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Weston McKennie scored for Juventus in Italian Super Cup Final

The American midfielder scored the first goal of the game with a header against Inter Milan at the Stadio San Siro.

Weston McKennie couldn't prevent Juventus defeat
Weston McKennie couldn't prevent Juventus defeat

Inter Milan hosted Juventus at the San Siro Stadium on Wednesday in the Italian Super Cup Final. The match ended in a one-goal draw after 90 minutes and had to go to extra time. 

Juventus started surprisingly in the first half with a goal by American Weston McKennie, who continues to demonstrate the good moments he is going through in Italy.

The American midfielder scored in the 25th minute after a cross from Álvaro Morata that was deflected by the rival defensive line.  With a dose of luck, the ball was left to McKennie, who didn't think twice and sent the ball home with a header that left goalkeeper Handanovic with no chance.

Inter beats Juventus in the last minute of added time

The Chilean Alexis Sanchez, with a goal in the last second of extra time, gave Inter Milan a 2-1 win over Juventus on Wednesday and handed the Inter side the sixth Italian Super Cup in their history.

Alexis put his signature on one of the greatest nights in the history of Inter, who knocked out Juventus, their historic rivals, in an intense tight final that seemed to be heading for a penalty shootout.

Alex Sandro’s mistake was seized by the Chilean player

The Chilean striker scored the decisive goal when he benefited from a mistake by Brazil's Alex Sandro as Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was screaming for his players to make a tactical foul to allow Leonardo Bonucci to enter the field in view of a penalty shootout that was finally averted in the last minute.

Inter came out to bite, aware of Juventus' important absentees, led by Federico Chiesa, who suffered a crusade injury last Sunday, and came close to taking the lead several times in the first minutes, also protesting a possible penalty suffered by Nicolò Barella, brought down by Giorgio Chiellini.

The match seemed to be defined in penalty kicks

Neither Inzaghi's mixed cards, who changed his striker in the 70th minute, bringing on Alexis Sanchez and Joaquin Correa for Lautaro and Dzeko, nor Allegri's, who threw on Dybala and Moise Kean, could prevent extra time. However, a penalty was awarded to Bosnian Edin Dzeko for a foul by Mattia De Sciglio and brilliantly converted by Lautaro.

As the minutes passed, fear grew in both teams, who preferred to defend with order and avoid risks in the hope of playing for the trophy in the penalty shootout.

Allegri, already convinced of finishing on penalties, wanted to give way to Leonardo Bonucci in the last minute, but it was then that a ball hung in the box, misplayed by Alex Sandro, was seized by Alexis to give Inter the Super Cup in the sweetest way.


 

Hugo Alberto Walls Gómez

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