Portuguese ace, Cristiano Ronaldo failed to shine as Thirteen-time winners Juventus cruise into the Coppa Italia final on the away goals rule at AC Milan’s expense as Italy’s football season restarted after a long-term break.
After drawing 1-1 in Milan on 13 February, both teams could not find the net in a semi-final second leg played behind closed doors in Turin.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been a major talking points before the game missed a penalty awarded for handball before Milan have to finish the game with 10 men on the pitch as Ante Rebic was sent off a minute later. It followed the Croatia forward’s 16th-minute foul on Danilo.
Despite the four-month gap between the two legs, there were similarities between the matches. Ronaldo also took a penalty at the San Siro – but scored – after a VAR review and Milan also had Theo Hernandez sent off in the 1-1 draw in February.
With their qualification and their hopes for a historic treble still on and burning, Juventus become the team with the most appearances in Coppa Italia finals (19), while the second team with most finals appearances is AS Roma (16).
The Biaconerri who are led by former Chelsea and Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri, will meet either Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan or his former club Napoli led by Gennaro Gattuso in Wednesday’s final in Rome.
Napoli take a 1-0 lead into Saturday’s second leg against Antonio Conte’s men.