Juventus VS AC Milan(1-0): Cristiano Ronaldo Coppa Italia
Juventus win over AC Milan 1-0 in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to win the Italian Super Cup for a highest eighth time.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first wining goal in Juventus for trophy the only goal of the match with Juventus.
Milan had to play the final 16 minutes with 10 men. Afterward midfielder Franck Kessie was sent back to the dressing room. Following a poor tackle on Emre Can, which saw him stamp on the Juventus midfielder.
Gonzalo Higuain, who is on allow at Milan from Juventus, had also been a attention of the build-up to the match. Ahead of a probable move to Chelsea, but the Argentina onward was named on the bench against his parent club.
Gonzalo Higuain came on as a standby
Italian representatives and human rights campaigners had pointed to the game. Played in Saudi Arabia, citing the murderer of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
But the match went onward at a sold-out King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah up on of more than 61,000 fans. Counting many women who were only allowed into Saudi football stadiums a year ago for the first time in history to watch football matches.
Blaise Matuidi had a goal for Juventus rejected for offside while Ronaldo saw an athletic effort. Bounce narrowly over the crossbar in an even first half which also saw Juve goalkeeper. Wojciech Szczesny make it a good save to deny Hakan Calhanoglu.
Milan almost took the lead nearly after half-time. But Patrick Cutrone’s effort came off the crossbar.
The Rossoneri were left to repent that missed chance as Ronaldo broke the block in the 61st minute. Heading home from Miralem Pjanic’s pass over the top.
Juventus had another goal rejected for offside but any chance Milan had of getting back into the match. All but vanished after Kessie was sent off in the 74th.
Referee Luca Banti firstly showed Kessie only a yellow card but changed it to a red after eagle-eyed the late tackle again on video review.