Juventus won the Suppercoppa Italiana as Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 760th goal and Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne failed badly from the spot.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s 760th goal in professional football helped deliver Supercoppa Italiana glory for Juventus as they beat Napoli 2-0 after Lorenzo Insigne’s penalty miss.
Having seen their aspirations of again retaining the Serie A title dealt a blow by a 2-0 loss to rivals Inter, Juve could have been considered vulnerable to a Napoli side coming off a 6-0 thumping of Fiorentina.
But Andrea Pirlo’s men grew into the game in the second half and Ronaldo rewarded their efforts with what proved to be the decisive goal in the 64th minute.
Pirlo’s first title as Juve head coach came with a dramatic conclusion, however, Insigne incredibly chipping wide from the spot after Weston McKinnie had felled Dries Mertens before Napoli were caught cold on an injury-time counter and Alvaro Morata’s simple finish sealed the Bianconeri’s ninth Supercoppa crown.