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Inter Milan battle Juventus in Coppa Italia final

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Coppa Italia is back today with a semi-final tie between rivals, Inter Milan and Juventus Turin.

Ronaldo’s team will have to do without Paulo Dybala, while on Inter side, both Romero Lukaku and Lautaro Martínez will be eager to come out on top.

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The match will air live in HD on StarTimes’ World Football channel at 8:45 pm.

Both clubs have emerged victorious against the other at the semi-final stage twice, with Inter winning the last two encounters (in 2003/4 and 2015/16) on penalties – even overcoming a 3-0 defeat from the first leg in 2016.

Juventus' midfielder Aaron Ramsey from England (C) celebrates after scoring with Juventus' Colombian midfielder Juan Cuadrado (R), Juventus' defender Leonardo Bonucci (2nd R) and Juventus' American midfielder Weston McKennie (L) during the Italian Serie A football match Sampdoria vs Juventus played behind closed doors on January 30, 2021 at the “Luigi Ferraris Stadium” in Genoa. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP)


Juventus are the record-holders in the competition, having won 13 times, while Inter has held the trophy aloft seven times.

Pirlo can also count on striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who already has cup winners’ medals from England and Spain hanging in his trophy cabinet and is now looking towards adding an Italian one to his collection.

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Napoli, who beat Juventus in last year’s final, is meanwhile hoping to stay on track for a seventh title. They are at home to Atalanta in their first leg match tomorrow at 8:45 pm

In Spain, Copa del Rey quarterfinals will air live on StarTimes’ Sports Life channel from February 2 to 4. Barcelona is facing Granada in Andalucía tomorrow at 9 pm. Sevilla and Villarreal are also away against Almeria and Levante today and tomorrow respectively. The last game will see Spanish Super Cup winners Athletic Bilbao taking on Real Betis.

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