08 May 2018

TIM CUP FINAL: THE MATCH PREVIEW

AC Milan and Juventus will meet for the 25th time in Coppa Italia. Let's get set for the big clash!

We will face Juventus for the fifth time in the Coppa Italia Final. We conquered the trophy in 1972/73, whereas the Bianconeri won it three times, in 1941/42, 1989/90 and 2015/16. Every season is different and every game is different. Let’s go over the most relevant news, stats and facts to understand how both teams arrive to a new Cup Final.

AC MILAN’S FORM
The Rossoneri have not conceded a single goal in this season’s TIM Cup: 3-0 against Hellas Verona, 1-0 in extra time vs Inter and, after a two-legged goalless semifinal, 4-5 in penalties against Lazio. Regarding the attack, coach Gattuso’s side have attempted 67 shots so far in the Cup, more than any other side since the last 16 round. Moreover, Suso is the leader in assist (2) and Patrick Cutrone, together with Gonzalo Higuain, the current Cup scorer (2).

RELIVE THE RED AND BLACKS' EXCITING QUALIFICATION TO THE FINAL VS LAZIO

TEAM NEWS
Lucas Biglia suffered an injury (severe lumbar trauma) las 21st April while playing against Benevento. However, the Argentinean midfielder has joined the squad in training and has been called up by coach Gattuso for the Final in Rome.

JUVENTUS’ FORM
Juventus are unbeaten in their last 11 Coppa Italia matches against us, with seven wins (including each of the last three) and four draws. Moreover, the Bianconeri haven’t conceded in any of their last five Cup fixtures. Actually, they are one clean sheet away from setting an own record in the competition. Since coach Allegri’s arrival in 2014, Juve have won all straight TIM Cups (3).

DANGERMEN
Douglas Costa has created 11 chances in the current Cup, more than any other player from the last 16 round onwards (Suso and Franck Kessié have both created 10 each). As per the Argentinean duo, Gonzalo Higuain has scored five goals in his last six Coppa Italia matches whilst Paulo Dybala has scored three goals and provided two assists in his last four appearances against AC Milan in all competitions.

THE VENUE: STADIO OLIMPICO
How to get there

  • By CAR:
    From Milan (Autostrada A1): Exit on GRA Flaminia direction, take exit N° 5 (Flaminia), then follow the signs to the stadium (Foro Italico).

  • By TRAIN, METRO or BUS:
    Arriving at the Termini Station (6 km distance from the Stadium): Take the Metro A line, direction Battistini, and get off at Ottaviano stop, then take bus No. 32 and get off at Piazzale della Farnesina.

  • By PLANE:
    Arriving at the Airport Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino (40 km distance).
    - Take the train to Termini and then follow the directions above.
    - By car, take the GRA Cassia-Flaminia direction, take exit N° 5 (Flaminia), then follow the signs to the stadium (Foro Italico).

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<p>All the Rossoneri available to Coach Pioli for the second leg of our Coppa Italia semi against the Bianconeri</p>

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<p>Ronaldo's late penalty cancels out Rebić's opener as the first leg ends in a 1-1 draw at San Siro</p>

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<p>The side selected by Coach Pioli for the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg</p>

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