Cristiano Ronaldo misses a penalty and Juventus advances to the Cup final on the return of football in Italy
The Juventus was the first winner in the return of professional football in Italy, although he could not get the partial victory in the return of the Coppa semifinals against Milan. The box led by Maurizio Sarri did well the 1-1 of the first leg with a draw without goals or brilliance, in which Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty and Juve spent almost the entire match with one more man, due to the expulsion of Ante Rebic after an irresponsible kick.
It would be unfair to say that Juventus did not deserve the pass to the final in the second leg, since beyond having one more player, the Bianconeri team dominated a Milan first without identity and then weighing an inferiority before which they only resisted for the titanic effort of its footballers and the lack of aim of Juve, who did not hit in 90 minutes against Gigi Donnarumma, who stood out greatly for his saving hand against one of the best pitchers world penalty.
Milan leaves the Coppa Italia but does so with its head held high, after sustaining the colossus par excellence in 90 minutes of survival and in which they even had a chance to get ahead, marred by the physical exhaustion of their players. Dybala, Cristiano or De Ligt could finish the series ahead of time, but it was the final whistle that allowed Juventus to breathe and celebrate the football fan after the return from competition in one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus.
Now, Juve must wait for an opponent who comes out of the meeting that measures this Saturday at Naples with Inter at San Paolo, and in which the locals start with a partial advantage against Antonio Conte’s team, thanks to Fabián Ruiz’s solitary goal in the first leg.