Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata helped Juventus to beat Napoli 2-0 to win the Italian Supercup.

Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata and a pair of truly world-class saves from Wojciech Szczesny, Juventus secured their first trophy under the guidance of their rookie manager with a solid if not unspectacular 2-0 win over Napoli.

Cristiano Ronaldo latched onto a loose ball in the six-yard box to volley home his 760th career goal.

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

“It is a great joy to win a trophy,” Pirlo told Rai Sport.

“It is even more beautiful than winning as a player. It is difficult to see beautiful finals. It was important to win above all after the defeat against Inter. We had to show our pride.”

The Supercup final match was played in Italy at Sassuolo’s Mapei Stadium due to the coronavirus pandemic.

No goals were scored by Napoli players on this night. Some of that had to do with the fact that their captain, Lorenzo Insigne, shanked a penalty kick attempt that would have tied the game late in the second half.

Pirlo’s side controlled much of the game, but Szczesny’s brilliance in goal with those two saves were the bigger thing that crushed the soul of Napoli.


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