Andrea Pirlo says a Serie A loss to Internazionale helped his Juventus team solve their problems and avenge themselves with a 2-1 semi-final first leg win over their rivals in Coppa Italia

The Italian champion was on 17 Beaten 2-0 in San Siro on January 1st, but has won five games in a row since that comeback win on Tuesday evening

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice after Lautaro Martínez’s opener to help Juve ahead of the second leg in Turin on Jan. February to set foot in the finals

Looking back on the league meeting with Inter, Pirlo said to Rai Sport: “We weren’t in this game but it was a lesson for us. From there we regrouped, worked on the mistakes and won more. But today The evening was the first round, there is another game to come and play for 180 minutes. Nothing has been done yet

“The guys were great, they gave Inter the right attitude from the first minute. We went back but we kept playing. The team reacted very well”

Ronaldo seemed unhappy when he was 76 Minute, but Pirlo said he wanted to keep his Portuguese talisman fresh for a busy period. “I told him he had to jump because we had an important game on Saturday [against Roma in Serie A] So it’s right to let him catch his breath, “said Pirlo.” He plays a lot of games in a row, so a little bit of rest now and then does something good ”

Inter manager Antonio Conte wasn’t happy with the result after Ashley Young conceded a penalty before a defensive mix-up between Samir Handanovic and Alessandro Bastoni helped put another goal on Ronaldo

“We made two naive mistakes that allowed them to win 2-1,” said Conte. “Otherwise it was another great performance with many chances. But we have to end it because now we are talking about a negative result The boys gave everything, they had Juve on the ropes, they deserved a lot more ”

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