Coppa Italia Final: Massimiliano Allegri Nearly Fights Fourth Official in Moment of Madness

Coppa Italia Final: Massimiliano Allegri Nearly Fights Fourth Official in Moment of Madness

Rene Otinga
updated at May 16, 2024 at 10:57 AM
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  • Juventus won the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday, May 15
  • The Bianconeri saw off Atalanta 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico
  • Massimiliano Allegri went viral for losing his cool in the tie

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Juventus boss, Massimiliano Allegri, had a hilarious meltdown on Wednesday, May 15 during the Coppa Italia final as his side beat Atalanta to secure a record-extending 15th title.

Dusan Vlahovic’s strike in the fourth minute was enough to see off Atalanta, as the game ended 1-0 in favour of the Old lady.

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Massimiliano Allegri reacted in fury at the Coppa Italia final between Atalanta BC and Juventus FC at Olimpico Stadium on May 15, 2024. Photo: Photo Agency.
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In what was a highly engaging game, Allegri was sent off for an uncharacteristic moment of madness, during which he lost his temper, his jacket, and his tie.

A video of the incident shows the Italian resorting to taking off his jacket in protest of a decision against his side.

With Juventus clinging on to their slender lead, referee Fabio Maresca failed to award the record Serie A champions a free-kick, leaving Allegri incensed.

According to Football Italia, the Juventus boss tore his jacket and berated the fourth official in anger. Unsurprisingly, he was shown a red card immediately after his antics.

Italian commentators saw the funny side of the incident and joked that the former AC Milan manager was performing a striptease.

As he walked off in anger, the Italian manager was heard muttering, “Shame on you.”

Guido Vaciago, the director of Italian news outlet Tuttosport, further alleged that Allegri insulted him afterwards.

What Allegri said after the match

Allegri appeared calm and collected after the match as he spoke about his team’s success at the Coppa Italia final.

“I am pretty lucky because I’ve been part of big clubs. I am still part of a big club so I am very happy. Tonight, we must celebrate because we were not favourites,” he said, as quoted by talkSPORT.
"We must congratulate Atalanta for how they played. Above all, I want to wish them good luck for the Europa League Final. For the rest. Juventus means winning and tonight we did it.”

Despite their shortcomings in the Coppa Italia. Gian Piero Gasperini's men still have a chance of claiming a major trophy this season when they face Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League final on Wednesday, May 22.

Real Madrid match Juventus’ feat

In other news, Sports Brief reported on Real Madrid’s unique feat after winning the La Liga title.

Los Blancos now have 36 titles, the same as Juventus’ tally in the Serie A.

The Old Lady first won the championship in 1905 in a tournament known as Prima Categoria back then.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and