Coppa Italia Final Gameday
Today is the day of the Coppa Italia between Inter Milan and underdogs Cagliari. Inter Milan finished 8th in Serie A this year but remember they had a 20 point deduction due to the match fixing scandal early last year that saw their former manager sacked and also a player was forced to leave the club as a result, but if it wasn't for that Inter would be playing in the Champions League next year but because it happened there is a lot more on the line today as they are fighting for european football for next season. Cagliari flouted around mid table all season long before finishing up one spot behind Inter in 9th place.
Cagliari are lead by Marco Sau who scored 23 goals for Cagliari this year and if they are to win this game today you'd have to think he has to play well. Inter Milan are led by Mateo Kovacic, the young Croatian midfielder has been instrumental for the Nerazzurri this season by dictating the pace of every game he has played in this year including scoring two goals and nine assists. The first time these two met was at the end of October where they battled it out to a 2-2 draw, the second time saw Cagliari take all three points from the game thanks to two goals in the first five minutes.
Now it's time for kick-off, let's get down to the pitch.
Inter Milan have won the 2014 Coppa Italia! Inter Milan have defeated Cagliari 3-0 to win the Coppa Italia for the 8th time as a club. Dodo was the man of the match picking one assist as well, he was vital on the defensive as well as in the counter attacking game. Andrea Ranocchia opened the scoring in the 52nd minute off of a free kick whipped in by Wellington Nem and Ranocchia was the first to get to it as he headed it home. Then in the 59th minute 16 year old wonderkid Martin Odegaard put Inter up by 2 when Wellington Nem once again gave him a pass inside the box that Odegaard made no mistake with. To cap it all off European Wonderkid Mauro Icardi scored again in the 71st minute to put it out of reach for sure when Dodo whipped in a cross that was met by a Icardi header.
Inter Milan are ecstatic with the win as they will now be in the Europa League and now have something to build of off to go into next year with.