Football

Juventus lifts Super Cup

Juventus' Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini (C-L), teammates and staff celebrate with the winners' trophy after Juventus won the Italian Super Cup (Supercoppa italiana) football match against Napoli.   | Photo Credit: AFP

Andrea Pirlo won his first trophy as a coach on Wednesday as Juventus defeated Napoli 2-0 in the Italian Super Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo blasted in the first goal from a corner on 64 minutes, before Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne missed a penalty and Alvaro Morata added a second deep into injury time.

Juventus won the annual trophy, played between the league champion and Italian Cup holder, for the ninth time, having finished runner-up last year to Lazio. Pirlo won his first silverware five months after taking over at his former club.

It was the first meeting between Pirlo and Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso, who won the 2006 World Cup together and spent a decade as AC Milan teammates, winning two Serie A titles and two Champions League crowns together.

The result: Juventus 2 (Ronaldo 64, Morata 90+5) bt Napoli 0.

This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Feb 27, 2021 12:33:14 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/sport/football/juventus-lifts-super-cup/article33628422.ece

Next Story