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Coppa Italia thumping does not reflect Milan's performance, insists Gattuso

11 May 2018, 01:10 | Nina Mathis

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"This is like the World Cup final for our enthusiasm, the enthusiasm of the fans and their desire to get back to lifting a trophy again", 2006 World Cup victor Gattuso told a press conference on Tuesday on the eve of the game at Rome's Stadio Olimpico.

As we fast approach the kick-off, let's look at 5 important players from the final who can decide the outcome of the tie.

This is the fifth meeting in the final between Juve and Milan, Juve winning three of the previous four meetings - Milan's only victory came back in 1973.

Juve will be looking to win the trophy for the fifth season in a row, and for the 16th time overall, while Milan will want to take their win total in the tournament to five. However, they roared back to win 3-1 in Turin, before Napoli drew 2-2 with Torino to slip six points behind the leaders.

Milan: Donnarumma (5), Calabria (5.5), Bonucci (6), Romagnoli (5.5), Rodriguez (5.5), Kessie (6), Locatelli (6.5), Bonaventura (6), Suso (6), Cutrone (5.5), Calhanoglu (6.5). In the 108 minute Massimiliano Allegri sent on Alvaro Morata for Hernanes, and just two minutes later, the Spaniard hooked home Juan Cuadrado's cross from the right to score the match-winner with his first touch, as Juve triumphed 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico.

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The Rossoneri have not secured this trophy since 2003, but can be backed at 16/5 (4.20) to exact revenge for their 2016 cup final defeat against this opposition by coming out on top this time out. This one will hurt Milan as they started off well but could not finished the job in the second half.

Milan, who like Juventus had not conceded a goal on the way to the final, brought on striker Kalinic but the Croat scored at the wrong end, heading in a corner at the near post under no real pressure in the 76th minute.

The Bianconeri have found the back of the net in 14 of their last 15 games against Milan in all competitions.

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