Alvaro Morata came off the substitutes bench to fire Juventus to Coppa Italia glory over AC Milan at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday evening. The victory sees the Old Lady become the first Italian side to win the league and cup double for two seasons in a row.
The Rossoneri were hoping to win the famous cup which also comes with a place in Europe for next season but after falling to a 1-0 defeat, they will instead be without European competition for 2016/17 after finishing the Serie A campaign down in seventh place.
The Old Lady, meanwhile, capped off another stunning season after wrapping up their fifth successive league title, finishing the term with a comfortable nine-point cushion over second-placed Napoli.
And Max Allegri’s side made it a double this evening by retaining the Coppa Italia thanks to Morata’s extra-time effort which left Gianluigi Donnarumma no chance in the Milan goal.
It was a pedestrian affair for much of the match, with Paul Pogba the closest to breaking the deadlock on a couple of occasions, notably bursting into the box on the angle before testing Donnarumma with a deflected effort which nearly snuck inside the teenager’s near post.
Carlos Bacca then went close late on with an audacious overhead kick but the missed opportunity came back to bite Milan when Juan Cuadrado, on loan from Premier League side Chelsea, crossed for Morata to net the winning goal late on.
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