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This coming Sunday, Italy will open the 2017/18 season with the Supercoppa final. With Juventus winning both the Cup and the championship, the Coppa Italia final of 17 May, where the opponent was Lazio, was repeated. Juventus was able to get through with 2-0 thanks to the goals of Dani Alves and Leonardo Bonucci, with Alex Sandro. The Supercoppa Final will take place in Stadio Olimpico (capacity of 70,634 seats), the home of AS Roma, and will be led by Davide Massa. As so often, this time Juventus is the favorite in a national competition game, they could win the last ten games all against Lazio Rome.
Juventus is a national power and dominates the Italian competitions at will. So it is not surprising that the last seven championships or three Coppa Italia titles went to the “old lady”. It seems as if Juventus, after the forced withdrawal, caused by a fraud scandal, had also returned internationally to old strength, but they have been in the final three years of the UEFA Champions League twice. In each of the two fixtures, they had a bitter defeat against a Spanish representative (2015/16: 1-3 against Barcelona and 2016/17: 1-4 against Real Madrid). In order to reach the long-awaited international success, they invested EUR 120 million in new players: Juan Cuadrado, Medhi Benatia (Federico Bernardeschi, Federico Bernardeschi, Wojchech Szczesny, Mattia De Sciglio and Douglas Costa). Well-known and painful departures were not spared Juventus this summer. So left players like Leonardo Bonucci, Mario Lemina, Neto and Dani Alves the club.
The “Old Lady” has gone through a thorough preparation. After defeating Paris Saint-Germain (3-2) and AS Roma (6-5), he defeated FC Barcelona (1-2) and Tottenham Hotspur (0-2). In the final finals, coach Massimiliano Allegri is looking forward to the results, saying that his team have developed victorious DNA because of the large number of titles they have won over the last years, there is great discipline and each one is keen on the next Title. In addition, coach Allegri will have to do without the forward striker Marko Pjaca, who will be missing due to a crossbreak break.
Since the trophy at Coppa Italia in the 2012/13 season, Lazio fans are waiting for the next title. In 1999/00, the championship win was the last one, since then, with some exceptions, one found itself in the upper half of the table. In contrast to Juventus Lazio was hardly active in the transfer market and could also hold the bulk of the team. Nevertheless, there were some bitter losses. For example, midfielder Lucas Biglia switched to AC Milan for 17 million euros. There is also the ending of Etrit Berisha, who joined Atalanta Bergamo. In addition to Lucas Leiva (5.7 million euros), who was compelled to replace Lucas Biglia from Liverpool FC, Felipe Caicedo (2.5 million euros from Espanyol Barcelona) came for the offensive and Adam Marusic (6.5 million euros from KV Oostende) for the defensive.
Lazio Rome’s preparations were unlike that of Juventus without a real test match. The capital cities were able to win all friendships: 3-0 against Triestina (ITA), 2-0 against SPAL (ITA), 3-1 against Bayer Leverkusen (GER) and 1-0 against Malaga (ESP). The Ciro Immobile, Keita Balde and Felipe Anderson were six of the nine goals scored in the preparations. All the more bitter that trainer Simone Inzaghi has to fear about star player Felipe Anderson, whose use is more than questionable due to muscular problems. The whole team is top-notch and would like to stop Juventus national success. So Stefan Radu said recently: “It will be a big challenge, but we will give everything in the game.”
Juventus vs Lazio head to head matches
17.05.17 COP Juventus Lazio 2 : 0
22.01.17 SA Juventus Lazio 2 : 0
27.08.16 SA Lazio Juventus 0 : 1
20.04.16 SA Juventus Lazio 3 : 0
20.01.16 COP Lazio Juventus 0 : 1