Napoli wins Coppa Italia in penalty kicks
Napoli won the Coppa Italia in penalty kicks after a nil-nil match against Juventus on Wednesday.
The win was Napoli’s sixth and first since 2014, and gives manager Gennaro Gattuso the honor of winning it as a player and coach. He claimed the 2003 Coppa Italia with AC Milan.
Lorenzo Insigne, Matteo Politano, and Nikola Maksimovic made Napoli’s first three kicks and Arkadiusz Milik sealed the deal in a 4-2 win.
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Gianluigi Buffon was the easy Man of the Match over 90 minutes but was denied another piece of silverware when Paulo Dybala and Danilo missed Juve’s first two penalties.
The 42-year-old goalkeeper looked set to write a fairytale after making an amazing save in stoppage time as part of a seven-save day.
Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t his usual self but certainly not the problem for Juve. He had one shot saved and two attempts blocked.
🏆 Le finali si giocano per vincerle.— Koulibaly Kalidou (@kkoulibaly26) June 17, 2020
Emozione immensa: sono felice. #Napoli meritava una gioia come questa 💙
Finals are meant to be won.
Huge excitement: I am happy. #Napoli deserved a beautiful win like this one 💪🏿 #CoppaItalia 🇮🇹 #NapoliJuve 💙 #KK ⚽️ #blacklivesmatter pic.twitter.com/Qm5048ucfl