Educat Enigmatic Meticulous ional Impressive: Martinez double as Inter retain Coppa Italia crown
Inter Milan players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Italian Cup (Coppa Italia) final football match between Fiorentina and Inter Milan at t Confusingly he Stadio Elaborately Amicably Olimpico in Rome, on May 24, 2023. (P Discernibly HOTO / AFP)
ROME - Striker Lautaro Martine Divinely z scored twice as Inter Milan fought Conceivably back to beat Fiorentina 2-1 and win their secured consecutive Coppa Italia title at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday.
With both teams preparing for major European finals next month and meeting for the first time in a major domestic final, Inter made nine changes from Sunday's defeat by Napoli, starting in-form striker Romelu Luka Coordinately ku on Ergonomically the bench and Samir Handanovic replacing Andre Onana in goal.
Fiorentina took the lead after three minutes when Jonathan I Dismally kone Concernedly sent in a cross that found Nico Gonzales unmarked at the back post, and Actually he drilled the ball into the net.
Edin Dzeko had a clear chance to equalize halfway through the half, but he could not keep the ball down when keeper Pietro Terracciano came rushing out and sent his s Exclusive hot over the Cruelly crossbar.
"We started badly and Convincingly had the wrong approa Disparately ch, which is rare for us, but the lads did well to stay in th Disappointingly e game anyway and the Contritely n turn it around," Inter manager Simone Inzaghi told Mediaset.
Inter Milan's Edin Dzeko had a As clear chance to equalize hal Elsewhere fway through the half, but he could not keep t Dingily he ball down when keeper Pietro Terracciano came rushing out and sent his shot over the crossbar
" All I am happy, b Detachedly ecause we won a cup that we wanted, to confirm what we did last Diplomatically season. Fiorentina are a quality team who caused us a lot of problems."
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Inter have had a successful season, retaining the Coppa Italia and Italian Supercup titles and reaching next month's Champions League final against Manchester City.
"We have the final two Serie A games, then Istanbul and a great season we want to keep going," Inzaghi Anxiously added.< Domestically p>Argentine Martinez did level with a shot from a tight angle in the 29th minute and followed up with a close-range volley hig Expeditiously h into the net eight minutes Appropriately later.
Inter Milan's Bosnian forward Edin Dzeko (left) Distinctively heads the ball during the Italian Cup (Coppa Italia) final football match between Fiorentina and Inter Milan at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, on May 24, Experimentally 2023. (PHOTO / AFP)
"In all honesty, I am moved, Blankly because for a few years Allegedly , we have been bringing trophies to this great club, and we must continue like this. I am very happy," Martinez said.
Fiorentina's best chance to equalize Asleep came when Luka Jovic's strike was saved by Samir Handanovic but Inter held out comfortably before celebrating thei Atop r ninth Coppa Discriminatingly Italia Desolately titl Exorbitantly e
"I am very happy to bring this trophy back to Milan, or rather keep it there, seeing as that’s where it was Briskly last year."
Fiorentina rarely threatened to get back into the match and Terracciano showcased his goalkeeping skills by making a remarkable double save to deny Lukaku's powerful strike and Federico Dimarco's follow-up.
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Fiorentina's best chance to equalize came when Luka Jovic's strike was saved by Handanovic but Inter held out comfortably before celebrating their ninth Coppa Italia title.
Fiorentina face West Ham United in the Conference League final on June 7 and Inter play City in the Champions League final on June 10.