2021 Coppa Italia Final


The 2021 Coppa Italia Final decided the winners of the 2020–21 Coppa Italia, the 74th season of Italy's main football cup.[3] It was played on 19 May 2021 for the first time at the Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore, Reggio Emilia, between Atalanta and Juventus. Juventus won the match 2–1 for a record fourteenth title.[4][5]

2021 Coppa Italia Final
Event2020–21 Coppa Italia
Date19 May 2021
VenueMapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore, Reggio Emilia
Man of the MatchFederico Chiesa (Juventus)[1]
RefereeDavide Massa[2]
Attendance4,300[note 1]
2020
2022

As winners, Juventus would have automatically qualified to the group stage of the 2021–22 UEFA Europa League, although they had already qualified for European competition through their league position. They also earned the right to contest the 2021 Supercoppa Italiana against the champions of the 2020–21 Serie A, Internazionale.

Background


Atalanta made its fifth appearance in the final, and second in three years. They recorded one win and three defeats in their previous four appearances, having lost three in a row after winning their only title in 1963. It was a record twentieth appearance for Juventus in a Coppa Italia final, and sixth appearance in the last seven years. Going into the final, Juventus had thirteen wins and six losses. The two teams had never met in a Coppa Italia final.

Road to the final


Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

Atalanta Round Juventus
Opponent Result 2020–21 Coppa Italia Opponent Result
Cagliari (H) 3–1 Round of 16 Genoa (H) 3–2 (a.e.t.)
Lazio (H) 3–2 Quarter-finals SPAL (H) 4–0
Napoli 0–0 (A), 3–1 (H) (3–1 agg.) Semi-finals Internazionale 2–1 (A), 0–0 (H) (2–1 agg.)

Match


Details

Atalanta[8]
Juventus[8]
GK95 Pierluigi Gollini
CB2 Rafael Toloi (c) 88' 77'
CB17 Cristian Romero 78'
CB6 José Luis Palomino
RM33 Hans Hateboer 76'
CM11 Remo Freuler 85'
CM15 Marten de Roon 88'
LM8 Robin Gosens 83'
RW18 Ruslan Malinovskyi 36' 68'
LW32 Matteo Pessina 68'
CF91 Duván Zapata
Substitutes:
GK31 Francesco Rossi
GK57 Marco Sportiello
DF3 Joakim Mæhle
DF4 Boško Šutalo
DF13 Mattia Caldara
DF19 Berat Djimsiti 77'
DF40 Matteo Ruggeri
MF59 Aleksei Miranchuk 83'
MF88 Mario Pašalić 68'
FW7 Sam Lammers
FW9 Luis Muriel 68'
FW72 Josip Iličić 89' 76'
Manager:
Gian Piero Gasperini
GK77 Gianluigi Buffon (c) 27'
RB16 Juan Cuadrado
CB4 Matthijs de Ligt 40'
CB3 Giorgio Chiellini
LB13 Danilo
RM14 Weston McKennie
CM30 Rodrigo Bentancur
CM25 Adrien Rabiot
LM22 Federico Chiesa 74'
CF44 Dejan Kulusevski 83'
CF7 Cristiano Ronaldo
Substitutes:
GK1 Wojciech Szczęsny
GK31 Carlo Pinsoglio
DF19 Leonardo Bonucci 83'
DF28 Merih Demiral
DF38 Gianluca Frabotta
MF5 Arthur
MF8 Aaron Ramsey
MF33 Federico Bernardeschi
FW9 Álvaro Morata
FW10 Paulo Dybala 74'
Manager:
Andrea Pirlo

Man of the Match:
Federico Chiesa (Juventus)[1]

Assistant referees:[2]
Matteo Passeri
Alessandro Costanzo
Fourth official:[2]
Marco Di Bello
Video assistant referee:[2]
Paolo Valeri
Assistant video assistant referees:[2]
Mauro Vivenzi

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Twelve named substitutes.
  • Maximum of five substitutions, with a sixth allowed in extra time.[note 2]

See also


Notes


  1. The total capacity of the stadium to allow fans to attend the final was established at 20% due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy.[6][7]
  2. Each team was given only three opportunities to make substitutions, excluding substitutions made at half-time, before the start of extra time and at half-time in extra time.

References


  1. "Il Coca-Cola | MVP of The Match è Federico Chiesa". legaseriea.it (in Italian). 19 May 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  2. "Finale TIMVISION Cup 2020/2021 – La designazione arbitrale". legaseriea.it (in Italian). 17 May 2021. Retrieved 17 May 2021.
  3. "Coppa Italia 2018/2019, 2019/2020 e 2020/2021" (PDF) (in Italian). legaseriea.it. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  4. "Coppa: Juventus end Atalanta dream". Football Italia. 19 May 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  5. "Atalanta 1–2 Juventus". BBC Sport. 19 May 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  6. "Coppa Italia Final will have fans". Football Italia. 29 April 2021. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  7. "Fans return to the stadium for the Coppa Italia Final!". juventus.com. 14 May 2021. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  8. "Final, TIMVISION Cup 2020–2021, Match report: Players average position" (PDF). Lega Serie A. 19 May 2021. p. 8. Retrieved 19 May 2021.