The Cup matches were a prelude to the return of the league, and Juventus tied without goals in two consecutive games against Milan in the second leg semi-final and Napoli in the final yesterday, Wednesday.
Naples surpassed the penalty shootout, quickly ending Juventus’ hopes of a triple play, and Sari – who is playing his first season with the club – is under greater pressure to extend the league crown to 8 times in a row.
Speculation has already begun that the 61-year-old coach, known to be heavy smoking if he does not win the domestic league title or the Champions League he will leave the club at the end of the season.
The season will continue tomorrow when Turin will meet with Parma before Verona plays against Cagliari.
The competition is expected to remain intense for the remainder of the 12 rounds over a period of 6 weeks, and the matches will be played almost every day. The Italian Federation hopes that some fans will return to the stadiums next month.
Sarri said after Wednesday’s meeting that his team was suffering physically after a long hiatus, which saw 3 members of his squad injured in Coronavirus.
“Our team is used to solving positions with individual moves, but this is difficult in these circumstances because we lack individual ingenuity, and things went wrong in a penalty shootout.”
He continued, “I think that this situation is temporary and it cannot be imagined that the team will remain at the same rhythm as it was 3 months ago, and I witnessed a slow rhythm from the two teams.”
Juventus – who is resuming his difficult visit to Bologna – leads the table with 63 points, one point behind Lazio, who has not lost in 21 consecutive league games, and hopes to continue his impressive career.
Lazio will continue his career with a risky visit on Wednesday to fourth-placed Atlanta (48 points), which has won six wins along with a draw in the last 7 games of all competitions before stopping and scored
28 goals in this series. Before that, Atlanta will play with Sassuolo on Sunday.
Inter Milan, led by coach Antonio Conte, who finished third with 54 points, hopes to restore balance after losing from Juventus and Lazio before stopping.