Juventus are into the Coppa Italia final after a convincing 3-0 (4-2 on agg) win against Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Tuesday night.
Goals from Alessandro Matri, Roberto Pereyra and Leonardo Bonucci saw the Old Lady overcome a first leg deficit in stunning fashion, without the help of three influential players in Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba and top scorer Carlos Tevez.
However, Alvaro Morata’s harsh red card in the dying moments of the game took some gloss off the win.
The Serie A leaders broke the deadlock midway through the first half when former the Viola striker Matri pounced on a defensive mix-up to poke home the opening goal of the game and level the aggregate score.
Gonzalo Rodriguez thought he had equalised for the home side on the night when he headed home following a free-kick, but his effort was correctly disallowed for offside, despite the defender’s protests that it should have stood.
With the first half drawing to a close, Pereyra doubled the lead for the visitors, following up to convert into an empty net after Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto had pushed Morata’s effort into his path.
Needing a goal to stay in the tie, Mario Gomez wasted a big chance to level the aggregate score in the early stages of the second half when he could only find the side-netting from close range.
That miss was punished moments later as Bonucci slotted home just before the hour mark to make it 3-0 on the night and 4-2 on aggregate in favour of the Old Lady.
With less two minutes to go, Morata was sent-off and looks set to miss the final.
Nonetheless, the Turin outfit saw out the game with relative ease to storm through into their 15th Coppa Italia final.