Italian Cup: Napoli Upstage Juventus

Napoli held their nerve to claim a first major trophy in six seasons by beating Juventus 4-2 in a penalty shootout in the Coppa Italia final.


Arkadiusz Milik scored the winning spot-kick after Paulo Dybala had seen his first for Juve save, before team-mate Danilo blazed the second over.


This followed a hard-fought 0-0 over 90 minutes of few chances, played behind closed doors at the Stadio Olimpico.


It gives Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso his first major trophy as a manager. However, for his opposite number Maurizio Sarri, it is another lost piece of potential silverware.


So far in his career – which included a transformational 3-year spell at Napoli that saw them regularly challenge for the title – Sarri has just last season’s Europa League to his name, from his one campaign with Chelsea.


And while his side currently top Serie A, they are far from assured of securing a ninth straight title and his first trophy on home soil, with their lead over second-placed Lazio just one point.

Related Articles

Back to top button