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 By Mina Rzouki

Juventus were outworked and outsmarted in Super Cup loss to Napoli

Napoli coach Rafa Benitez says his team's never say die attitude saw them emerge victorious on penalties over Juventus in the Italian Super Cup.

If a team cannot manage the win when presented with three match points then the trophy is simply not deserved. Against Napoli in the Supercoppa, Juventus choked in the important moments and threw away the opportunity to win a trophy losing 6-5 on penalty kicks after the game ended in a 2-2 draw after 120 minutes.

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Talent, character or luck, are just a few of the reasons why a certain team is allowed to lift a trophy. However, in Doha for the Supercoppa final, maturity was the reason the Partenopei...

Napoli beat Juventus on penalties to win Italian Super Cup

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Juventus' Carlos Tevez and Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain both scored twice in the Italian Super Cup, which was decided by penalties where Rafael's net-minding propelled them to the trophy.

Napoli goalkeeper Rafael was the hero as he saved Simone Padoin's penalty to earn Rafael Benitez's side a dramatic 6-5 shootout victory over Juventus in the Italian Super Cup[ in Doha.

The match went into extra-time after Carlos Tevez's fifth minute opener for Juve was cancelled out by Gonzalo Higuain midway through the second half.

Tevez scored again in the 106th minute but Higuain levelled the game at 2-2 two minutes before the end to take the match to a penalty shootout.

Both sides missed their...

By ESPN Staff
7 hours ago

Highlights: Juventus (5) 2-2 (6) Napoli

Juventus' Carlos Tevez and Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain both scored twice in the Italian Super Cup, which was decided by penalties where Rafael's net-minding propelled them to the trophy.

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By ESPN Staff
1 day ago

Doha to host Italian showdown

The Qatari capital of Doha will host the Italian Super Cup as Serie A winners Juventus take on Coppa Italia champions Napoli.

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 By Mina Rzouki

Flaws and threats on both sides as Juventus prepare for Napoli showdown

Juventus face a showdown with Napoli in the Supercoppa with the Serie A champions seeking to add another trophy to their bulging list of honours.

The press sniggered. Khalid Mubarak Al Kuwari, the vice president of the organising committee for the Italian Supercoppa in Doha, Qatar, described the match as a "global event." Hardly. With the spectacle overly anticipated, it's important Napoli and Juventus play a worthy game of football to justify the hype.

Maximum attention has been paid by the hosts to ensure this particular final will be played in an appealing environment, an attempt to prove to onlookers that Qatar are capable organisers...