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The 2016 Coppa Italia Final decided the winner of the 2015–16 Coppa Italia, the 69th season of Italy's main football cup. It was played on 21 May 2016 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, between Milan and Juventus.[1]

2016 Coppa Italia Final
AS Roma fans at Stadio Olimpico during Roma-Inter.jpg
The Stadio Olimpico in Rome held the final
Event2015–16 Coppa Italia
After extra time
Date21 May 2016
VenueStadio Olimpico, Rome
RefereeGianluca Rocchi
Attendance67,123
WeatherClear
17 °C (63 °F)
59% humidity
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Since Juventus won the 2015–16 Serie A, Milan secured their place in the 2016 Supercoppa Italiana.[2] Juventus won the match 1–0 after extra time, with a 110th-minute goal by the substitute Álvaro Morata with his first touch, successfully defending their title.[3][4]

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BackgroundEdit

Milan played in a final for the 13th time, of which they have won five.[5] Their most recent final was in 2003, defeating Roma 6–3 on aggregate.[6] It was Juventus' second consecutive final and the 16th in their history, second only to Roma's 17. They had won a record ten titles.[5] They were the title holders when they defeated Lazio 2–1 after extra time in the last year's final.

Milan and Juventus contested in three finals. Juventus won twice, the first was in 1942 after the final ended with a 1–1 draw, they won 4–1 in replay,[7] the second was in 1990 with a 1–0 victory on aggregate.[8] Milan won 6–3 on penalties after a 1–1 draw in 1973.[9]

Road to the finalEdit

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

Milan Round Juventus
Opponent Result 2015–16 Coppa Italia Opponent Result
Perugia 2–0 (H) Third round N/A N/A
Crotone 3–1 (a.e.t) (H) Fourth round N/A N/A
Sampdoria 2–0 (A) Round of 16 Torino 4–0 (H)
Carpi 2–1 (H) Quarter-finals Lazio 1–0 (A)
Alessandria 1–0 (A), 5–0 (H) (6–0 agg.) Semi-finals Internazionale 3–0 (H), 0–3 (A) (3–3 agg. 5–3 p)

MatchEdit

Team selectionEdit

Juventus were without defender Leonardo Bonucci, who was given a yellow card in both legs of the semi-final.[10] They also missed Claudio Marchisio who suffered a torn cruciate ligament in his left knee, that sidelined him for nearly six months.[11]

DetailsEdit

Milan0–1 (a.e.t.)Juventus
Report Morata   110'
Attendance: 67,123
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Milan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juventus
GK 99   Gianluigi Donnarumma
RB 96   Davide Calabria
CB 17   Cristián Zapata   50'
CB 13   Alessio Romagnoli
LB 2   Mattia De Sciglio
DM 18   Riccardo Montolivo (c)   108'
CM 27   Juraj Kucka   112'
CM 16   Andrea Poli   84'
RW 10   Keisuke Honda   88'
CF 70   Carlos Bacca
LW 28   Giacomo Bonaventura
Substitutes:
GK 1   Diego López
DF 4   José Mauri   119'   108'
DF 5   Philippe Mexès
FW 7   Jérémy Ménez
FW 9   Luiz Adriano
FW 19   M'Baye Niang   101'   84'
GK 32   Christian Abbiati
DF 33   Alex
FW 45   Mario Balotelli   112'
MF 72   Kevin-Prince Boateng
MF 73   Manuel Locatelli
MF 91   Andrea Bertolacci
Manager:
  Cristian Brocchi
 
GK 25   Neto
CB 24   Daniele Rugani   120+2'
CB 15   Andrea Barzagli   105'
CB 3   Giorgio Chiellini (c)   117'
RWB 26   Stephan Lichtsteiner   75'
CM 18   Mario Lemina
CM 11   Hernanes   108'
CM 10   Paul Pogba   62'
LWB 33   Patrice Evra   62'
CF 21   Paulo Dybala
CF 17   Mario Mandžukić
Substitutes:
GK 1   Gianluigi Buffon
FW 7   Simone Zaza
FW 9   Álvaro Morata   119'   108'
DF 12   Alex Sandro   62'
FW 16   Juan Cuadrado   75'
MF 20   Simone Padoin
MF 22   Kwadwo Asamoah
MF 27   Stefano Sturaro
GK 34   Rubinho
MF 37   Roberto Pereyra
Manager:
  Massimiliano Allegri

Match rules

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Comunicato UffIciale N.172 del 4 Marzo 2016" (PDF) (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 4 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Supercoppa Italiana, sarà Juventus-Milan" [Supercoppa Italiana, will be Juventus-Milan]. goal.com (in Italian). 25 April 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  3. ^ Hanson, Peter (21 May 2016). "Milan 0–1 Juventus (AET): Morata grabs extra-time winner to seal another double". goal.com. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Milan 0 Juventus 1". BBC Sport. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Honours List". Lega Serie A. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  6. ^ Francesco Gullo (14 June 2003). "Italy Cup 2002/03". RSSSF. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  7. ^ Maurizio Mariani (10 August 2002). "Coppa Italia 1941/42". RSSSF. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  8. ^ Roberto Di Maggio (17 November 2005). "Coppa Italia 1989/90". RSSSF. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  9. ^ Dinant Abbink (8 June 2000). "Coppa Italia 1972/73". RSSSF. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Inter 3–0 Juventus (agg 3–3, pens 5–3): Allegri's men reach final despite Nerazzurri comeback". goal.com. 2 March 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  11. ^ Wright, Joe (15 May 2016). "Injured Marchisio undergoes further knee procedure". goal.com. Retrieved 20 May 2016.