AC Milan beat Juve to win Italian Super Cup

Updated: Dec 25, 2016, 13:11 IST | AFP |

AC Milan celebrated wildly after beating Juventus to win the Italian Super Cup in a penalty shoot-out to win their first trophy since 2011


AC Milan players celebrate their Italian Super Cup final win over Juventus in Doha on Friday. Pic/AFP

Doha: AC Milan celebrated wildly after beating Juventus to win the Italian Super Cup in a penalty shoot-out to win their first trophy since 2011 on Friday.

Mario Pasilic blasted home the final spot kick to give AC Milan a 4-3 victory on penalties after a hard fought match was locked at 1-1 on 90 minutes and after extra time in Doha. Juve had taken the lead in 18th minute after Giorgio Chiellini flicked home a Miralem Pjanic corner. But Milan drew level just before half-time when Giacomo Bonaventura beautifully glanced home a Fernandez Suso cross.

Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala missed their spot kicks for Juventus, with Gianluca Lapadula the only Milan player not to convert his penalty.

It is the second time Milan have beaten Juventus, who lead Serie A by four points, this season. In October, they won 1-0 in the San Siro. A delighted Milan coach Vincenzo Montella said he hoped the victory would serve as a springboard for his side. “I would like to think that this match is the beginning of a new era, we would like to consider it a starting point,” he said. “I am sure that this win will give us confidence,” Montella added.

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