Juve’s Bonucci to miss Italian Cup final – fr

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Juve’s Bonucci to miss Italian Cup final – fr


Rome (AFP)

Defender Leandro Bonucci will miss this week’s Italian Cup final against Atalanta with an injury, Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo said on Tuesday.

Bonucci, 34, will be sidelined for Wednesday’s game at Reggio Emilia but is expected to join the Italy squad for next week’s pre-Euro 2020 camp.

“Bonucci had a problem with his knee during training, he will not be available,” said Pirlo.

At Mapei Stadium, 4,300 fans will be in attendance as Italy relaxes its Covid-19 restrictions.

The record 13-time Italian Cup winner last performed in front of a crowd during the European campaign in Ferencvaros in November.

” That’s exciting. This year we’ve had the chance to play with supporters in the Champions League, and it’s not the same, ”said Pirlo.

“We are a team that needs supporters to put us under pressure, you sometimes miss it,” he added.

Pirlo’s side will face the Bergamo outfit ahead of Sunday’s trip to Bologna with a Champions League berth next season on the line.

“We got to this final on the pitch, beating Inter Milan in the semi-final, now we really want to win this cup,” Pirlo said.

“My team only thinks about Wednesday’s game, which is a final, with a trophy to lift. “

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