Boss Massimiliano Allegri might therefore have considered this rearranged match at the Stadio Olimpico a distraction but Juve were at near full-strength and a third-consecutive Coppa crown was decided by two of the Old Lady's star performers.
The Eagles started the second-half showing clear intentions of getting back into the game.
Alves put the Serie A giants ahead with a side-footed volley in the 12th minute before Leonardo Bonucci secured the victory 12 minutes later when he prodded home.
"We are starting our 20-day short season with Copa Italia, then we play against Crotone on our home ground, and it will be through the Champions League Final in Cardiff", Allegree said at the press conference before the Italian Cup final.
Uncertainty over Rory McIlroy's fitness ahead of MRI scan
Rory McIlroy is the latest star golfer to suffer a back injury but his injury does not seem to be as serious as others. It's obviously not a hundred percent, but it's good enough to get myself around here for the next couple of days.
Monaco crush over Lille to effectively win Ligue 1 title
Monaco can officially raise the trophy with a draw at home to Saint-Etienne on Wednesday hardly a fearsome prospect. Everything is possible in football, we all remember Barcelona's comeback in the Champions League .
Trump Taps Callista Gingrich to Be Ambassador to Vatican
Callista was a major factor in her husband's conversion to Catholicism, but also played a role in breaking up his second marriage. The administration is waiting for approval from the Office of Government Ethics before making a formal announcement.
The defensive part of the team in this game did his job fantastically, they have kept their net intact, and yet they scored two goals. In spite of this, Lazio is finishing already habitually high - 4 th place in the standings, and for 2 rounds before the end of the championship secured a direct ticket to the Europa League for the next season. And when you don't execute your chances against Juve, you just don't have a lot to hope for.
Former Bianconeri and Biancocelesti coach Dino Zoff had billed this encounter as a battle between "the solidity of Juventus and the verve of Lazio", and both were in evidence inside an exciting opening five minutes in which Keita saw a shot deflected off the hand of Andrea Barzagli and onto the base of Neto's post. I am very proud to work with this team and these lads, because I knew from last season's seven games what certain lads would've given me. It was an emotional night, we have to thank the fans and with a little bit more luck it could've gone differently.
And Allegri said he expects more of the same on Sunday. "We know we'll need the flawless match", said the 27-year-old, who has scored 25 goals this season.
"We must show the same aggression we did tonight because Crotone are playing well", Allegri added.