Coppa Italia 1959-60

      Retaining the Coppa Italia trophy is no mean feat. Juventus did it the hard way as three of their four matches could not be settled in regulation time. They began by edging out 5-4 winners after extra-time during a nine-goal thriller against Sampdoria in the first round of the competition. The Bianconeri then dismissed the challenge of Atalanta in Bergamo following a tense penalty shootout. Renato Cesarini’s men were then able to enjoy a more straightforward semi-final appointment as Lojodice, Charles and a Cervato penalty ensured a well-earned place in the final against Fiorentina at the San Siro.

      18 September 1960 provided one of the most entertaining and nail biting cup finals in memory. Charles rose to the occasion by netting a double on the night, including the all important late equaliser which took the score to 2-2 and forced extra-time following a well fought 90 minutes. Viola centre-back Orzan turned the ball into his own net on 97 minutes and then the Bianconeri displayed great determination to hold out for a dramatic 3-2 victory and a fourth Coppa Italia crown.




      Carlo Parola

      Mattrel, Vavassori, Corradi, Charles, Colombo, Boniperti, Emoli, Garzena, Sivori, Stacchini, Nicolè, Lojodice, Castano, Leoncini, Stacchino, Montico, Cervato, Sarti, Ninni, Burelli, Mazzia
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