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Tuesday June 16 2020
Coppa Italia Final 2012: Juventus-Napoli

The last time Napoli and Juventus met in a Coppa Italia Final was May 20, 2012, also the Partenopei's first piece of silverware since the Diego Maradona era.

It was Aurelio De Laurentiis who could celebrate after the final whistle, as Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamsik provided a 2-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico.

Cavani opened the scoring from the penalty spot after 63 minutes, his fifth goal in the competition, before Hamsik added the second in the 83rd.

Juventus forward Fabio Quagliarella was sent off in stoppage time and Alessandro Del Piero played his last game for the Bianconeri, before heading to Sydney FC to further his playing career in the A-League.

It was the first of two Coppa Italia triumphs overseen by patron Aurelio De Laurentiis, who has struggled to repeat the success of the team from the mid-1980s.

Maradona had spoiled the Azzurri faithful by winning two Scudetti, the Coppa Italia, one Supercoppa Italiana and the UEFA Cup during his time in Naples.

But the club hadn’t picked up any trophies since he left due to a suspension in March 1991.

Coppa Italia Final 2011-12:

Juventus 0-2 Napoli

Scorers: Cavani 63, Hamsik 83

Red card: Quagliarella 90

Juventus: Storari; Caceres, Barzagli, Bonucci; Lichtsteiner (Pepe 68), Marchisio, Vidal, Pirlo, Estigarribia; Borriello (Quagliarella 72), Del Piero (Vucinic 68)

Napoli: De Sanctis; Cannavaro, Aronica, Campagnaro; Maggio, Inler, Dzemaili, Zuniga; Hamsik (Dossena 85), Lavezzi (Pandev 72); Cavani (Britos 92)

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