Juventus knock out Milan from Coppa Italia

Rome, Jan 10 (IANS) Mirko Vucinic hit in an extra-time winner to help Juventus beat AC Milan 2-1 in the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia football.

The Milan side went ahead in the sixth minute through Stephan El Shaarwy, and six minutes later, Sebastian Giovinco equalised for the Old Lady with a free kick Wednesday night, reports Xinhua. Then they had to wait until five minutes into the extra time when Vucinic scored on a fast counter-attack.

With the win, Juventus head coach Antonio Conte insisted he received "a great response from everyone".

"It is always a tough game between these two great teams and clubs who have won so much," Conte said.

"Our hunger was huge and I received a great response from everyone, especially as I included many players who hadn't featured in a while.

"I told them that what happened against Sampdoria must never happen again," he added, referring to Sunday's 2-1 defeat to 10-man Samp.

AC Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri felt Milan "deserved more" than a loss.

"It was a balanced game and on the second goal we made a mistake in defence that allowed the counter-attack," he said.

"In any case, I am happy with the performance because we had several chances to equalize after Vucinic's goal.

"It's a shame about the result, especially Marco Storari's final save. We can improve, but also deserved more from this match," he said.

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