Juventus kicked off their quest for a treble this season by winning the Coppa Italia on Wednesday night, beating Lazio comfortably by a 2-0 margin at the Stadio Olimpico in the Italian capital Rome.
It was Juve’s third successive Coppa Italia title as goals from defensive duo Dani Alves and Leonardo Bonucci secured a victory over Lazio.
The Bianconeri, who are on the brink of winning Serie A and also the Champions League final this term, took the lead through Alves’ superb first-half volley. They doubled their lead in the opening period when Bonucci tapped in after a corner was deflected into his path.
Juventus became the first Italian club to win three straight league Cups and brought their record title collection to 12 in the competition.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side can clinch the Serie A title this weekend, and then face Real Madrid in the Champions League final next month at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
After being beaten by Roma on Sunday, their first Serie A loss since January, the victory gave Juventus a boost of confidence for the June 3 European final against defending champions Madrid.
It must be noted Italy president Sergio Mattarella was in attendance at tonight’s game and fans of both clubs put on a show with colourful pre-match choreography.