The last Juve title for Buffon! The last Juve title for Ronaldo?
In the Coppa Italia, the troubled Turinians defeat Atalanta Bergamo on Wednesday evening. Goalkeeping legend Gigi Buffon (43) can celebrate the last title with his heart club. The keeper legend announced his departure shortly before after almost 19 years, but was allowed to stand in the Coppa final in a 2-1 victory – and stretch his last Juve trophy into the sky. Like Cristiano Ronaldo?
Atalanta has started very well and has the upper hand throughout the first half. And yet a good attack is enough for Juve to take the lead (30th)! Cuadrado claims the ball against national player Gosens in a tough duel, thereby initiating a counterattack. Ex-Schalke McKennie lays on Kulusevski – and he shoots the ball elegantly and indefensibly into the far corner. 1: 0! But Bergamo strikes back before the break! The fully deserved equalization by Malinovskyi (41.), who hits after a template from Freuler from almost ten meters.
4500 spectators can attend the final at the Mapei Stadium, the home of Sassuolo. In the second half, the air is a little out of the way. And then Juve makes everything clear! Chiesa, whose father Enrico won the trophy with Parma and Buffon in 1995, scores for Turin (73rd). He initiates the goal himself, plays to Kulusevski, who returns to the free-standing Chiesa – 2: 1!
Juve win the Italian Cup after a disappointing season. It will be Buffon’s last Turin title. And for Ronaldo too? The rumors about a change of the Portuguese are getting louder and louder. Most recently, his mother fired suspicions about a return to Lisbon.
It is not yet clear where Buffon will be headed after the season. This season, Pole Wojciech Szczesny (30) replaced him as the clear number one in Turin, the 2006 world champion was only allowed to stand in ten games and conceded five goals. Juventus did not lose any of these games. Like this finale. Probably the last of the legend Buffon in the jersey of the old lady. It is his 24th title with the club.