Juventus and Inter de Milan they have crossed again at the end of the path of the Italian Cup. A fact that rarely became unusual in ‘Calcio’ for a long time. And it is that 57 years had to pass for the two protagonists of the Italian classic -or better called “Il Derby d’Italia”– They will cross again in the definition of the tournament title. This only happened twice in history and, after a long wait, fate has brought them together again in the long-awaited final.
Over the course of the week, the Inter shone in the ‘Derby della Madonnina’, scoring 3-0 against AC Milan at the San Siro. One day later Juventus did the same, closing the key in Turin with a 3-0 on aggregate against the Fiorentina. In this way, both teams made a place in the definition of the title, which will arouse many sensations in calcium lovers.
The ‘Vecchia Signora’ and the ‘Nerazzurri’ make up a rivalry that has lasted for more than a century.
The first ‘Coppa’ final between Juve and Inter took place in the 1958/59 season. The second took place in 1964/65. And now the way has been opened for the third in this 2021/22 with a duel tailored to the nostalgic, who yearn for the best times of Italian football.
The first in San Siro
After the Second World War, the devastation was inevitable in Italy, one of the leading countries of this historical and tragic event.
Juventus reached that final with two ‘Coppa’ in his showcase, in addition to having the poster of current champion of the A series (1957/58). For his part, the Inter he could only boast a ‘Coppa’ in his record. In this context, the undisputed favorite to win was the ‘Vecchia Signora’ and they showed it later on the pitch.
At the San Siro, Juventus lined up with Mattrel; Castano, Sarti; Emoli, Cervato, Colombo; Boniperti, Nicole, Charles, Sivori, and Stivanello. While Inter did it with Matteucci (Da Pozzo replaced him at 46′; Guarneri, Gatti; Masiero, Cardarelli, Bolchi; Bicicli, Firmani, Angelillo, Corso and Rizzolini.
In a very attractive clash, the ‘Vecchia Signora’ knew how to categorically impose themselves on their rival. The early conquest of Welshman John Charles and Sergio Cervato’s authentic goal tipped the balance for Juventus, but then the ‘bianconeri’ began to complicate the game after Mauro Bicicli’s discount.
The ‘Nerazzurri’ sought to tie the match and came very close to achieving it, but in the end they were unsuccessful.
The Olympic lap in Rome
Since then, six seasons have passed, in which Juventus added one more title to its record, but Inter de Milan did not win another trophy. Thus, in August 1965, the ‘Vecchia Signora’ met the ‘Nerazzurri’ again in the Italian Cup final and the revenge was tough.
Exactly, for his part, Juventus he had no backing trophy. But she managed.
This time on the battlefield of Rome, Juventus aligned with Anzolin; Bercellino, Salvadore, Castano; the Spanish Del Sol, Gori, Leoncini, the Brazilian Chinesinho; Dell’Omodarme, Menichelli and Traspedini. While Inter did the same with Sarti; Burgnich, Facchetti, Guarneri, Picchi, Bedin, the Spaniard Peiró; the Brazilian da Costa, the Spanish Luis Suárez; Mazzola and Corso.
Curiously, the technicians of both teams were South American. The Paraguayan was on the Bianconeri bench Heriberto Herrera and in the nerazzurri there was the argentinian Helen Herrera. Both were distinguished as ‘HH2′ and ‘HH’ respectively.
The game was quite tough, so much so that Luis Del Sol (Juventus) and Tarcisio Burgnich were sent off after 75 minutes.
In this way, Juventus gave the Olympic lap in Rome, raising their fifth ‘Coppa’ and once again leaving their classic rival empty-handed.
back in rome
Having already left in the past those times in which the images were black and white, the same tone as most of the titles of the Italian Cup, Juventus and Inter de Milan They were cited again after 57 years in the definition of the title.
Many things have changed, but
However, we must bear in mind that the ‘Vecchia Signora’ is the current champion of the Italian Cup, after beating Atalanta 2-1 in the final of the previous edition. For its part, the ‘Nerazzurri’ have not won that tournament since 2011but has the enormous support of being the reigning champion of Serie A.
In addition, Inter is going through a better footballing present than Juventus. The team led by Simone Inzaghi is second in the A series with only two points less than the leader (AC Milan) and with one game less. While Massimiliano Allegri’s men have had a very irregular season, they are currently in fourth place in the Italian league, six points behind their classic rival.
The value of the elimination of each team is left to personal judgment.
Also, very recently the two clubs already faced each other. In a fairly close match for the A seriesdisputed on April 3, Inzaghi’s team won by the smallest difference in Turin with a penalty goal from Hakan Calhanoglu. In January of this year, Inter even beat Juve 2-1 in the Italian Super Cup final with an agonizing goal from Alexis Sánchez in the last minute of extra time.
Now Rome will be the scene of a new Italian classic in the final of the Italian Cup. Both Inter and Juve have their strengths and weaknesses that they have reflected throughout the season. And the truth is that in this type of meeting the prognosis is totally reserved.
Be that as it may, on May 11 the champion of the ‘Coppa’ will be defined. Juventus He has in his favor the two antecedents of the finals in which he left Inter Milan empty-handed. But it cannot be trusted. The ‘Nerazzurri’ goes in search of the feat.