Date: 19th May 2021 at 11:25pm
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fell to a 2-1 defeat┬áto in the Final at the Mapei Stadium on Wednesday, as Ruslan Malinovskyi’s goal was not enough.

The international fired in a vicious equaliser shortly before half-time to cancel out a Dejan Kulusevski strike, but netted the winner for in the second half.

La Dea were unable to find an answer to the former man’s goal and were consigned to second final defeat in three years.

Ratings

Gollini 6.5; Toloi 5.5 (’77 Djimsiti 6), Romero 6, Palomino 6; Hateboer 5.5 (’77 Ilicic 5.5), De Roon 6.5, Freuler 6, Gosens 6 (’83 Miranchuk N/A); Pessina 5.5 (’68 Pasalic 6); Malinovskyi 7 (’68 Muriel 5.5), Zapata 6.5

Player of the match –

The midfielder with a penchant for scoring against Juventus, he gave hope as he rifled in from the edge of the box just before the interval. Malinovskyi posed a threat with his long range efforts and forced Juventus’ midfielders to step out to him, whilst La Dea lost control after he was replaced midway through the second half.