Juventus have denied claims their sporting director Fabio Paratici threatened to hit Inter’s team manager Lele Oriali last night.
Gazzetta dello Sport earlier reported news of a heated confrontation at half-time in Turin but the Bianconeri have since moved to dismiss the accusations, via the same source, claiming there was no confrontation at all between Paratici and Oriali in the tunnel.
Juve also disputed reports that their directors insulted Nerazzurri boss Antonio Conte throughout Tuesday’s Coppa Italia semi-final second leg, which ended in a goalless draw and sent the home side through to the final.
Sources close to the Old Lady said the tension which boiled over during half-time and after the final whistle was created by Conte himself, with the Inter coach allegedly displaying an ‘over-the-top attitude’ on the touchline throughout the game at the Allianz Stadium.
The report from the Milan-based publication went on to add that Conte’s middle finger gesture towards Andrea Agnelli, when he headed back down the tunnel at half-time, did not go down at all well with Juventus.