Juventus win Coppa Italia and complete first step to treble of their dreams | Paolo Bandini

In one sense, a treble has already been completed. The Bianconeri are the first team since the Coppa Italia was founded in 1922 to win it three times in a row

Gigi Buffon edged towards the touchline, bouncing from one foot to the other and squirting himself in the face with a water bottle. Behind him, Juan Cuadrado grabbed two more – preparing to drench their manager, Massimiliano Allegri, when the final whistle went. The rest of Juventus’s bench gathered around them, ready to rush on to the pitch.

You might think this team would be underwhelmed by the prospect of lifting yet another Coppa Italia. But you would be wrong. To watch Juve’s players celebrate their 2-0 victory over Lazio in Wednesday’s final was to understand that part of the reason they keep on winning is because they enjoy it too much to stop.

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