Juventus win Coppa Italia, Madrid on brink of Liga title

Juventus are one-third of the way to a treble following a 2-0 defeat of Lazio in the Coppa Italia final, with Real Madrid in sight of the Liga title thanks to a 4-1 win at Celta Vigo.

Cristiano Ronaldo was again among the goals for Real Madrid against Celta
Cristiano Ronaldo was again among the goals for Real Madrid against Celta ©Getty Images

Juventus 2-0 Lazio (Alves 12, Bonucci 25)
Line-up: Neto; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Dani Alves; Marchisio, Rincon, Alex Sandro; Dybala (Lemina 78); Mandžukić, Higuaín.

Form guide (all competitions, most recent first): WLWDWD

  • Juve are one-third of the way to the treble after winning the Coppa Italia for the third season running. The Bianconeri, who can wrap up the Serie A title at the weekend, took the lead through Dani Alves' volley after Keita Baldé had gone close for Lazio in Rome. Leonardo Bonucci added the second after Alex Sandro had deflected a corner in his direction. Juve were grateful to Neto – who has stood in for Gianluigi Buffon throughout the cup campaign – for fine saves to deny Felipe Anderson and Ciro immobile in the second half.

Celta Vigo 1-4 Real Madrid (Guidetti 69; Ronaldo 10 48, Benzema 70, Kroos 88)
Line-up
: Navos; Danilo, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro (Kovačić 71), Modrić, Kroos; Isco (Lucas Vázquez 84), Ronaldo (Asensio 84), Benzema.

Form guide (all competitions, most recent first): WWLWWW

  • Real Madrid need just a point against Málaga on Sunday to secure their first Liga title since 2012. Having passed the 400-goal mark for the Merengues on Sunday, Cristiano Ronaldo added two fine left-footed finishes to his tally here. Though Celta's job was made even harder by the dismissal of Iago Aspas just after the hour, John Guidetti soon pulled one back for the hosts. Madrid, though, wrapped up the win when Karim Benzema tapped in Marcelo's cross. Toni Kroos added gloss late on.