A second-half goal from Cristiano Ronaldo lifted Juventus to Supercoppa Italiana glory as The Old Lady beat Napoli, 2-0. A late penalty kick conceded by Juve gave Lorenzo Insigne the chance to equalize, but the Italian star missed wide left as Andrea Pirlo’s team held on. Alvaro Morata’s injury time goal sealed the victory.
Juve were the sharper team but at times struggled with their passing in the final third. Dries Mertens got things going for Napol in the second half, winning that penalty kick that Insigne botched. In what was a rematch of the Coppa Italia final that went to penalty kicks, this time Napoli couldn’t convert when they needed to, missing out on a chance to lift another trophy at the expense of the Torino-based club.
Here are three takeaways from the match:
Ronaldo in the right spot… as usual
Ronaldo’s winner came in the 64th minute with Juve having the majority of the chances. He almost scored moments prior with a ball that went across the face of goal, but he made up for it, pouncing on this loose ball. Take a look:
He isn’t missing in there. No offsides, great positioning and a finish that wasn’t