Cristiano Ronaldo was unable to encourage Juventus to victory within the Coppa Italia closing as Napoli claimed their first main trophy in six years with a penalty-shootout triumph on Wednesday evening.
The 2 sides couldn’t be separated after a goalless 90 minutes, thanks largely to 42-year-old Gianluigi Buffon, and with no extra-time, they headed straight for a penalty shootout.
Paulo Dybala and Danilo missed the Previous Woman’s first two spot-kicks, whereas Napoli have been profitable with all 4 of theirs to win the shootout 4-2 behind closed doorways in Rome.
Ronaldo, who was most likely in line to take the fifth penalty, didn’t characteristic within the shootout – as an alternative it was Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik who turned the hero by slotting residence the profitable spot-kick.
Napoli have been appreciable underdogs in opposition to the Serie A leaders, however victory was at least what they deserved after creating the higher probabilities throughout regular time.
It provides Gennaro Gattuso his first trophy as a supervisor, whereas defeat for Ronaldo marks a extra undesirable feat.
For the primary time in his illustrious profession, the 35-year-old has misplaced two consecutive finals, following Juve’s defeat to Lazio within the Supercoppa final December.
And, to be truthful, he didn’t actually present up in both of them.