Daily Diary, Sunday 24th May 2015:
Juventus have done the domestic double with a 4-1 win over Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia Final this evening, four weeks after retaining their Serie A title.
Inter could have easily found themselves five-down come the interval, but Juvé were happy for their two-goal advantage at the break with Fabio Quagliarella and Manolo Gabbiadini firing home early on, before Quagliarella hit the wood work three times before half-time.
Sebastian Giovinco extended the lead midway through the second-half, but Inter pulled a goal back through a fine Samuele Longo header almost immediately. Inside the final five minutes, Giovinco sealed the win with a lovely 25-yarder past Samir Handanovic.
Borussia Dortmund have been paid an extra £30,000 as part of the transfer that took 20 year-old striker Said Benkarit to Hansa Rostock last summer, after his tenth goal of the season (in the 2.Liga Playoff) triggered a clause in the deal. The Second Leg against Offenbach takes place tomorrow, Hansa have a 3-0 lead.
A number of managers now find themselves out of work after the conclusion of domestic top-flight seasons across Europe:
- Amandio Barreiras, Boavista
- Frank Dauwen, Westerlo
- Pascal Dupraz, Evian TG
- Thierry Lauery, AC Arles-Avignon
- Andreas Möller, Leiria
- Eric Sikora, RC Lens