Juventus beat AC Milan 1-0 in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to win the Italian Super Cup for a record eighth time. Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo stunned AC Milan with an outstanding header set by Miralem Pjanic.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the match to win his first trophy with the Italian team. The Portuguese forward steered his header past Gianluigi Donnarumma in the 61st minute after getting on the end of Miralem Pjanic’s pinpoint delivery.
Check out the goal scored by Cristiano Ronaldo:
Ronaldo’s goal for Juventus against Milan today pic.twitter.com/NdGhhpKnqJ
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“I’m very happy, it was what I wanted, I’m very happy to have won my first title with Juventus,” Ronaldo said as quoted by The Washington Post.
The winner of Serie A from last seven years, Juventus, leads the league by nine points.
Juventus is in the quarterfinal of the Italian Cup as well as the last 16 of the Champions League.
“We have to take it step by step,” Ronaldo continued. “The aim was to start well this year and we have done and now we have to continue to work for our other objectives.”
Milan midfielder Kessie was shown a red card for a tackle on Emre Can. Referee Luca Banti initially showed Kessie only a yellow card but changed it to a red after seeing the late tackle again on video review.
Blaise Matuidi had a goal for Juventus disallowed for offside while Ronaldo saw an acrobatic effort bounce narrowly over the crossbar in an even first half which also saw Juve goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny pull off a good save to deny Hakan Calhanoglu.