Saturday August 11 2012
Barzagli: 'Dedicated to trial trio'

Andrea Barzagli said the Juventus Super Cup win was for Antonio Conte, Simone Pepe and Leonardo Bonucci.

“We dedicate it to the Coach, to Simone and to Leo. We had some tricky months, but it was great to lift the trophy today,” he said of the 4-2 victory over Napoli.

Conte received a 10-month ban in the betting trial on Friday and was therefore in the stands in Beijing, while Bonucci and Pepe were cleared.

Napoli were so angry at the refereeing decisions, including two red cards, that they refused to come out for the presentation ceremony.

“I leave the controversy aside. It was a tough and hard-fought match, Napoli played their game and so did we,” continued Barzagli.

“It was an entertaining battle and thankfully we won at the end of it.”

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