Inter Milan sends message to Manchester City with Coppa Italia triumph

Inter Milan wins the Coppa Italia

Inter Milan sends message to Manchester City with Coppa Italia triumph

Stephen Oladehinde 22:05 - 24.05.2023

Inter Milan defeated Fiorentina 2-1 in the final of the Coppa Italia to secure the trophy for the second time in a row.

Both teams gave their key players a rest at the weekend as they prepared for the Coppa Italia final but it was Inter Milan who came out victorious, winning the trophy back-to-back.

Fiorentina opened the scoring very early in the first half from a Nicolas Gonzalez goal, but Inter rallied back with two goals from Lautaro Martinez to take the lead. Both teams could not find the back of the net in the second half, as Inter won the trophy.

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Has it happened

Inter Milan manager Simone Inzaghi made nine changes to his side that lost to Napoli in the Serie A at the weekend while Vincenzo Italiano made ten changes to his side that drew to Torino.

Fiorentina did not waste time after the referee blew the whistle for the start of the game as they took the lead in the 3rd minute when Jonathan Ikone laid the ball off to Nicolas Gonzalez, who slotted it into the back of the net from close range, leaving the goalkeeper helpless.

The first goal shocked Inter Milan but did not burge as they got the equaliser in the 29th minute when Marcelo Brozovic produced a great pass that finds Lautaro Martinez inside the penalty area, who takes advantage of the situation to rifle a shot into the bottom left corner. 

Inter then took the lead in the 37th minute when Nicolo Barella sent a precise lofted cross into the box. Lautaro Martinez latched on to it and finished with a quick shot into the top of the net.

Lautaro Martinez scores the winning goal for Inter Milan
Lautaro Martinez scores the winning goal for Inter Milan

The second half started as both teams continued to push for a goal. However, Fiorentina could not get an equaliser as Inter defended their lead till the final whistle.

Inter Milan has now been crowned the Coppa Italia champion after winning the competition in 2022 and now winning it again in 2023.