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Juventus beat Napoli to win Italian Super Cup

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:21 PM, 21 January 2021  

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Juventus lifted the Italian Super Cup after beating Napoli 2-0 in the final Wednesday. With this, Andrea Pirlo won his first trophy as a coach.

Cristiano Ronaldo blasted in his 20th goal of the season following a corner on 64 minutes in Reggio Emilia before Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne missed a penalty and Alvaro Morata added a second deep into injury time.

Pirlo, 41, clinched his first silverware five months after taking over at his former club where he won four league titles.

“Winning the first title as a coach is a great joy, different from that felt as a player, it’s even more beautiful,” said Pirlo, who lifted the trophy three times as a player with Juventus and AC Milan.

Meanwhile, 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.

Juventus sit fifth in the league, 10 points behind leaders AC Milan, after losing 2-0 to second-placed Inter Milan last weekend.