Friday June 12 2020
Bonucci: 'Juve glass half-full'

Leonardo Bonucci saw ‘the glass half-full’ after Juventus were held to a 0-0 draw by 10-man Milan, as they reached the Coppa Italia Final on away goals.

The Bianconeri dominated possession even before Ante Rebic’s red card and the missed Cristiano Ronaldo penalty, but only went through on away goals thanks to the 1-1 first leg result.

“The important thing was to qualify so we could play in Rome for our first objective of the season,” Bonucci told Rai Sport.

“It was strange and difficult at the start, an empty stadium after 90 days. We got a bit stretched out and Milan did very well with 10 men against 11. It was a draw, but we must look at the glass half-full, as our objective was to reach the Final on Wednesday.”

Ronaldo made a rare error from the spot, his effort bouncing off the upright.

“Even the greatest can make mistakes, Milan could’ve scored at any moment, so we still had to be alert. I think we’ll see a great Juve and a great Ronaldo going forward.

“We’ve shaken off a dark moment for the whole world and hope being back will give a bit of hope and joy to the fans at home. We want to dedicate something more to them on Wednesday.”

The Final will be against Napoli or Inter at the Stadio Olimpico on June 17.