inter Milan overcame Juventus to win the Coppa Italia for the first time since 2011

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Inter Milan wins Coppa Italia since 2011 after coming from behind to beat Juventus

Inter Milan won the cup for the eighth time after Ivan Perisic scored twice in only three minutes of extra time and a penalty kick taken by Hakan Calhanoglu in the 80th minute forced extra time.

After only six minutes, Inter took the lead thanks to a magnificent goal scored by Nicolo Barella.

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However, the defending champions Juventus were able to alter the tide of the game early in the second half thanks to goals scored by Alex Sandro and Dusan Vlahovic in rapid succession.

The record 14-time winners Juventus saw their dreams dashed for a trophy this season after suffering a loss, marking the first season since 2010-11 in which this has occurred.

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Inter, who are now in second place in Serie A and are two points behind their city rivals AC Milan with two games to go, had not reached the final of the championship since they last won it 11 years ago. Inter are only two points behind AC Milan.

After cutting inside from the left side of the field, Barella scored the quickest goal in a Coppa Italia final since 2015 with a fantastic right-foot drive that he curled into the top corner. This goal gave Inter the perfect start.

Inter Milan wins Coppa Italia since 2011 after coming from behind to beat Juventus

As Juventus searched for an equalizer prior to halftime, Vlahovic was denied by a spectacular stop from Samir Handanovic, and Paulo Dybala had a shot that went wide.

However, Massimiliano Allegri’s team took the lead just seven minutes after the game was restarted courtesy to goals scored by Sandro and Vlahovic, the latter of which scored a rebound after having his own shot stopped during a swift counterattack.

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After Lautaro Martinez was hauled down by Leonardo Bonucci, Calhanoglu kept his cool to force extra time, and then after 99 minutes, Perisic took the penalty kick to put Inter back in the lead from the spot. Calhanoglu’s goal forced extra time.

After only three minutes, Perisic added an unbelievable fourth goal, taking a touch before firing into the top corner from the edge of the box to put the game out of reach for Juventus.

As Inter continues to strive for a domestic double, the club’s final two games in the league will now be against Cagliari and Sampdoria.

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