Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal guaranteed the Supercoppa Italiana intended for Juventus following a 1-0 make an impression on 10-man Milan. The England international hit with a second-half header since Juventus, runners-up in the previous 2 seasons, obtained their practical the trophy for the first time given that 2015. It had been also a initial piece of cutlery for Ronaldo since he or she swapped True Madrid regarding Juventus final summer.
Juve dominated the very first half along with Douglas Costa firing a go across objective and directly wide prior to João Cancelo also skipped the target.
Blaise Matuidi acquired the basketball in the internet just after the particular half-hour tag but was evaluated to be offside. Ronaldo’s very first opportunity came three moments before the time period: his tried scissor stop crashed in to the turf prior to bouncing on the crossbar.
Juventus were nearly caught out there just before half-time when Hakan Calhanoglu’s snap-shot forced a good save through Wojciech Szczesny.
Shortly after the particular break Milan’s Patrick Cutrone’s fierce chance beat Szczesny but damaged back off the particular crossbar.
Right after an hour, Ronaldo ghosted above the Milan backline plus glanced Miralem Pjanic’s basketball past Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Paulo Dybala believed he had obtained a spectacular 2nd after a number of one-twos along with Matuidi sliced up open the particular Milan protection but once more an offside flag reduce the festivities short.
Gonzalo Higuaín, seriously linked with the move to Chelsea this 30 days, came upon as a substitute meant for Milan however task obtained harder within the 73rd moment when Franck Kessie has been sent away for a unpleasant foul upon Emre May.
Milan experienced they should have experienced a past due penalty whenever Can captured Andrea Conti in the area however the referee waved play upon.