It's a huge week for Juventus beginning with tonight's Coppa Italia Final and a chance for the Old Lady to salvage something good from what could turn into a season to forget. Currently fifth in Serie A and out of the Champions League spots, a big win against Atalanta today to lift the Coppa would be just the tonic. Make sure you know how to watch an Atalanta vs Juventus live stream for free today wherever you are.
The team news is in and Gianluigi Buffon will start for Juve. Dejan Kulusevski joins Cristiano Ronaldo upfront. As for Atalanta, an in-form Ruslan Malinovskyi starts alongside Duvan Zapata. Dutch wing-back Hans Hateboer also gets the nod.
Atalanta deserve their plaudits this season. La Dea manager Gian Piero Gasperini has already secured Champions League football for the Bergamo-based fans once again and quite possibly Atalanta's highest ever Serie A finish if they can cement their second place with a win against Milan on the final weekend's round of fixtures.
Juventus will be hoping for exactly the same. Should Milan take all three points instead, and fourth-placed Napoli beat Verona, then an embarrassing season in the Europa League awaits Andrea Pirlo, Ronaldo and the squad of galacticos.
In the mean time, of course, there's the serious business of cup football. Juventus will be a making a record 20th appearance in the Coppa Italia Final – their sixth in the last seven. A 14th pot might look good in their collection but it will certainly mean more to Atalanta who have only won one piece of serious silverware ever – the Coppa Italia all the way back in 1963. There's no question of who will be hungrier.
But while Atalanta have the consistency, there's no doubting the pedigree of the Juventus players. Cup football is a one shot affair and as overfed on glory as the Bianconeri are, to count them out of this one would be foolish.
Kick-off is at 19.45 GMT (14.45 ET) tonight in Sassuolo's Mapei Stadium in Reggio. UK viewers can watch in HD on BT Sports. US viewers can catch the action on ESPN+ and lucky football fans in Italy can watch the action for free on RaiPlay.
Read on for all the details of the Coppa Italia Final and how to watch a Atalanta vs Juventus free live stream wherever you are in the world.
Watch a Coppa Italia Final free live stream
Italian TV network RAI has the rights to air the Atalanta vs Juventus live stream on its RAIPlay web player and will do so for all Italians to watch for free. It's worth remembering that you can enjoy the coverage for free from abroad too as an Italian national using a VPN (more details below).
RAIPlay is also available as an app for iOS and Android devices. That means you can watch a Coppa Italia Final live stream on your mobile or tablet as well as on your laptop browser.
How to watch Atalanta vs Juventus free from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have access to RAIPlay, you won't be able to watch Atalanta vs Juventus when outside the Italy without a VPN. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.
Once you’ve made your choice, all you need to do is sign in to your VPN service through whichever device you’d like to use to watch the Coppa Italia Final between Atalanta and Juventus.
When prompted to select a server, you need to pick one which is based in the country whose content you’d like to access – in this case, Italy. Then navigate to the RAIPlay app or website and you’re in.
You'll be able to continue using ExpressVPN from then on to watch anything else on RAIPlay and a host of other services which may also otherwise block you.
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Watch Atalanta vs Juventus live in the UK
Rights to show the Coppa Italia Final, and other Italian football games, in the UK belong to BT Sport and Atalanta vs Juventus will be aired in HD on BT Sport 2.
You can add the BT Sport channels to your current BT TV subscription or sign-up as a new customer for BT TV and internet for £40 per month to enjoy a host of football and other sports in HD and 4K.
Sky TV and Virgin Media customers can also add the BT Sport channels to their subscription and enjoy all the remaining BT football games live for the rest of the season.
All of the packages also grant access to streams via the BT website and BT Sport app, so you can watch an Atalanta vs Juventus live stream on the move within the UK or from abroad, using a VPN.
Watch Atalanta vs Juventus live in the USA
ESPN has the rights to show the Coppa Italia Final – Atalanta vs Juventus – and all of the Italian football in the US. All matches will be available in English and Spanish.
You can sign up to ESPN+, the channel's online streaming service. It costs $5.99 per month or $13.99 for a bargain along with Hulu and Disney+.
Of course, you can just watch an Atalanta vs Juventus free live stream on RAIPlay by using a VPN, such as ExpressVPN, which offers access to the free RAIPlay live stream from anywhere in the world for any Italian nationals who happen to be abroad.
Watch Atalanta vs Juventus on DAZN
DAZN is the new home of football in Brazil, Germany, Italy, Japan, Austria, Spain, Switzerland and other regions around the world and is well worth signing up to for all the Coppa Italia action as well as a host of other events.
Prices vary but are generally very favourable. DAZN usually offers a free 7-day trial, depending on your location. You can try it out for watching the Coppa Italia Final and then decide to cancel or continue your subscription. It could be a bargain optoin for those seeking an Atalanta vs Juventus live stream.