Inter 3-0 Juventus (agg 3-3, pens 5-3): Allegri's men reach final despite Nerazzurri comeback

The home side managed to come from 3-0 down to draw level with the Italian champions to send the tie into penalties but a miss from Rodrigo Palacio helped the visitors progress

Juventus booked their place in the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday as they beat Inter on penalties, despite the home side’s remarkable comeback in the second-leg of the semi final.

Juve had won the first-leg 3-0 but Inter pulled off an excellent fight back to draw level in the return to force the tie into extra-time and then penalties.

And while the Bianconeri converted all of their spot kicks, Rodrigo Palacio’s failure to find the net with his saw Massimiliano Allegri’s men go through.

The home side took an early advantage in the game when Juventus serrendered the ball just outside of their box, allowing Marcelo Brozovic to slot past Neto to make it 3-1 on aggregate.

The Nerazzurri showed they were capable of getting back into it when Ivan Perisic doubled their lead on the night, rounding off an excellent team move by diverting a cross in at the back post.

As the second half wore on it looked like Juve would hold out to secure their place in the final in normal time, only to concede a third in the 82nd minute. Brozovic netted his second of the game as he converted from a penalty.

The game then went into extra-time, but a goalless 30 minutes meant penalties were needed to separate the teams – with Juve progressing with a 5-3 win.

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