AC Milan edged Juventus on penalties to win Italian Super Cup

AC Milan wins Juventus 4-3 on penalties

Supercoppa Italia: Juventus Vs AC Milan
Higuain and Romagnoli battling for the ball in Qatar (Photo credit: Getty Images)

AC Milan joins Juventus to win the Supercoppa Italia record seven times after beating Juventus 4-3 on penalties in Qatar.

The game started with League leaders, Juventus making an impressive start as Mario Mandzukic and Stefano Sturaro tested Gianguili Donnarumma in the early stage of the game. But the youngster couldn’t keep out Giorgio Chiellini’s flicked header from a Miralem Pjanic cross as Juve went infront.

Milan later drew level at the 38th minutes when Suso drilled a dangerous cross into the Juve area as Bonaventura made no mistake to turn in the cross with his head.

Milan almost completed the comeback early in the second half, when Romagnoli’s deft header rattles the cross bar from yet another brilliant Suso’s delivery.

Sami Khedira later tested Donnarumma from 20-yards out and the Milan keeper made a vital block to stop the shot shooter. Pablo Dybala also tested the youngster after being brought in as a substitute before Carlos Bacca failed to follow up the rebound after Bonaventura have tested Buffon at the other end in extra time.

Gonzalo Higuain later had a penalty appeal denied and Patrice Evra had a goal rightly ruled out for offside for The Old Lady. The Bianconerri also had another penalty appeal snubbed by the referee after Evra plays the ball into the arms of Mattia De Sciglio.

The game later moved to penalties shootout with Buffon keeping out Lapadula’s kick to give Juve the advantage, only for Mandzukic to canon his kick against the bar.

Both teams played level at 3-3 after four penalties before Donnarumma made a tremendous save from Dybala’s kick, leaving Pasalic to seal the victory as the Milan hero sends Buffon the wrong way.

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