Napoli defeated Juventus on penalties to win the Coppa Italia final; Ronaldo and Buffon denied title: live updates


The Coppa Italia title heads to Naples after Naples refused Cristiano Ronaldo, Gianluigi Buffon and Juventus the crown on Wednesday in Rome. Napoli beat Juve 4-2 on penalties after a scoreless settlement in the Coppa Italia final. Napoli had the best chance, and without overtime as a new rule for this season’s competition, the outsiders won the title.Juventus goalkeeper Buffon saved his team several times in regulation, including twice in overtime, but that was not enough because Juve missed their first two shots on goal after regulation. Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri faced his former team but could not win, losing his second cup final to the team after losing the Italian Super Cup to Lazio earlier in the season.

Juve’s first penalty shooter Paulo Dybala had his shot stopped by Alex Meret, and Juve’s second shooter Danilo sent his shot over the bar. Napoli made its four attempts to close the door and bring home the coveted national cup.

FT: Juventus 0, Napoli 0 (Napoli win 4-2 on penalties)


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