Late Milik strike sends Juventus into Coppa Italia final

football23 April 2024 21:20| Ā© Reuters
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A late goal by striker Arkadiusz Milik sent Juventus into the final of Coppa Italia with a 3-2 aggregate win over Lazio despite a 2-1 defeat in the second leg of their semifinal on Tuesday.

Forward Valentin Castellanos outjumped the Juve defence to give Lazio the lead on the night with a towering header in the 12th minute, nodding home a Luis Alberto corner.

Castellanos added a second after the break when Alberto teed him up just outside the box to level the tie, but substitute Milik scored from close range seven minutes from time, netting a cross by Timothy Weah.

Atalanta host Fiorentina in the other semifinal on Wednesday after the Viola earned a 1-0 advantage in the first leg.