With a 2-1 victory over Atalanta in the Coppa Italia final, Juventus gave its supporters something to cheer about after a difficult season.
After Atalanta’s Ruslan Malinovskiy had cancelled out Dejan Kulusevski’s opener, Juventus’ Federico Chiesa scored a 73rd-minute winner.
Cristiano Ronaldo has now won every major trophy in England, Spain, and Italy, making him the first player in history to do so.
Juventus, which is usually dominant in domestic competitions, has had little to brag about this season, and the club is on the verge of missing out on next season’s Champions League.
The Old Lady had won nine Serie A titles in a row before Inter Milan ended their run this season. Juventus head coach Andrea Pirlo has been widely chastised for the club’s poor form this season, which included a shock Champions League round of 16 exits to Porto.
Pirlo’s first major trophy as Juventus manager is the Coppa Italia, but it remains to be seen whether it will be enough to persuade the board that he is the right man for the job.
To qualify for next season’s Champions League, Juventus must beat Bologna and hope that either AC Milan or Napoli drop points in the final round of Serie A match.
Wednesday’s win appeared to be Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon’s final game for the club. Over two spells with the club, the 43-year-old has made over 500 appearances and won 15 major trophies.
Buffon, widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, won his first Coppa Italia in 1999 while playing for Parma alongside Enrico Chiesa, and 22 years later, he has won his sixth Coppa Italia while playing alongside Enrico’s son, Federico.
With a goal and an assist in the Coupe de France final on Wednesday, Kylian Mbappe led Paris Saint-Germain to victory without the suspended Neymar.
Mauro Icardi scored inside the first 20 minutes, tapping into an empty net after Mbappe pounced on a defensive blunder before Mbappe’s delicate chip sealed the victory with 10 minutes remaining.
It was Mauricio Pochettino’s first major trophy as a manager, and the Argentine will be hoping to add number two this weekend.
PSG, the defending champion, is only one point behind league leader Lille heading into the final round of Ligue 1 matches, which will be played on Sunday.