Andrea Pirlo, so many times champion as a player, felt the taste of lifting the first trophy as coach this Wednesday (20). And thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo and Morata, who decided on the Italian Super Cup for Juventus against Napoli, at Mapei Stadium, in Régio da Emília. Their goals were Juventus’s 2-0 victory, both in the second half.
The score could have been different if Insigne did not kick out a penalty ten minutes from the end of the game, when the score was still 1 to 0. The penalty, committed by Colombian Cuadrado over Belgian Mertens, was validated by the VAR after ignored by the field referee, but it nevertheless helped Gattuso’s team to balance the rival’s nets.
It was the first duel between Pirlo and Gattuso, eternal midfielders in Carlo Ancelotti’s great Milan, at the beginning of the century, as coaches. Gattuso, who had already beaten Mauricio Sarri’s Juventus in the Italian Cup last season, this time lost to his friend in the sixth final of the club’s history. It was the ninth title in Juve’s Super Cup history.