Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has made another history in the books becoming the all-time top goalscorer in football after scoring for the club in their Italian Super Cup final clash against Napoli that marks his 760th career goal, and won 2-0 at the Mapei stadium.
Ronaldo waited for the big occasion in the Italian Super Cup and duly delivered against Gennaro Gattuso’s men as he found the back of the net by the 64th-minute mark, by the corner was swung over and Napoli fluffed their lines – leaving Ronaldo with the perfect opportunity to thump into the net left-footed.
Juventus clearly dominated possession in the first half, despite missing Paulo Dybala, Matthijs de Ligt and Alex Sandro. Fortunately, Juan Cuadrado returned to the starting line-up after recovering from COVID-19.
Napoli had the best chance to score in the 29th-minute when Diego Demme rolled across from the left and Hirving Lozano’s diving header forced a stunning save from Wojciech Szczesny.
Napoli had to face the defending Serie A champions without Victor Osimhen and Fabian Ruiz. you can also read our latest football news about Real Madrid knocked out of Copa del Rey by third-division side Alcoyano at here!
Upon Ronaldo’s career milestone and surpassing the record of Josef Bican with 759 goals, he took the time and tweeted:
“Very happy with my 4th title in Italy…We are back! This is the Juve we love, this is the team we trust and this is the spirit that will lead to the wins we want! Well done, guys,”
Lorenzo Insigne could’ve scored an equalizer and made his 100th goal for Napoli, but he missed a penalty earned by Dries Mertens in the 80th-minute.
Juventus punished Napoli deep into stoppage time, as after a textbook counter, Cuadrado surged forward and squared for Alvaro Morata to seal the win.
The Supercoppa is Juventus’ first title in the current 2020-21 season, and also Andrea Pirlo’s maiden trophy as a head coach.