5/8/2018 2:44:28 PM

All roads lead to Rome for double-chasing Juventus

All roads lead to Rome for double-chasing Juventus

Milan: All roads lead to Rome this week for Juventus who will look to seal the Italian Cup and Serie A double in the space of four days at the Stadio Olimpico.

Massimiliano Allegri's Turin giants take on his former club AC Milan in the Italian Cup final on Wednesday, and on Sunday play AS Roma needing just one point to rubberstamp a seventh successive Serie A title.

Milan have not won a major trophy since Allegri led them to the Serie A title in 2011.

Beaten twice by Juventus in the league this season, the club's last Italian Cup trophy dates back to the playing days of coach Gennaro Gattuso in 2003.

"They want to start winning silverware again and we want to bring this trophy back to Turin for a fourth straight year," said Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic as his side target a 13th Cup title. "We really wanted to win every trophy available this year. Unfortunately, we are out of the Champions League, but we are well-positioned in the league and winning the Coppa Italia is another goal of ours."

Milan are also looking to ensure Europa League action next season as they sit sixth in Serie A and are one of three teams fighting for the remaining European berth.

Midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura credited Gattuso with building team confidence since the former AC Milan player took over last November.

"The coach has given me a lot of confidence, not only me but the entire team," said Bonaventura. "He has believed in us from the moment he arrived and we're grateful."


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