The trophy to Naples, concern for the Juventus: Napoli has won on Wednesday the Italian Cup (0-0, 4-2 t. a. b.), a few days before the resumption of the championship, in which the leadership of Juve remains fragile.
It is the sixth title of Naples in the competition, obtained at the end of a meeting lacking in flavour and played behind closed doors due to the sanitary measures put in place to combat the pandemic of sars coronavirus.
In the first period, the game has often been hit, the players from both teams committing more mistakes as they created opportunities.
The first real opportunity on goal came after 24 minutes and was the work of the Napoli. A free-kick 25 metres from the cage of Gianluigi Buffon, slightly off-center, Lorenzo Badge found the left post of the lord Italian goalkeeper (42 years).
The pace proved to be a slow up in a race to the end of the first period.
Turin, first, with a contrary express term which Paulo Dybala has just missed to find Cristiano Ronaldo in the depth (39th).
Neapolitan, then, by Diego Demme, who has made his way up to 6 meters (41st), and then Lorenzo Badge at the entrance of the surface (42nd), which have foundered in turn on the firm hand of Buffon.
Despite these few minutes of high-intensity, the two teams have joined the versiaires on a goalless draw.
The second period was, like the first, poor in opportunities.
For a long time, the two teams remained harmless. Until the 92nd minute, when Napoli failed to open the scoring on a corner kick. A head of Maksimovic stopped by Buffon, first, and then one hits Eljif Elmas finishing his run on the amount.
Not goals, but shots to the goal, therefore, without the detour via extensions. Misfire of Dybala and Danilo to side Juve, a no-fault for the Neapolitans, and the latter won the trophy.
Dybala and Ronaldo not on the pitch
Beyond the score, the level of play displayed by Juve, the leader of Serie A after 26 days, the concerned, so that the people of Turin, with 63 points, are seriously being challenged this season by Lazio (62 pts), and then as the championship resumes this weekend after a three month hiatus due to the health crisis.
Whether in defence, where the hinge Bonucci-De Ligt has repeatedly shown the flaws in, or in attack, where ni Paulo Dybala nor Cristiano Ronaldo have been at the height of the event, the Old lady was disappointed, just like a week ago in the semi-final return against Milan (0-0, 1-1 and go).
The smile of Gattuso
Conversely, Naples is jauntily played his chance in a game that allows him to give a little relief to his season. Sixth in the championship, the Neapolitans have little chance of qualifying for the champions League, 9 points ahead of them.
Players Gennaro Gattuso leave with a smile, those of Maurizio Sarri, former coach of Naples, with the grimace. The football is started in Italy, and continues as of this weekend with the resumption of the Serie A.
Created: 17.06.2020, 23h32