Napoli wins Coppa Italia after defeating Juventus on penalties

Napoli wins Coppa Italia after defeating Juventus on penalties
(From L) Napoli’s Italian forward Matteo Politano, Napoli’s Macedonian defender Eljif Elmas, Napoli’s Italian forward Lorenzo Insigne Napoli’s Macedonian defender Eljif Elmas and Napoli’s Italian defender Giovanni Di Lorenzo (R) run to celebrate with Napoli’s Polish forward Arkadiusz Milik after he scored the winning goal of the penalty shootout for Napoli to win the TIM Italian Cup (Coppa Italia) final football match Napoli vs Juventus on June 17, 2020 at the Olympic stadium in Rome, played behind closed doors as the country gradually eases the lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo AFP via Getty Images)

Napoli stunned Juventus when they won 4-2 on penalties to claim the Coppa Italia on Wednesday after the two sides played to a 0-0 draw behind closed doors.

Paulo Dybala and Danilo missed Juve’s first two efforts in the shootout while Napoli converted all of their attempts to give Coach Gennaro Gattuso, the first major trophy of his coaching career.

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It was the first title to be settled in the Italian season, which has just restarted after a three-month hiatus because of the coronavirus crisis.

Napoli nearly won it in stoppage time but were foiled by a superb double save by Juventus’s 42-year-old goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon.

There was no extra-time.



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