Napoli won their sixth Coppa Italia trophy, matching Fiorentina in fifth place in the all-time charts, in the first penalty shoot-out Final since 2009.
This is the first time in Cristiano Ronaldo’s career that he has lost two consecutive Cup Finals at club level, as Juventus failed at both the Supercoppa and the Coppa Italia.
Maurizio Sarri maintains Juventus do not have tactical problems after the Coppa Italia defeat to Napoli, but rather ‘we lack the sharpness’ for individual skills to make the difference.
Juan Cuadrado insists Juventus ‘played good football, but Napoli defended with 11 men and it was difficult to find spaces’ in the Coppa Italia Final defeat.
Dries Mertens reveals why he decided to sign a new contract with Napoli just hours before winning the Coppa Italia. ‘This squad, the coach, staff, and the city…’
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis insists their Coppa Italia triumph against Juventus was ‘in the air, as many things changed since Gennaro Gattuso arrived.’
Gennaro Gattuso praised his Napoli players for their Coppa Italia victory on penalties against Juventus. ‘I believe in the God of Football, you reap what you sow.’
Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret celebrated the first trophy of his career, especially winning the Coppa Italia against Juventus. ‘Gigi Buffon proved he’s still Number One.’
Napoli had the best scoring opportunities, Gigi Buffon performing heroics for Juventus, but he was eventually beaten in a penalty shoot-out as Gennaro Gattuso wins the trophy.
Italy coach Roberto Mancini believes it’ll take a couple of weeks before we see the tempo return to normal after the long lay-off and hopes fans can be back too.