Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) scored a historic goal to earn Juventus the 1-0 win against Napoli in the Italian Super Cup. Juventus has appeared in the last nine Super Cups and has taken five.
Napoli’s team had greater ball control in the first half but Juventus was also active, generating more counter-attack options.
Hirving Lozano (MEX) had the clearest of the first half, with a header that Wojciech Szczęsny (POL) parried with excellent reflexes.
The second half was intense. Juventus pressed. At 55 ‘Cristiano Ronaldo beat Kostas Manolas (GRC) and crashed hard against David Ospina (COL). They both recovered.
Juventus’ goal was scored by Cristiano Ronaldo, in the goal that unofficially gives him the record for the most goals scored in official matches, at a professional level. He finished off a corner kick to make it 1-0.
While it is true that Pelé (BRA) and Romário (BRA) boast more than 1,000 goals, many of them were in exhibition or amateur matches and there is no effective record of their number of goals. From Ronaldo’s, there is.
Juventus continued to press and when it was in a great moment Napoli had the opportunity to tie with a penalty caused by a foul by Weston McKennie (USA) but incredibly Insigne (ITA) sent it out.
Still close to finishing the game Ronaldo shot and was close to scoring and in the last play Álvaro Morata (ESP) scored the 2-0 goal for the Championship.