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Juventus beats Milan to win Italian Super Cup in Jeddah

20 January, 2019, 00:42 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso said Higuain has never told him he wants to leave the club

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning goal as Serie A champions Juventus beat AC Milan 1-0 in the Italian Super Cup in Jeddah on Wednesday evening.

In recent year the Italian Super Cup - traditionally the annual match between Italy's Serie A winners and Coppa Italia champions - has been overseas in China, Libya, the U.S. and Qatar.

Patrick Cutrone was inches away from putting Milan in front when his powerful shot cannoned back off the crossbar just three minutes after the break.

Both Juventus and AC Milan have won seven Super Cup titles each since the trophy was first awarded in 1988.

"This is only the start, we'll take it one step at a time".

Italian politicians and human rights activists had objected to the game being played in Saudi Arabia, citing the assassination of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

It was being said that women will be allowed in the match only if they are being accompanied by men.


AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has suggested Gonzalo Higuain's future will be resolved tomorrow as Chelsea continue their pursuit of the striker.

Yet it was Juve's Portuguese talisman Ronaldo who again stole the show with a winning goal that sealed the Turin club's eighth Supercoppa win to make them the competition's most successful team with one more trophy than Milan.

Mayweather posed for photos with a host of Juventus stars, including Ronaldo, Miralem Pjanic, Paulo Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini.

Ronaldo - signed by the Italian giants previous year from Real Madrid as they target a first Champions League title since 1996 - headed in a 61st-minute victor.

Higuain endured a hard spell in Milan, scoring a measly eight goals in 22 appearances in all competitions.

Higuain, who had come on for the final 20 minutes, had to be dragged away by his former teammates.

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