Mario Mandzukic scored a controversial goal as Juventus defeated Torino 2-0 in the Coppa Italia quarterfinals to qualify for the next stage.
Juventus were firmly in control for much of the first half dominating play while their opponents merely watched. It wasn't long before Douglas Costa opened the scoring for the home side in fantastic fashion, unleashing a half-volley into the top corner. Torino tried to reply but M'Baye Niang only managed to hit the post.
Juve continued their...
TURIN, Italy -- Three-time defending champion Juventus beat city rival Torino 2-0 to reach the Coppa Italia semifinals on Wednesday.
A Douglas Costa strike and a controversial Mario Mandzukic goal set up a two-legged encounter with Atalanta.
AC Milan will play Lazio in the other semifinal.
Juventus took the lead in the 15th minute when a ball ricocheted around the area and into the path of Douglas Costa, who unloaded a powerful half-volley into the top-right corner.
M'Baye Niang almost leveled...
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is not interested in pursuing AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma with Wojciech Szczesny already in line to replace Gianluigi Buffon.
Buffon, who turns 40 this month, has been expected to retire after this season, though he hinted at some doubts over his future in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The goalkeeper also declined to give advice to Italy teammate Donnarumma about a potential move to the Bianconeri, though he did say "you never go wrong...