Published On: Wed, Feb 28th, 2018

Italian Cup results / Live scores live scores, semi-finals return: on the pitch at Allianz Stadium!

Italian Cup live scores: Direct Goals Live match scores for the semi-finals. Juventus-Atalanta and Lazio-Milan are played today (28 February).

Italian Cup results: the epilogue of the last edition (LaPresse)

A few minutes at the start of Juventus Atalanta, the first of the two Italian Cup semi-finals to be played today. It would have been the second cross between the two teams within three days, but on Sunday the big snowfall that fell on Turin shortly before the kick-off has forced the referee to order the postponement of the championship game. Good for Atalanta who should have taken the Europa League match against Borussia Dortmund in less than 72 hours and just a few days before this other match that could be historic for the Nerazzurri from Bergamo, certainly not used to having a calendar so full of prestigious commitments. Today Gasperini will have to look for a resounding comeback from 0-1 immediately to the first leg in Bergamo, to bring the Atalanta back to the final 22 years away: will he succeed? Otherwise Juventus will hit the fourth consecutive final, which curiously would again against Lazio or Milan as in the previous three. Biancocelesti and rossoneri will take to the field at 20.45, but for now the word goes to the Stadium! (Update by Mauro Mantegazza)



Unlike Juventus, in recent times for Milan the Italian Cup has become a sort of taboo. In fact, the Rossoneri experienced a moment of glory in our national Cup at the turn of the sixties and seventies, with the four successes obtained in 1967, 1972, 1973 and 1977, but since then in the last 40 years only one success has been added, that obtained in 2003 in the year of the Champions League won in the final against the bianconeri (while in the Italian Cup the finalist was Roma). Milan in this very long period has arrived five times in the final, but in four of these (1985, 1990, 1998 and 2016) came out defeated by the final act. If in more glorious years the Italian Cup was in fact snubbed by Milan as the third goal of the season, here at this time enrich a bulletin board substantially stopped for years would be a great incentive to try to debunk the taboo of the Italian Cup. (Update by Mauro Mantegazza)


If Atalanta seeks a qualification in the final that would be historic, Juventus could make an equally historic undertaking in this edition of the Italian Cup, if it managed to win for the fourth consecutive year after the successes achieved in 2015, 2016 and 2017, between the other twice in the final against Lazio and once against Milan, who will face the other semi-final certainly the rivals of who will emerge victorious from the semifinals of the bianconeri. Already last year the third consecutive victory of Juventus was historic, because no one had ever managed to win the Italian Cup for three consecutive years; a poker more so it would be memorable, especially if it should once again match the Scudetto, as has always happened in recent years. Having said that the fight in the league this year for Juventus announces perhaps more difficult, even just being able to think twice for the fourth consecutive year is certainly something impressive. (Update by Mauro Mantegazza)


Atalanta is definitely the team that in these semi-finals of return will have the most difficult task to look for, because it will start at the Stadium from a 0-1 defeat in the first leg against Bergamo against Juventus, but Gian Piero Gasperini’s nerazzurri will take the field with a certain serenity. The Goddess in fact missed for 22 years from the Italian Cup semi-finals and to reach this milestone beat Naples for 1-2 at San Paolo on 2 January, in a night that certainly all dell’Atalanta fans will remember for a long time. Equally certain is that the scoreboard does not give a hand to the Nerazzurri who, although fourth in the last championship, have found themselves on the same side of Naples and Juventus. The first company was successful, the second will be even more difficult because it will start from the victory of Juventus to the first leg in Bergamo; would serve a new 1-2 that would give the qualification all’talanta for goals away. Will the Nerazzurri be able to write a new page of history? (Update by Mauro Mantegazza)


Today, on Wednesday 28 February, both semi-finals of the return of the Italian Cup 2017-2018 are played. We are therefore at a decisive moment in the Tim Cup season, even though it will have to wait until the 9th of May for the final. But today we will find out what the teams that will give life to the last act of the Italian Cup: at 5.30 pm Juventus-Atalanta will play, while at 20.45 it will be the turn of Lazio-Milan. Recall that in the first leg the bianconeri had imposed for 0-1 in Bergamo and therefore are very close to the final, while the 0-0 of San Siro between rossoneri and biancocelesti leaves much more open tonight’s match at the Olimpico. Recall that the outcome of the Italian Cup, which assigns the winner a place in the Europa League,


Tutte le quattro squadre giunte in semifinale sono entrate in scena dagli ottavi di finale, dal momento che erano tutte comprese fra le prime otto classificate dello scorso campionato. La Juventus ha eliminato prima il Genoa e poi il Torino nel derby della Mole che è costato il posto a Sinisa Mihajlovic; per l’Atalanta invece ecco prima il successo agli ottavi contro il Sassuolo e poi il colpaccio al San Paolo che ha portato all’eliminazione del Napoli dalla Coppa nazionale. Dall’altra parte del tabellone, la Lazio ha eliminato prima il Cittadella (grande protagonista dei primi turni di questa Coppa Italia) e poi la Fiorentina ai quarti, mentre il Milan ha avuto la meglio sul Verona agli ottavi e poi sull’Inter nel derby della Madonnina che nei quarti di Coppa Italia è stato probabilmente il momento di svolta dell’intera stagione rossonera, che oggi appare decisamente più positiva rispetto a due mesi fa, quando il 27 dicembre andò in scena la stracittadina milanese.


Today Wednesday 28 February

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