Ronaldo has never lost in the finals of two consecutive tournaments before. Juventus star had to get that bitter taste by losing in Copa Italia.
Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has been playing professional football since 2003. In his long career he has taken himself to the top day by day. Especially the final of a tournament means his victory. Ever seen the face of defeat, but the next time he won the title. But this is the first time in his career that he has lost two consecutive finals.
Ronaldo is currently playing for Italian club Juventus. Juventus lost in the final of the Supercopa Italiana against Lazio last year. After losing to Napoli on Wednesday night, Juvera also lost the Copa Italia title. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has failed to win the team despite being on the field twice the full time.
In addition to Juventus, Ronaldo has played for Sporting CP, Manchester United and Real Madrid. He has been a champion and runner-up in many domestic tournaments as well as continental fights. But the 35-year-old forward has never lost in two consecutive finals in his 17-year career. But this time he also got that taste.
Juventus vs Napoli Result
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon blocked two great shots in extra time. However, he could not go to the tiebreaker. As a result, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paolo DiBallara returned empty-handed despite going to the Copa Italia title. Napoli, on the other hand, won the title six years after losing to Juventus.
Ronaldo’s shot was blocked by Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret in the 6th minute of the match. Then in the 24th minute, Ronaldo lost the goal again. Alex Meret also saved it. But then Napoli took control of the game. If luck was not bad, Napoli could have gone ahead in the 28th minute of the match. Because Lorenzo Insini’s great free-kick post was interrupted.
Napoli dominated the attack in the second half. However, despite getting several opportunities, the goal was not successful. In the third minute of added time, Buffon blocked Serb defender Nikola Maksimovic’s header with great skill. After that, if there was a goalless draw, the match ended in a tiebreaker.
Juventus vs Napoli Tiebreaker
Napoli played well before the match rolled to the penalty spot. Gianluigi Buffon was the wall for Juve. Fate fight in the end of the shootout!
There, Paolo DiBalla’s shot was blocked by Napoli’s Alex Meret, and in the next shot, Danilo hit the ball out of the post. Juve’s trophy is not lucky this time, that’s when it was written.
In contrast, Napoli gave four shots in a row to the opponent’s net. The team became the Copa Italia champion for the sixth time. This is the first time in the last six years that they have tasted a title.