‘Ronaldoless’ Juventus Endure First Trophyless Season Since 2010/11 After Coppa Italia Final Defeat

‘Ronaldoless’ Juventus Endure First Trophyless Season Since 2010/11 After Coppa Italia Final Defeat

  • Juventus were defeated 4-2 in the Coppa Italia final meaning the Old Lady will finish the season without a title
  • This will be the first time in over a decade that the Italian giants are ending a season without silverware
  • Max Allegri’s side began the campaign on a not too impressive note, but they have surely secured a Champions League qualification

Italian side Juventus will end this campaign without a trophy after the Old Lady fell to a 4-2 defeat in the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday night.

It was a blockbuster final which produced classics from both sides, but Juve succumbed in extra time after Inter forced the tie to extend following a controversial leveller in the closing minutes of regulation time.

Juve had conceded earlier and they overturned the scoreline with two goals in the opening minutes of the second half courtesy Alvaro Morata and Dusan Vlahovic after Nicolo Barella had given Inter the lead.

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Juventus will finish the 2021/2022 season without a title. Photo: Daniele Badolato
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Old Juve reports that Hakan Calhanoglu scored from the spot and then a brace by Ivan Perisic allowed the cup to go to Milan, meaning Juve finish the season with nothing.

It is the first time in over a decade that the Old Lady will go trophyless in a season and the last time was under Gigi Delneri in the 2010/2011 season when they finished the seventh in the Serie A.

Juventus began this season on a poor note as they were left struggling in the Serie A, but an admirable recovery saw them comfortably claim a Champions League spot after Dusan Vlahovic was acquired in January.

Thomas Partey on the radar of Juve

Meanwhile, Juventus have expressed interest in signing Thomas Partey from Arsenal. Chances of the Italian giants getting the star midfielder are close to none, and they are set to add Arthur Melo to sweeten the deal.

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Partey has been a key member of Mikel Arteta's squad since joining from Atletico Madrid. His only undoing has been his constant injuries.

However, when he is fit, he has formed a solid midfield partnership with Granit Xhaka.

Pogba rejects Manchester City offer

Sports Brief earlier reported that Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has reportedly rejected an offer from Premier League rivals Manchester City and is now prepared to move away from England.

The Frenchman is looking to join either Real Madrid or Juventus as details about his future remain unclear.

The 29-year-old became a transfer target for the Citizens as his contract with the Red Devils will lapse at the end of the ongoing season.

Source: Sports Brief News