The Nerazzurri coach may become the oldest coach to win his first cup, the Colombian is the player who has scored the most goals for the Bianconeri from 2016/17 to today. Gigi Buffon can match Roberto Mancini
Atalanta won their only Coppa Italia in 1963 (3-1 over Torino with a hat-trick from Domenghini) and lost three finals; Juventus has 13 national trophies on its showcase, most of all, and has also collected six second places. Yet, at this moment, the team in the best form is the Bergamo one, which has already won the third qualification in a row to the Champions League, while the Bianconeri risk a sensational exclusion from the noblest Europe. The match played on Wednesday at 9 pm at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia does not have a favorite, anything can happen.
In the league, Atalanta returned to beating Juventus after twenty years (1-0 with a goal from Malinovskyi in the final) and did not lose in the first leg (1-1 with Chiesa and Freuler goals). In its history, the Nerazzurri team has never won two games in a row against Juventus. In the Italian Cup the precedents are 16: 6 Juventus successes, 4 by Atalanta and 6 draws. Juventus have not conceded a goal in regulation time in all the last four Coppa Italia finals they have played, but lost the last one against Napoli on penalties. Juve have lost only one of their last 17 Coppa Italia matches (12 wins and 4 draws), against Atalanta in the quarter-finals of the 2018/19 edition (0-3). As mentioned, Atalanta only won one Italian Cup in 1963 and that was the only time they scored in the final: then 0-3 and 0-1 in 1987 against Napoli, 0-1 and 0-2 against Fiorentina in 1996, 0-2 in the dry final against Lazio in 2019.
Andrea Pirlo can become the fourth Juventus coach to raise the Italian Cup both as a player and as a coach, after Luis Monti, Carlo Parola and Dino Zoff. Gian Piero Gasperini, who is achieving extraordinary results with Atalanta, at the age of 63 years and 113 days can become the oldest coach to win his first Italian Cup; in general it can be the second behind Nereo Rocco, who won his third national trophy with Milan at 65 years and 62 days in 1977. Gigi Buffon has won the Italian Cup 5 times, once with Parma and 4 with Juve , he lacks one to match Roberto Mancini, who has won more than all. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 9 goals in his last 10 finals in all competitions, but has run out of steam in three of his most recent five. Atalanta Duvan Zapata is the player who has scored the most goals for Juve considering all competitions from 2016/17 to today: 7 in 10 games.
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