June 17, 2020 / 9:19 PM / 2 months ago

Soccer-Napoli beat Juventus on penalties to win Coppa Italia

ROME, June 17 (Reuters) - Napoli stunned Juventus when they won 4-2 on penalties to claim the Coppa Italia on Wednesday after the two sides played to a 0-0 draw behind closed doors.

Paulo Dybala and Danilo missed Juve’s first two efforts in the shootout while Napoli converted all of their attempts to give coach Gennaro Gattuso the first major trophy of his coaching career.

It was the first title to be settled in the Italian season which has just restarted after a three-month hiatus because of the coronavirus crisis.

Napoli nearly won it in stoppage time but were foiled by a superb double save by Juventus’s 42-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. There was no extra-time.

Writing by Brian Homewood Editing by Toby Davis

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