Lega Serie A President Gaetano Miccichè maintains the first Supercoppa to be staged in Saudi Arabia was “an historic event.”
Juventus beat Milan in Jeddah thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo glancing header this evening.
“We hope it can be the first international trophy Juventus can win this season, that is what we hope for them and for Italian football,” Miccichè told Rai Sport.
There had been controversy over the choice of venue, especially when it emerged women would not be allowed in to certain sectors, but there were around 12,000 women in the 65,000 strong crowd.
“It was a wonderful evening, a festival of sport and we thank the Lega’s work to set up this event in a new country for us, an historic event that helped social change to move forward.
“I also saw great confirmation of love for Italy, our football and what we represent.”