Inter Milan have won the Italian Super Cup

Alexis Sanchez scored in the final kick to give Inter Milan a 2-1 victory over arch-rivals Juventus in extra time to win the Italian Super Cup.

Sanchez’s goal, aided by Juventus’ defensive error, overshadowed the wild festivities in San Siro.

Lautaro Martिनेnez scored from the penalty spot in the first half to seal the opening of American midfielder Weston McKenzie’s opener for Juventus in the first Silverware game of the season.

Defending champions Juventus have won a record nine wins in the Italian Super Cup. But last season, Inter and former coach Antonio Conte won nine consecutive Serie A titles, the first time since 2012 that he has qualified to play as an Italian Cup winner instead of a league champion.

Inter are 11 points ahead of Juventus, who have had a difficult start to the season.

Inter coach Simon Inzaghi extended his impressive record against Juventus in the Italian Super Cup, having won his previous two games against Bianconeri in 2017 and 2019 when Lazio was in charge.

Inter wasted many chances to take the lead in the first 10 minutes. Nerazzurri also thought he should be awarded a penalty when Nicolo Barella was bared at the shoulder by Giorgio Chiellini but, after a quick check with the video assistant referee, continued the game.

Inter goalkeeper Sameer Handanovic had so many spectators in the opening quarter of an hour that he tried to do jumping jacks in the middle of his own half and keep warm.

But Inter were forced to pay for their profligacy when, following a series of crosses, Alvaro Morata turned the ball over to McKenzie at the far end of the net.

However, shortly after that, Inter was awarded a penalty.

Juventus defender Matia de Siglio tried to clear the ball but Edin Jako did not feel left behind and brought Inter forward. Martinez struck a penalty in the upper right corner.

Juventus almost regained their lead early in the second half, but Federico Bernardechi scored.

Hakan Kalhanoglu’s cross seemed to go inside the header of Denzel Dumfries, but Matthias Perrin managed to get his hands on the frame of the goal and came closer to the inter-hour mark.

Perrin also made a good save to keep Martinez’s header away from close range.

Inter took the lead in extra time, but Sचेnchez headed in a wide corner.

As the game progressed towards the penalty spot, Juventus gave the winning gift to Inter. Bianconeri defender Alex Sandro tried to chest the ball to Cellini but gave Sanchez a chance to flick Matthew Darmian back home.


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