Today, 9th of May, is a day that every Milanista has waited 1 year for, TIM Cup Final. We did not exactly expect to be so excited for this final, becuase it is a competition that many big teams do not really care about. But this year is different, this year we do not play just for a trophy to put at Casa Milan, so that our fan can have a look at it, this match could influence all our next seasons, in 1 year, 2 years and so on. As our Captain Bonuccithe Lion said, this must be the beginning of a new succesful cycle, of a new era, of a new Milan.
– If Milan were to win the Italian Cup and and at the same time will arrive in the top six in Serie A, Milan will go directly to the Europa League, while the seventh in the standings will qualify for the Europa League, though passing through the preliminaries.
– If Milan were to win the Italian Cup and at the same time did not reach the top six, in the Europa League there will be the fifth and sixth of Serie A, plus Milan. The Rossoneri would go there directly, while the sixth classified should go for qualification rounds.
– If Juve were to win the Italian Cup and having reached the top six in the league, in the Europa League there will be the fifth, sixth and seventh placed in Serie A. In this case, the seventh ranked will play three preliminary rounds.
Probable Juventus line-up (4-3-3): Buffon; Cuadrado, Benatia, Rugani, Asamoah; Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi; Dybala, Higuain, Douglas Costa.
Probable Milan line-up (4-3-3):G. Donnarumma; Calabria, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Kessié, Locatelli, Bonaventura; Suso, Cutrone, Calhanoglu.
Today’s final, it is not just about winning the competition: becuase if Juventus win, they set a new record, winning the Scudetto and the TIM Cup for 4 consecutive years. If we win, we confirm our opponents that they have to be afraid of the Devil, becuase the Devil is alive, because the Devil is hungry and becuase the Devil is strong.
We can feel the smell of their fear. For the first time in his career, Buffon will play a TIM Cup Final. You are probably thinking “What? First time? After he played in all most important competitions like Champions’ League, European Cup and World Cup, he really never played in TIM Cup?” YES, he never did. And do you know why he will play today? Because they fear us. They have always played this competition with their second or even third goalkeeper. But not today, today they will play with one of the strongest goalkeeper of all time. Why? Because they know we are dangerous, they know we can hurt them.
We are part of the team, we have to push them the strongest possible. “WE ARE A TEAM OF DEVILS” it does not refer only to players; our coach, our president, our scouting team, our managers, our doctors, us. We are ALL devils and we deserve to win.
From 9 pm Italian time, will start the TIM Cup Final. 22 players, 11 red and black hearts on the field, millions outside of it. There is only one thing that matters tonight, WINNING. From “Stadio Olimpico” of Rome, ladies and gentlemen, this is Juventus – Milan.