2020 Supercoppa Italiana

The 2020 Supercoppa Italiana (branded as the PS5 Supercup for sponsorship reasons)[3] was the 33rd edition of the Supercoppa Italiana, the Italian football super cup. It was played on 20 January 2021 for the first time at the Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore, Reggio Emilia, between Juventus, the winners of the 2019–20 Serie A championship, and Napoli, the winners of the 2019–20 Coppa Italia.[4]

2020 Supercoppa Italiana
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EventSupercoppa Italiana
Date20 January 2021 (2021-01-20)
VenueMapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore, Reggio Emilia
Man of the MatchCristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)[1]
RefereePaolo Valeri[2]
Attendance0[note 1]
2019
2021

Juventus won the match 2–0 and claimed their ninth Supercoppa Italiana title.[5][6]

BackgroundEdit

Juventus made its ninth consecutive Supercoppa Italiana appearance, and 16th overall. They had a 4–4 record during this run, and were 8–7 overall. Napoli took part in the competition for the fourth time, having already participated as Serie A champions once (1990) and as Coppa Italia winners twice (2012, 2014). Napoli won two of the previous three editions in which they played.[7] On all three occasions Juventus had been the opponent.

MatchEdit

SummaryEdit

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 64th minute when a corner from the left broke to him off the back of Napoli's Tiémoué Bakayoko, he finished to the net from six yards out.[8] Napoli was awarded a penalty kick in the 80th minute, but with a chance to tie the game at 1–1, Lorenzo Insigne missed the net, wide to the left. Álvaro Morata made it 2–0 in the 5th minute of added time with a low shot to the net from the right, after Juan Cuadrado ran into the penalty area and drew goalkeeper David Ospina before passing to him.[8]

DetailsEdit

Juventus2–0Napoli
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juventus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Napoli
GK 1   Wojciech Szczęsny
RB 16   Juan Cuadrado
CB 19   Leonardo Bonucci
CB 3   Giorgio Chiellini (c)
LB 13   Danilo
RM 14   Weston McKennie
CM 30   Rodrigo Bentancur   83'
CM 5   Arthur
LM 22   Federico Chiesa   46'
CF 44   Dejan Kulusevski   83'
CF 7   Cristiano Ronaldo   74'
Substitutes:
GK 31   Carlo Pinsoglio
GK 77   Gianluigi Buffon
DF 36   Alessandro Di Pardo
DF 37   Radu Drăgușin
DF 38   Gianluca Frabotta
MF 8   Aaron Ramsey
MF 25   Adrien Rabiot   83'
MF 33   Federico Bernardeschi   46'
MF 41   Nicolò Fagioli
MF 56   Filippo Ranocchia
FW 9   Álvaro Morata   83'
Manager:
  Andrea Pirlo
 
GK 25   David Ospina
RB 22   Giovanni Di Lorenzo
CB 44   Kostas Manolas
CB 26   Kalidou Koulibaly
LB 6   Mário Rui   84'
CM 4   Diego Demme   84'
CM 5   Tiémoué Bakayoko   67'
RW 11   Hirving Lozano
AM 20   Piotr Zieliński   89'
LW 24   Lorenzo Insigne (c)
CF 37   Andrea Petagna   72'
Substitutes:
GK 1   Alex Meret
GK 16   Nikita Contini
DF 19   Nikola Maksimović
DF 23   Elseid Hysaj
DF 31   Faouzi Ghoulam
DF 33   Amir Rrahmani
MF 7   Elif Elmas   67'
MF 68   Stanislav Lobotka
FW 14   Dries Mertens   72'
FW 18   Fernando Llorente   84'
FW 21   Matteo Politano   84'
FW 58   Antonio Cioffi
Manager:
  Gennaro Gattuso

Man of the Match:
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)[1]

Assistant referees:[2]
Daniele Bindoni
Stefano Del Giovane
Fourth official:[2]
Maurizio Mariani
Video assistant referee:[2]
Marco Di Bello
Assistant video assistant referee:[2]
Giacomo Paganessi

Match rules

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b The match was played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy.
  2. ^ Each team was given only three opportunities to make substitutions, excluding substitutions made at half-time, before the start of extra time and at half-time in extra time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "MVP | PS5 Supercup – Il vincitore è Cristiano Ronaldo". legaseriea.it (in Italian). 20 January 2021. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e "PS5 Supercup: Arbitra Valeri". legaseriea.it (in Italian). 18 January 2021. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  3. ^ "PlayStation 5 title sponsor of the 2020 Italian Supercup". legaseriea.it. Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A.
  4. ^ Supercoppa Italiana 2020. Chi sfiderà il Napoli? Le ipotesi su avversaria e data. Il Sussidiario. Published June 18, 2020.
  5. ^ "Alla Juventus la PS5 Supercup". legaseriea.it (in Italian). 20 January 2021. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Juventus 2-0 Napoli: Ronaldo inspires ninth Super Cup win". BBC Sport. 20 January 2021. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  7. ^ Supercoppa Italiana 2020, chi affronterà il Napoli? Possibile avversaria, data e luogo. OA Sport. Published June 18, 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Ronaldo on target as Juventus earn Supercup win over Napoli". ESPN. 20 January 2021. Retrieved 21 January 2021.