Cristiano Ronaldo scored to assist Juventus win a record-extending ninth Italian Tremendous Cup by beating Napoli 2-0 on Wednesday.
Napoli missed the possibility to take the match to further time when captain Lorenzo Insigne missed a late penalty and Álvaro Morata sealed the end result with the final kick of the sport.
“It’s a really pleased second and lifting my first trophy as a coach makes it even higher,” Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo stated.
It was Juve’s ninth Tremendous Cup title, taking it two above AC Milan, which is the staff with the second most victories within the competitors.
The match showcasing the Serie A and Italian Cup champions is often thought to be little greater than a pleasant. It used to be the normal season curtain-raiser in August however has been performed in December or January a number of instances over the previous few seasons.
Juventus got here into the match with Pirlo underneath growing stress, particularly after a 2-0 loss to title rival Inter Milan on Sunday.
“It was a troublesome recreation and the pitch was tough, however the staff stayed centered and we’ve gained an vital trophy which is able to give us a confidence increase,” Ronaldo stated. “Now we should use that to win our upcoming fixtures. As for the league, it’ll be a tough race, however we’ll be in it.”
It was a cagey match, with few real scoring alternatives, however Juventus ultimately broke the impasse within the sixty fourth minute.
A Juventus nook took a few ricochets earlier than touchdown within the path of Ronaldo, who didn’t miss from shut vary.
Napoli had the possibility to degree 10 minutes from time however Insigne fired his penalty vast of the left put up after Dries Mertens had been tripped by Weston McKennie.
Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny did nicely to parry an effort from Piotr Zieliński seconds earlier than Morata completed off a counterattack to safe Pirlo’s first trophy in cost.
(With inputs from AP).