Allegri rallies Juventus for treble charge

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Allegri rallies Juventus for treble charge

Allegri rallies Juventus for treble charge

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The Coppa Italia final against Lazio begins a "mini-season" for Juventus, with Massimiliano Allegri's men targeting three major honours.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri wants his players to reap the rewards of an impressive campaign when they kick off a "20-day mini-season" against Lazio in the final of the Coppa Italia.

Juve hoped to have the first part of a targeted treble in their possession at the weekend but a 3-1 defeat to Lazio's city rivals Roma means they are still one win away from a sixth consecutive Serie A title.

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That is expected to arrive at home to Crotone this Sunday but first Allegri's men will return to the Stadio Olimpico to take on Simone Inzaghi's side in Wednesday's showpiece clash.

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There is also the small matter of the Champions League final against Real Madrid in Cardiff on June 3 on the horizon and the Juve boss is primed for such big occasions.

"A 20-day mini-season kicks off with the Coppa Italia final then our home match against Crotone and it ends in Cardiff with the Champions League final," Allegri told a pre-match news conference.

"It's time to step up and start reaping what we have sown. Lazio have had a brilliant calendar year and I have no doubt that their coach Inzaghi will go on to do great things as a manager.

"They have an excellent squad and we will need to play very well indeed to beat them."


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