Well, that sucked.
Giacomo Bonaventura admits "you saw the difference" between #ACMilan and #Juventus in 4-0 #CoppaItalia Final https://t.co/V5FHW9R47a #JuveMilan #TIMCup pic.twitter.com/iBhjcXpYrw— footballitalia (@footballitalia) May 9, 2018
Giacomo Bonaventura said what almost everyone was thinking after the match, saying:
We played well for about an hour, then lost our way after the opening goal and it became an uphill struggle,
This team had a great journey in the Coppa Italia and gave our all, but you could see the difference in quality between the two sides.
Juve have been challenging for the Scudetto, Coppa Italia and Champions League for years, whereas our squad was really only created this year. Juve had Gonzalo Higuain and Claudio Marchisio on the bench, that says it all.
While it’s a bitter pill to swallow for Milan fans, Bonaventura is right that great teams like Juventus aren’t built in a day, and Milan have the foundations of a great side, but aren’t quite there yet.
Let’s just hope that the team can put this loss behind them and win their next couple matches to ensure at least a Europa League campaign for next season.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
Juventus beat Milan 4-0 to claim the Coppa Italia. [Football-Italia.net]
Gennaro Gattuso said that the result didn’t reflect the game. [Football-Italia.net]
Oh great, more Donnarumma drama. [Football-Italia.net]
World Football Links
Leicester City made Arsenal look silly in a 3-1 win at the King Power Stadium. [Fosse Posse]
Manchester City made Premier League history in their win over Brighton & Hove Albion. [Bitter and Blue]
The Philadelphia Union continued their road woes by losing 1-0 to the Columbus Crew SC. [Brotherly Game]
Sevilla scored a huge upset and beat Real Madrid 3-1. [Managing Madrid]
After a huge upset in the first round of Mexico’s Liguilla, Santos Laguna can continue their run to the championship. [ESPN.com]