Date: 28th February 2018 at 7:22pm
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A cold, snowy evening in Turin was brought to life by Miralem Pjanic, who scored the only goal of the game as Juventus beat Atalanta 1-0 in their Coppa Italia second leg.

In a reflection of the first leg in Bergamo, Juve won the tie 2-0 on aggregate and will go onto the final in Rome.

Facing an uphill struggle after that initial defeat, the last time Atalanta beat Juventus in any competition was in the Coppa Italia in 2004.

As a result, Juventus will face either Lazio or AC Milan in the final, with the pair playing their second leg encounter later on Wednesday evening.

Papu Gomez with the first effort of the game, a curler from the edge of the area which went just over the crossbar.

Again, Gomez was causing problems this time making a diagonal run in front of Stephan Lichtsteiner only to poke straight at Gianluigi Buffon from close range.

Juve piled on the pressure from there, first a Pjanic freekick flashed across goal and past the far post, then Hans Hateboer headed clear over his own crossbar after a dangerous Alex Sandro cross.

There was a penalty shout from Juventus after a cross came in from the left and struck the hand of Andrea Masiello, but referee Michael Fabbri deemed it involuntary much to the ire of Bianconeri fans.

The best chance of the first half came the way of Mario Mandzukic who strode into the Atalanta penalty area, before cutting back inside but was denied by a smart save from Erit Berisha.

Berisha was in action again as half-time approached with a Douglas Costa effort being scooped out by the Atalanta goalkeeper. Then Kwadwo Asamoah blasted into the side netting from a tight angle.

Another penalty claim from Juventus resulted in a yellow card for Pjanic who went down under a challenge from Gianluca Mancini, but it was judged simulation.

Early in the second half Juventus went close through Claudio Marchisio, but once again Berisha was equal to the strike on goal.

Atalanta almost took the lead after Gomez was sent in on goal, and as Buffon came rushing out, the Argentine tried his luck from 35 yards out but the shot struck the outside of the post.

Not to be outdone, Juventus struck the crossbar from a curling effort by Douglas Costa.

Atalanta conceded a penalty after Blaise Matuidi was bundled over in the box by Mancini. Pjanic then stepped up and stroked home the spot kick.

From there Atalanta needed two goals, and despite putting some pressure on Juve, they were unable to fashion any real opportunities on goal.