Lazio beat Juventus to reach Coppa Italia final

S.S. Lazio are through to the Coppa Italia final after recovering from Arturo Vidal’s added-time goal to seal a 3-2 aggregate win against Juventus thanks to a Sergio Floccari header.


S.S. Lazio are through to their first Coppa Italia decider in four years after a frantic finale to their semi-final second leg against Juventus ended in a 3-2 aggregate victory for Vladimir Petković’s side.

Last week’s 1-1 draw in Turin gave Lazio a slight advantage, but they were forced to ride their luck back on home soil as Juventus dominated the first half at the Stadio Olimpico. However, it remained goalless on the night going into the interval and the Biancocelesti were in front soon after the break thanks to Álvaro González’s diving header.

That goal looked likely to be sufficient until added time, when last season’s runners-up drew level with an Arturo Vidal goal. With extra time beckoning, though, there was still time for one final twist as Sergio Floccari’s glancing header from a corner earned Lazio a place in the showpiece. There they will meet either FC Internazionale Milano or city rivals AS Roma, who are 2-1 ahead prior to the second instalment of their semi-final in April.

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