Copa Italia: Mertens Fires Napoli To Final; Napoli To Face Juve On Wednesday
As the second tiers of the semi final of the Copa Italia was played yesterday, Dries Mertens fired Napoli into the Coppa Italia final, beating Inter Milan 2-1 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw in the match and became the club's record goalscorer.
it will be recalled that Napoli defeated Inter 1-0 from the first leg at the San Siro three months ago which gave them the edge yesterday but their advantage was wiped out barely two minutes in as Christian Eriksen - making his fourth Inter start since his January moved from Tottenham - curled a corner home.
But it was Dries Mertens' (41) slotted finish after a superb break from Lorenzo Insigne that ultimately sealed Napoli's place in Wednesday's final against Juventus, overtaking Marek Hamsik (121) as the club's highest scorer (122) in the process.
Napoli will now face 14th time champion of the competition; Juventus on Wednesday June 17 in Rome.
The Italian giant; Juventus have completed the signing of Dusan Vlahović from Fiorentina to the club. Total agreement with the player, agents, and Fiorentina has been reached. The forward was signed at €75m fee add ons included. €7m net salary per season. Vlahović will undergo medical tests in Turin and sign his long-term contract soon. Deal completed.Vlahovic was signed to boost the Juventus squad ahead of the knockout stage of the Champions League games.
Ronaldo Pens Down Farewell Message To Juve Fans
After the confirmation of his return to his former club, Cristiano Ronaldo has now thanked Juventus players and fans for their supports in his 3 years stay with them. He writes:
Juve Coach; Pirlo Got Sacked
After failing to win the Italian Serie A, the Juventus board have confirmed the sacking of their head coach; Andrea Pirlo. Pirlo, who joined the club last season was able to win the Copa Italia and the Super Cup but failed to retain the Scudetto.The emotional message from the club goes:Thank you, Andrea.These are the first words that all of us need to say at the end of this special experience together.A few months ago, Andrea Pirlo, an icon of world football, began...
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