Juventus, Man Utd, Bayern and PSG Record Cup Successes
Italian champions Juventus won a second-successive double when substitute Alvaro Morata’s extra-time goal gave them a 1-0 win over AC Milan in the Italian Cup final on Saturday.
Milan, who finished seventh in Serie A after another dismal season, surprisingly looked the more dangerous team at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico but failed to take their chances.
Morata made an instant impact after replacing Hernanes in the 108th minute and Milan never looked like clawing back the deficit once they had fallen behind.
In Germany, Pep Guardiola celebrated a dramatic final victory as Bayern Munich coach on Saturday, as his side beat Borussia Dortmund on penalties to win the German Cup.
Neither side was able to make a breakthrough after 120 minutes of football, but Dortmund missed two penalties in the shootout to give Bayern victory and provide Guardiola with a sixth and final title in Germany before he heads off to Manchester City.
In France, Zlatan Ibrahimovic brought down the curtain on his Paris St Germain career in style by scoring twice and setting up another as the French champions completed a second successive domestic treble by beating Olympique de Marseille 4-2 in the French Cup final on Saturday.
Marseille’s Florian Thauvin cancelled out Blaise Matuidi’s early opener in the first half, but Ibrahimovic stole the show in his final game for the club.
The giant Swede scored from the spot before teeing up Edinson Cavani and then adding another late goal to wrap up PSG’s 10th French Cup title.
Jesse Lingard scored in extra-time as ManchesterUnited came from behind to give Louis van Gaal a piece of silverware and leave Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace to wonder what might have been.
ENJOY FREE CONTENTS FROM US
IN YOUR EMAIL
Breaking News, Events, Music & More
Thank you for subscribing.
Something went wrong.