Italian Coppa Italia

Atalanta 1-2 Juventus: Federico Chiesa goal wins Coppa Italia for Andrea Pirlo's Juve

Federico Chiesa.
Federico Chiesa's winner reclaimed the Coppa Italia for Juventus, who won it four straight years from 2015-18

Federico Chiesa's cool finish earned Andrea Pirlo his first major trophy as a manager as Juventus beat Atalanta in the Coppa Italia final.

Chiesa, who had earlier hit the post from Cristiano Ronaldo's neat backheel, exchanged passes with Dejan Kulusevski to win a 14th Italian Cup for Juve.

Kulusevski had given Juventus a first-half lead with a classy curling effort before Ruslan Malinovskyi levelled.

The final was played in front of 4,300 fans at Sassuolo's Mapei Stadium.

It was the first high-profile football game in Italy to have been played in front of supporters for more than a year, after the country was hit heavily by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Juventus, fifth in Serie A with one game remaining after winning the title for nine successive seasons, were facing the prospect of a first season without a major trophy in a decade as new boss Pirlo, who took over last summer, struggled to find his feet.

But they created the better chances throughout against an Atalanta side who were unable to add to their solitary 1963 cup triumph, losing a second final in three seasons after their 2019 defeat by Lazio.

Atalanta began well as Jose Luis Palomino was denied by the legs of veteran keeper Gianluigi Buffon but Kulusevski bent in a fantastic first-time effort to give Juve the lead.

Malinovskyi drilled Atalanta level from just inside the box but Chiesa coolly tucked underneath Pierluigi Gollini to give Juventus, runners-up on penalties to Napoli in 2020, their fifth Coppa Italia in seven seasons.

Atalanta never threatened a second leveller and their frustrations boiled over late on as Rafael Toloi, who had been substituted several minutes earlier, was sent off for dissent shown from the sidelines.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, 43, will leave the club this summer after lifting the Coppa Italia for a fifth time



Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 95Gollini
  • 2TolóiBooked at 88minsSubstituted forDjimsitiat 76'minutes
  • 17RomeroBooked at 78mins
  • 6Palomino
  • 33HateboerSubstituted forIlicicat 76'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 15de RoonBooked at 88mins
  • 11FreulerBooked at 85mins
  • 8GosensSubstituted forAl Miranchukat 83'minutes
  • 18MalinovskiyBooked at 35minsSubstituted forMurielat 68'minutes
  • 32PessinaSubstituted forPasalicat 68'minutes
  • 91Zapata


  • 3Maehle
  • 4Sutalo
  • 7Lammers
  • 9Muriel
  • 13Caldara
  • 19Djimsiti
  • 31Rossi
  • 40Ruggeri
  • 57Sportiello
  • 59Al Miranchuk
  • 72Ilicic
  • 88Pasalic


Formation 4-4-2

  • 77Buffon
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 4de LigtBooked at 41mins
  • 3ChielliniBooked at 27mins
  • 13Danilo
  • 14McKennie
  • 30Bentancur
  • 25Rabiot
  • 22ChiesaSubstituted forDybalaat 74'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 44KulusevskiSubstituted forBonucciat 83'minutes


  • 1Szczesny
  • 5Arthur
  • 8Ramsey
  • 9Morata
  • 10Dybala
  • 19Bonucci
  • 28Demiral
  • 31Pinsoglio
  • 33Bernardeschi
  • 38Frabotta
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Wednesday 19th May 2021

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