Juventus on treble path after winning the Coppa Italia

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Juventus is hoping to become the second Italian team to win the treble–domestic league title, domestic cup and European cup–after Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan did so in 2010, and the first item on its checklist has been taken care of.

Juventus defeated Lazio 2-0 in the Coppa Italia final, lifting the trophy days before it can put the finishing touches on a sixth straight Serie A title. Juventus has now won the domestic cup a record 12 times, winning it for a third straight time. The first of those also came against Lazio in 2015.

Juventus swept the season series in Serie A, winning 1-0 in August and 2-0 in January and got off to an early start on another win over the capital club.

Dani Alves continued his scorching form for Juventus with the early opener in the 12th minute. Alex Sandro delivered a perfect long cross from the left, and the Brazilian wingback hit it first time, bouncing his chance inside the far post.

Thomas Strakosha sensationally kept Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain from scoring in succession in the 18th minute, but Leonardo Bonucci doubled the advantage for Juventus off a corner kick in the 24th minute.

Juventus can wrap up Serie A when it plays Crotone on Friday.

Juve will take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final on June 3.