ROME – Italian Cup final 2020, Napoli-Juventus 0-0. The penalty sequence: Dybala saved, Insigne goal, Danilo alto, Politano goal, Bonucci goal, Maksimovic goal, Ramsey goal and Milik goal.
First triumph for Gattuso , second seasonal flop for Maurizio Sarri . Napoli won the first Italian trophy awarded during the cohabitation phase with the coronavirus.
A deserved success for what has been seen on the field. The game ended from zero to zero and it was all less than spectacular but the bells of Campania had done more.
Napoli had hit two poles, one in the first half, directly on punishment with Insigne, and one sensational one in the final game.
At the last assault, the bells were about to give themselves the cup . Buffon had rejected badly on Maksimovic and Elmas had hit the post by two steps with the Juventus goalkeeper already on the ground.
Juve did very little, another bad performance after that in the semifinal against Milan.
For Sarri it is the second consecutive seasonal failure . Italian Super Cup and Italian Cup were not the black and white priorities but losing them both still burns.
After the blow against Lazio, here is the one against Napoli. Now Sarri will have to win the Scudetto and will have to try to do the same in the Champions League if he wants to save the bench.
If Sarri cries, Gattuso laughs. The Calabrian coach won the first major trophy of his coaching career and dedicated it to his recently deceased sister.
Gattuso had the enormous merit of regenerating a broken team after Ancelotti 's exoneration, mutiny and fines for the players.
Now Campania are looking confidently at both the championship, where the goal is to qualify for the Champions League, and the Champions League, where they will seek the feat against Barcelona.
Napoli wins the Italian Cup on penalties after hitting two stakes during the game.
The first Italian trophy is awarded during the cohabitation phase with the coronavirus.
The stands are empty, because they are played behind closed doors, but the Football League has colored the stands with a graphic application.
After the anthem of Mameli, sung by Sergio Sylvestre, here are the coaches' choices.
Napoli challenge Juventus with Meret; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Fabian Ruiz, Demme, Zielinski; Callejon, Mertens and Insigne.
Sarri responds to Gattuso with Buffon; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Pjanic, Bentancur, Matuidi; Cuadrado, Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The referee of the Italian Cup final is Duties of Rome. His assistants are Paganessi and Alassio.
The fourth man is Calvarese. The var employee is Irrati while the Avar is Schenone.
Before kick-off, a minute's silence was observed to remember coronavirus victims.
Juventus close to scoring after just five minutes.
Callejon missed a retro pass, the ball went to Dybala who was very good at serving Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese kicked hard but Meret dismissed his low shot.
Still Juventus at 19 ', Bentancur tried a goal with a long distance shot but Meret blocked him without any problem.
Napoli pole at 23 ' . Insigne looked for the goal directly from a free kick, Buffon was on the trajectory but he didn't get there. Juve's number one has been saved from wood.
Naples still close to scoring at 40 '. Demme won a rebound and stood before Buffon. The former Leipzig player kicked power but his conclusion was central and Buffon deflected it in the corner.
On the developments of the corner, Insigne started a great right to turn still deflected for Buffon's corner. The first half ended on the result of zero to zero.
Bonucci looked for the goal with a shot from the trocar in the 64 ', Meret blocked his conclusion without any problem.
After a stall, Politano hit the ball in the 81st minute but Buffon was not surprised.
Clear scoring opportunity for Napoli at 93 '. Buffon dismissed Maksimovic's header, Elmas kicked safely, with the goalkeeper on the ground, but hit the post.
The game ended on the result of zero to zero . The trophy will be awarded on penalties. From eleven meters, Napoli triumphed thanks to the mistakes of Dybala and Danilo.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano