Wednesday May 9 2018
Liveblog: Coppa Italia Final

Join us for the build-up and action from the Coppa Italia Final, as Milan try to stop Juventus winning their fourth consecutive trophy.

It kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

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The Bianconeri have virtually secured the Scudetto ahead of Napoli for their seventh Serie A title in a row, but this evening go for a fourth Coppa Italia on the trot as well.

That would make it four consecutive Italian Doubles for Max Allegri’s men.

Milan are certainly not lacking in motivation, as not only would be this the first piece of silverware under Gennaro Gattuso, it’d also guarantee Europa League qualification.

If Juve win, then fifth and sixth in Serie A will go directly to the group stage of the Europa League with seventh entering the preliminary rounds starting July 26.

The last trophy won by the Rossoneri was the Italian Super Cup, beating Juventus on penalties in Doha in December 2016.

That fixture was arranged after Milan lost the Coppa Italia Final 1-0 to Juve in extra time in May 2016, at the time under caretaker manager Cristian Brocchi.

This is also the final game in the career of referee Antonio Damato, who is retiring this summer.

Curiously, these two sides have not yet conceded a goal in the Coppa Italia this season.

Prepare for a long night, because in all five of their meetings during a one-off Final, it has gone to extra time, with four of those decided on penalties.