Juventus are set to face Lazio in the final of the 2015 Coppa Italia at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Wednesday night.
Lazio is not a stranger to competition having won the Coppa Italia recently, precisely in 2013.
While Juventus haven’t won it since 1995, looking forward to win the 10th title, which will give the record as Coppa Italia’s holder.
Juventus are still able to claim the treble this season, having already won Serie A in addition to being in the final of both the Coppa Italia and the Champions League, which appears to have surprised Serie A organisers, forcing last-minute changes to the domestic fixture list, causing a snowball effect.
Coppa Italia final has been anticipated by more than two weeks to Wednesday.
Lazio were due to play AS Roma on Sunday in a crucial match for both sides’ hopes of qualifying for the Champions League, asked for the game to be moved to Monday to give them more time to recover.
Lega Serie A agreed, despite opposition from Roma, but that upset Napoli, who are also in the race for the Champions League, and, according to Italian media, have asked for their match against Juventus on Saturday to be played at the same time as Lazio-Roma on Monday.
All this process of switching and moving games, undermines the credibility of the football system in front of public opinion, this has to be said.
Lazio, at the moment, occupy the third and final spot which qualifies for the Champions League, three points ahead of Napoli and one point off city-rivals Roma.
Even though Bianconeri have the obvious advantage when it comes to recent meetings, Lazio has the strenght to win the match by keeping the extraordinary form of recent Serie A games.
Allegri’s squad will have to play without the suspended Marchisio and “El Canterano” Morata – so far the best Juventus’ player – in addition to Asamoah and Caceres, out due their injuries.
Injuries of Cana, Biglia and Emerson will trouble Pioli’s mind.
Will certainly admire a great night of football, either sat comfortably at home in front of the TV or cheering inside the Olimpico inhaling the atmosphere of football itself.