Juventus FC drew 1-1 with Milan AC on Wednesday to secure a place in the Coppa Italia final.
Juventus FC drew 1-1 with Milan AC at a damp Delle Alpi stadium on Wednesday to secure a place in the Coppa Italia final with a 3-2 aggregate victory.
Leading 2-1 from the first leg, Juventus left strikers Alessandro del Piero and David Trezeguet on the bench and a constant downpour and small crowd of 15,000 added to the low-key nature of the game.
Milan took the lead in the 27th minute through a fine header from Spanish striker José Mari who rose well to connect with a high ball into the penalty area from Andrea Pirlo.
But Juventus's Italian international midfield player Gianluca Zambrotta put the home side back on level terms on the night with a superb strike as he cut in from the right flank and skipped past three defenders before firing a left-foot shot into the top corner.
Milan's Spanish substitute Javier Moreno missed a great chance to take the game into extra time late on when he shot wide from point-blank range after a fine run and low cross from Brazilian Serginho.
Juventus will face the winner of Thursday's semi-final second leg between Brescia Calcio and Parma AC. Hidetoshi Nakata was the architect behind Parma's first-leg victory, scoring the first goal in a 2-0 success.