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Chiesa: ‘Experience can make the difference’

Wed 19 May 2021 | 22:55

Juventus striker Federico Chiesa said his side did the same thing as Atalanta do to make them suffer and their experience brought home the Coppa Italia trophy.

Federico Chiesa

’s second-half goal clinched a Coppa Italia triumph for


and the second trophy for coach

Andrea Pirlo

with a 2-1 victory over


in the final on Wednesday.

Italy forward Chiesa, on loan from


, fired home into the bottom corner in the 73rd minute after

Ruslan Malinovskyi

had canceled out

Dejan Kulusevski

’s first-half opener for Juve.

“It was a very intense Final, we have to give Atalanta credit for playing really well, but Juve showed again that experience can make the difference and we brought home the trophy,”

Chiesa told RAI Sport


“It’s true that we came on with a lot of intensity and hunger. Usually that’s what Atalanta do, they step up a gear in the second half, but this time we did it.”

Gigi Buffon


Roberto Mancini’

s record by winning six Coppa Italia trophies in what was probably his final appearance in the Juventus jersey.

Incredibly, one of those six was for


when his teammate was

Enrico Chiesa

, in May 1999, when Federico was not even two years old.

“Before the game, I told Gigi you’ve won plenty of trophies, but you won this with my father, now you can win it with me! He’s a legend, he’ll really be missed.”





source: SportMob