Gravely underestimating the challenge, Juventus walked into the San Siro and expected an easy victory, but Roberto Mancini had different ideas. Producing a side that played with verve, physical aggression and great determination, the Nerazzurri scored three goals to force extra time and penalties. Rodrigo Palacio's miss and Juve's accuracy in a tense moment ensured a win that sent the Old Lady through to the Coppa Italia final, where AC Milan await.
Inter were forced to swallow heavy criticism after their loss to the Bianconerion Sunday. Once again, Mancini's decision to change the formation to mirror that of his opponents opened him up to ridicule, as his side played without character, creativity or genuine intensity.
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