Napoli vs Juventus: Gattuso's side emerge champions after win 4-2 on penalties

Napoli vs Juventus: Gattuso's side emerge champions after win 4-2 on penalties

- Napoli vs Juventus ended in a 4-2 penalty shoot-out as they lift the Coppa Italia

- It is Gennaro Gattuso's first trophy since he became manager as Napoli won their first cup trophy since 2014

- Paulo Dybala and Danilo missed their respective spot-kicks as Napoli converted theirs

Napoli vs Juventus was decided on penalties after a 0-0 draw as the side from Naples emerged Coppa Italia winners with a 4-2 scoreline.

Juventus missed their first two spot-kicks from Paulo Dybala and Danilo with Lorenzo Insigne and Politano converting their respective chances.

Napoli started the game on a bright note as Lorenzo Insigne's free-kick in the 24th minute hit the upright with Gianluigi Buffon completely beaten.

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Just before half time, Insigne was on hand again to force a fine save from Buffon after a not properly cleared corner fell kindly for him just outside the 18-yard box.

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The Biaconeri did not test their opponent's goalkeeper all through the first period as both teams went into the break with a scoreless draw.

The second half was more open than the first as Napoli picked up from they left off. Insigne could not keep his shot down in the early exchanges.

Napoli vs Juventus: Gattuso's side emerge champions after win 4-2 on penalties

Napoli vs Juventus: Ronaldo did not have a good game and did not take a spot-kick during the shootouts. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Dybala also found a pocket of space to shoot but his shot went way off target as the match began to open up.

Arek Milik who came in for Dres Mertens had a glorious opportunity to find the back of the net but he could not keep his effort down.

Cristiano Ronaldo was anonymous all through the match as the water-tight Napoli defence kept him at bay, he only forced a save from Alex Meret once.

Napoli almost won it at the death as Buffon made a goal-line save from Nikola Maksimovic as the ball was scrambled off the line by the Juve defence to send the match straight into penalties

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Napoli deservedly won the match 4-2 on penalties as Gattuso lifted his first trophy as a manger.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Bernardo Silva has weighed in on the Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi debate, saying it not a debatable issue and people should enjoy them.

The Man City star and Ronaldo both represent Portugal and they won Europe's first Nations League tournament together.

And Silva has been appreciative of the privilege of training alongside the Juventus star when they assemble for national team assignments.

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