Alexis Sanchez scores late as Inter snatches Italian Super Cup title

Substitute Alexis Sanchez sealed Inter Milan’s first Italian Super Cup since 2010 in dramatic style.

The Chilean scored a 121st-minute winner against Juventus.

Alexis Sanchez stunned Juventus with the final kick of a game that was heading to a penalty shootout.

Weston McKennie had opened the scoring for Juve only for Lautaro Martinez to level with a first-half penalty.

Inter’s Denzel Dumfries had a header tipped on to bar in normal time before Sanchez won it in extra time.

The former Arsenal and Manchester United forward pounced when Matteo Darmian managed to prod the ball into his path.

Juventus defender Alex Sandro had failed to control and clear a Federico Dimarco cross into the box.

Victory secured Simone Inzaghi his first piece of silverware as Inter boss.

Inzaghi took over from title-winning manager Antonio Conte in the summer.

It was also a third Super Cup triumph for the 45-year-old as manager.

He previously guided Lazio twice to victory against Juventus in the showpiece event.

Juventus resisted early pressure before McKennie met a deflected cross from Alvaro Morata to nod them ahead in the 25th minute.

Inter Milan who are top the league and 11 points ahead of the Bianconeri in fifth, hit back from the spot soon after.

Martinez smashed home his 12th goal of the season following Mattia de Sciglio’s foul on Edin Dzeko.

Federico Bernardeschi squandered two early second-half chances for Juve.

Meanwhile, Mattia Perin produced a fine save at the other end to tip a Dumfries header on to the woodwork.

Perin also dealt with a Martinez header in normal time and Sanchez nodded just off target in the first half of extra time before going on to earn a sixth Super Cup win for the Nerazzurri in remarkable late fashion.

ALSO SEE;
Algeria held by Sierra Leone in a goalless draw

Written by 

Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

Related posts

Leave a Comment