Italian Cup. For Atalanta Bergamo and Juventus Turin, opposite dynamics

Italian Cup. For Atalanta Bergamo and Juventus Turin, opposite dynamics
Italian Cup. For Atalanta Bergamo and Juventus Turin, opposite dynamics

Atalanta can complete the best season in its history, Juventus Turin is heading towards a major upheaval: the Dea and Juve are not in the same dynamic when they face each other in the final of the Italian Cup on Wednesday (7 p.m. GMT).

In one week, Atalanta can win twice as many trophies as in 127 years since its creation.

The Bergamo club, whose record is limited for the moment to an Italian Cup (1963), will play in quick succession the final of the Coppa Italia at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, then a week later that of the League Europa against Bayer Leverkusen.

If it will have to achieve in Dublin a feat that no German or European team has accomplished this season, namely beating Bayer Leverkusen, undefeated in 50 matches, Gian Piero Gasperini’s team is on the contrary favored by the forecasts when challenging Juve.

It has just won four consecutive victories in the league, while Juventus painfully finished the season with five consecutive draws, the last at home on Sunday against the red lantern, Salernitana, already relegated to the 2nd division.

In the Serie A standings, Juve, who fell off the podium for the first time since August (4th, 67 pts), are ahead of Atalanta (5th) by four points, but they have played one more match.

Even if the two teams have not managed to decide between themselves this season in the championship (0-0 and 2-2), the context is very different in the two camps.

In Bergamo, an entire city is behind its team which excites with its attacking football, embodied by Gianluca Scamacca (five goals since mid-April) and Charles De Ketelaere.

Three matches per week

Conversely, Juve fans look grim and are sorry for the face shown by their team since the end of January: while they were still on the heels of Inter, future Italian champions, they did not won only two of their last fifteen league matches!

The Italian Cup, of which she has won 14 editions, a record, will hardly save her season and the head of her coach, Massimiliano Allegri.

Presenting ourselves as favorites against Juventus seems exaggerated to me Gasperini delayed.

This final will be our fourth match in ten days, since February 27, we play three matches per week with a group limited to 15-16 players recalled the emblematic coach of the “Dea”.

Allegri believes his team is capable of showing a completely different side in this final.

This will be a completely different match from those we have played in recent weeks, I expect a very balanced match, even if against this Atalanta, we cannot afford the slightest mistake he warned.

While rumors of the arrival on the Turin bench of the coveted Thiago Motta who qualified Bologna in the Champions League, do not dry up, Allegri, returned to Juve in 2021 after a first stint between 2014 and 2019, ensures that his team is focused on the end of the season.

There is enthusiasm, desire in this group he insisted. For the rest, we will know more in ten days .

What is true for its future, also applies to Atalanta’s trophy cabinet.

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