Inter Milan defeated Juventus 1-0 in the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia, with Federico Di Marco scoring the decisive goal. Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri was reported to have verbally abused Inter manager Dario Baccin in the San Siro tunnel after the match. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Allegri shouted, “You’re s***, you’re going to finish sixth anyway,” at Beccin. Allegri also had a heated exchange with Nerazzurri CEO Giuseppe Moratta, with whom he had previously worked at Juventus.
Allegri reprimanded his players for their poor performance and demanded that they earn maximum points in Serie A so that they do not miss out on Champions League football even if the 15-point ban is reinstated. He stated, “We have to get ahead of them in the league, we must not let them get to the Champions League.”
I wasn’t arguing – Leonardo Bonucci
During the 68th minute of the match, Allegri had an argument with Leonardo Bonucci after he decided to replace the veteran centre-back. Bonucci vehemently objected and tried to change his mind but was substituted by Danilo. However, Bonucci tried to play down the situation after the match and insisted that he was not arguing but requesting Allegri to let him continue. According to Corriere dello Sport, Bonucci said, “I wasn’t arguing, it was only because I was starting to have cramps and in order to not waste substitutions, I said to take this into consideration.”
The Inter executive, Beccin, was fined after he took to the pitch in the first leg at the Allianz Stadium after Samir Handanovic and Romelu Lukaku were sent off.
The match was tightly contested, with Inter managing to hold on to their slender lead. Allegri’s frustration was evident after the match, as he let his emotions get the better of him. Juventus will now focus on their league campaign and attempt to secure a top-four finish to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
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