After an entertaining round of second leg fixtures a week ago, it was finally known that Napoli and Juventus will lock horns in the Roman Colosseum of Stadia Olimpico tonight in the Coppa Italia.
Record champions Juventus (13 trophies) will be playing their 5th Coppa Italia final in 6 six years. The Bianconeri will be looking forward to continuing their run of good form in the finals since they have won the past four finals they have been involved in.
Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri will look to midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur to replicate his semifinal second leg form against Milan in order to tame the industrious Napoli midfield in order to give him his first trophy in Calcio.
Forward Cristiano Ronaldo is also expected to leave behind his misfortunes against Milan and turn up on the big day as he is much known to do. Where attacking alternatives are needed, Juve expects Paulo Dybala to provide such alternatives.
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On the other hand, Gennaro Gattuso will be in the dugout of a Coppa Italia Final for the second time in his managerial career of which will also be his second attempt at winning it after losing 3-0 to Juventus in his first attempt with Inter Milan. The 2012 and 2014 Champions will be out in a battle for their first piece of silverware in 8 years.
After defeating defending Champions Lazio and favourites Inter Milan, the Gli Azzuri of Naples would love to end their dream cup campaign with a trophy. In order to achieve this, Napoli centre-back duo will have to be on top of their game for 90 minutes and more in order to deny Juve’s lethal forward any exploits in front of their goal.
The winger attackers that is Jose Callejon and Insigne will have to keep Juve’s attack-minded wing-backs so they keep them more in their half defending rather than creating havoc in the Napoli half. The climax of the 2019/20 season will kick off at 1945hrs BST. May the best team win.
Author: Katende Basajjabaka
Katende writes about sports and occasionally technology.