Juventus beat AC Milan 1-0 in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday night to win the Italian Super Cup for a record eighth time. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the match to win his first trophy with Juventus.ย 


Italian Super Cup match went ahead at a sold-out King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah in front of more than 61,000 fans, including many women who were only allowed into Saudi sports stadiums a year ago for the first time to watch soccer matches.

The first half ended scoreless, although both teams had chances. Juventus had the bulk of them, although neither team will feel too good about their finishing in the first half. Then, in the 61st minute, Ronaldo broke the deadlock. He was able to slip through the offside trap while Miralem Pjanic was able to put in a pass from outside the box, totally left alone. It was a defensive breakdown, and although Gigio Donnarumma was able to get to the shot, the header had too much pace for him to handle.
In addition to winning this prestigious match, it turns out there are at least three astonishing facts for Juventus in this titanic duel.

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3. Juventus overtakes AC Milan

Juventus successfully won the Italian Super Cup for the eighth time in their history of the. The Super Cup, which was first held since 1988, brings together the winners of the Italian Serie A with the Coppa Italia champions. But the story is different if the winner of the Serie A and Coppa Italia are the same team, like Juventus. Then, the Coppa Italia runner-up will be taken into account as the opponent of Serie A in the Supercoppa Italiana, as happened to AC Milan who occupied the second place in the 2017/18 Coppa Italia. With the 8th title obtained this Wednesday, Juventus are now the King of Super Cup, because they have overtaken Milan as the most champions in this competition. Previously, AC Milan and Juventus, both had seven Supercoppa Italiana titles.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo and the Super Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo became the Juventus hero after he won the Italian Super Cup, with the only goal he scored against AC Milan on Wednesday. With this Supercoppa Italiana title, Ronaldo has won the ‘Super Cup’ in all countries where he has a career as a football player. Supertaca Candido de Oliveira (Portuguese Super Cup), Community Shield (Premier League Super Cup), Supercopa de Espana (Spanish Super Cup) and Supercoppa Italiana (Italy), all of which he got from four different countries.

“I have my first title with Juventus so I’m happy. I really wanted this, to get off to a good start in 2019. This is only the start, we’ll take it one step at a time. We’ve got this cup, now we must keep working hard to achieve the next trophy,” said Ronaldo.

1. 10th trophy for Allegri in Juventus

With the Italian Super Cup title early on Wednesday, Juventus Manager Massimiliano Allegri also recorded an impressive personal record as a coach. This is the 10th trophy Allegri won as a Juventus boss which began in the 2014/15 season. Massimiliano Allegri won this trophy for the second time, having lost to AC Milan in 2016 and Lazio last year.

“It was very hot and the important thing was to win. Ronaldo? We always say the same thing โ€ฆ that’s why we signed him. He is decisive and scores big goals, but the whole team put in a good performance,” said coach Massimiliano Allegri.

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