With a double in extra time, former Bundesliga professional Ivan Perisic fired Inter Milan to win the Italian Football Cup.
The Croatian secured a 4-2 (2-2, 1-0) victory in the final against Juventus Turin on Wednesday night. In front of 67,944 spectators at the Romanian Olympic Stadium, the former footballer from Dortmund, Wolfsburg and Bayern managed first with a penalty kick (99th place) and shortly afterwards with a long-range shot into the corner (102).
European champion Nicolo Barilla gave Inter a lead (6′) before Juventus changed the match after the break with quick goals from Alex Sandro (50) and Dusan Vlahovic (52). Former Leverkusen player Hakan Calhanoglu saved Milan in a fast-paced match with a penalty kick (80) in overtime. In it, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri saw the red card (ranked 104).
While Inter still has a chance of winning the double of the championship and the Italian Cup, Juventus will end a season without a title for the first time since 2011: Turin no longer have a chance in the Serie A, in the Champions League they failed in the round of 16. From 2012 to 2020, the title went To Juventus nine times in a row, but last year there was still a cup win to celebrate.
In the so-called derby of Italy, the national player cheered Parilla after a long-range shot. Juventus were more active after that, but did not score until after the break: Alex Sandro beat goalkeeper Samir Handanovic with a shot that the goalkeeper did not show well. Shortly thereafter, Vlahovic completed a counterattack. And Adel Calhanoglu scored a controversial penalty. In extra time, Perisic also remained calm after a more obvious error. Soon, the decision was made with a goal worth watching. (dpa)