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Juventus avoided further embarrassment as they scrapped through with a 1-0 win against Lazio in the Coppa Italia. But things weren’t always going in their favour as manager Massimiliano Allegri expressed anger and frustration at Angel di Maria and stormed out of the tunnel during his side's match. 

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The Italian manager was livid at Di Maria’s poor play at a crucial moment. This mistake also allowed Lazio to counterattack. But Biaconeri continued pushing and sneaked away with the victory thanks to defender Gleison Bremer’s goal just before half-time, and booked a place in the Coppa Italia semifinal. Bremer had perfectly timed a run into the box where he powerfully Filip Kostic’s cross into the back of the net. 

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Further talking about the game, both teams failed to create good chances for most of the match but Juventus managed to hold the upper hand. Lazio didn’t look in top form and failed to trouble a tough Bianconeri defence. Later in the post-match press conference, Massimiliano Allegri talked about his anger and explained the reason behind the reaction. 

He said, “In those moments, you must understand the game and the ball must be handled differently.” Allegri also praised Manuel Locatelli for his top performance as he said, “Locatelli, he played a game, not from a technical point of view, but from a human one. From the heart, from the head it is becoming an example for everyone, it never turns back.”

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