The Spaniard had scored just three times in 27 appearances prior to Wednesday’s cup match, but netted in each half to give Roberto Mancini’s side a mountain to climb
Alvaro Morata ended his 20-game goal drought with a brace against Inter in the Coppa Italia on Wednesday evening to set up a 3-0 win for Juventus that gives them a huge advantage ahead of the second leg.
The hosts had a stonewall shout for a penalty denied in the first half, but when the electric Juan Cuadrado was later felled inside the box Morata grabbed the ball and confidently dispatched the penalty.
The Spaniard, who had just three goals in all competitions prior to the visit of Inter, then doubled his tally for the night in the second period with a fine poacher’s finish, rifling a rebounded cross into the top corner with aplomb.
Inter offered little in the way of a response and their task was made even harder when Jeison Murillo picked up a second yellow card for a foul on Cuadrado, and the tie was virtually put to bed when Paulo Dybala added a third late on.
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