ROME – The Italian Cup , now in the final, changes its rules at the time of the coronavirus.
The second most important Italian trophy after the Scudetto will be awarded tonight in a deserted Olympic stadium in Rome for closed doors.
It will be the first Italian cup awarded during the coronavirus but it was above all the official restart of football in our country.
The first match was Juventus-Milan on 12 June , then the other semi-final was played the following day, the one between Naples and Inter.
In the days before the matches, the Milanese (both eliminated) protested, and not a little, for this format.
The two finalists were forced into an authentic tour de force after three months of inactivity.
The semifinals were played on 12 and 13 while the final will be played tonight, 17 June.
So the two finalists played two games within five days and then the championship is back on June 20 …
The federation did not accept their request to play the cup at the end of the championship, but still tried to meet these clubs.
For this reason, extra time has been abolished both for the semifinals (but there was no need) and for the final.
Restarting with potential 120-minute games would have been too much if we consider the very long inactivity of players and teams.
The Italian football federation has communicated it through the following press notes.
"Italian Cup semi-finals.
As the number of goals scored away is also equal, the referee will take the penalty kicks, in the manner prescribed by the 'Rules of the Football Game.
Italian Cup final.
The team that scores the most goals wins the competition.
Being equal to the number of goals scored, the referee will take the penalty kicks. "
Italian Cup, here is the final between Juventus and Naples.
To win the trophy, only Juventus and Napoli remained in the running.
Juve qualified for the final by drawing 0 to 0 against Milan (the first leg, played at San Siro, ended on a 1-1 result.
Napoli, on the other hand, qualified for the Italian Cup final thanks to a one-to-one draw against Inter after winning the first leg at San Siro by 1 to 0.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano