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Lazio claimed a seventh Coppa Italia trophy, but under-performing in the Europa League and Serie A will have left the club with some regrets, writes Vijay Rahaman.
Roma's mediocre campaign ended with President James Pallotta pulling the plug on his entire project, and now prospects look awfully grim, writes Andrea Tallarita.
Napoli did well to defy expectations set for them by pundits, but their lack of identity under Carlo Ancelotti left many fans disappointed, writes Massimo Nuzzo.
Gian Piero Gasperini feels Atalanta deserve the Champions League for their consistent, attacking approach. “The tension is building, but it’s positive tension.”
Atalanta have slammed the ‘scandalous’ decision not to award them a penalty during their Coppa Italia Final loss to Lazio.
Bologna boss Sinisa Mihajlovic has claimed that he was called a ‘gypsy’ by a police officer before the Coppa Italia Final.
Luis Alberto says Lazio’s Coppa Italia triumph is ‘doubly remarkable’ because ‘we’ve taken two trophies from Juventus in the last two years.’
Lazio’s Coppa Italia victory means they qualify for the Europa League group phase along with the team in fifth, while sixth goes into the preliminary round.
Simone Inzaghi hinted he could leave Lazio after winning the Coppa Italia and hit back at “gratuitous criticism. I thought I’d be protected a little more.”
Lazio President Claudio Lotito backed Simone Inzaghi as “an adopted son” and insisted the Coppa Italia victory over Atalanta was “fully deserved.”
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