Napoli defeated Juventus 4-2 in an intense penalty shootout in front of the empty stands of the Olimpico stadium in Rome. The club won the Italian Cup for the sixth time in its history.
After the Cup, Serie A continues, and the first games are scheduled for this Saturday. Juventus leads the table with one point more than Lazio.
This is Napoli’s sixth Cup title in the tenth final they’ve reached, while Juve suffered its sixth defeat in their 19th final, still reigning with a record of 13 titles.
The only previous Coppa Italia final between these teams was in 2012, and Napoli won 2-0 thanks to goals from Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamsik.
The match ended without goals after 90 minutes, so the winner was resolved with shots from the white spot.
At Juventus, the first two performers were ineffective. Paulo Dybala’s shot was saved by Alex Meret, while Danilo shot over the goal.
On the other hand, Napoli took the lead with 2-0. Lorenzo Insigne and Matteo Politano managed to score.
Leonardo Bonucci and Aaron Ramsey then scored for Juve, but that was not enough because Nikola Maksimovic and Arkadiusz Milik were also precise for Napoli.
The great celebration of “Partenope” ensued.
Juventus: Buffon; Cuadrado, Bonucci, De Ligt, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi; Douglas Costa, Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo
Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Fabián Ruiz, Demme, Zielinski; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne