Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri was sent to the stands during Juventus’ 3-0 hammering at the hands of Atalanta United last time out in the Coppa Italia, to send the Italian giants crashing out of the competition.
A team that can defeat this star-studded Juventus side by such a huge margin; I don’t see why they cannot go on to win the cup competition come June.
It was a win that the Atalanta fans will hold in their hearts for years to come and Juventusfaithfuls will want to forget as quickly as possible.
The Biaconeri have now been inflicted with their first domestic defeat of the season by an Atalanta side playing one of the best football in Europe at the moment under new head coach GianPieroGasperini.
All hopes of a fifth consecutive Serie A and Coppa Italia double has been undone just in the twinkle of an eye.
Timothy Castagne got the first goal of the night before Duvan Zapata put Atalanta two goals to the good.
The game was far from over though, as inform striker Zapata sealed the victory with his second of the game, taking his tally for the season to an amazing 20.
Allegri was sent off during the course of the match and the Italian boss has refused to blame the referee, insisting that the official made the right call.
We have so often seen managers throw blames at the referee after being sent off for poor conduct but the Juventus head coach showed class by admitting he was wrong and praising the ref’s decision.
Juventus will be looking to return to winning ways when they welcome Parma to the Juventus Stadium on Saturday.