Sealed 2016 Supercoppa Italiana, Milan Join Juve in Seven Times

Sealed 2016 Supercoppa Italiana, Milan Join Juve in Seven Times
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DOHA - AC Milan won the Supercoppa Italiana after a dramatic penalty shoot-out in Doha, with Mario Pasalic scoring the decisive spot-kick.
 
Gianluigi Donnarumma saved the decisive penalty from Paulo Dybala as AC Milan won the Supercoppa Italiana 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Juventus in Doha.

Mario Pasalic sealed victory for Milan after Donnarumma had spurned Dybala, who also missed a gilt-edged extra-time chance. Juve's Mario Mandzukic also missed from 12 yards, with Gianluca Lapadula reprieved having failed to convert for Milan.

In the match itself, captain Giorgio Chiellini put Juve ahead 18 minutes, but Giacomo Bonaventura levelled with a header prior to half-time.

Alessio Romagnoli hit the bar for Milan as Vincenzo Montella's men shaded the second half, before having to withstand heavy Juve pressure as 30 minutes of extra time failed to produce a winner.

The win on penalties mean Milan now join Juve in having won the trophy a record seven times, with Montella claiming his first silverware with the Rossoneri.

Massimiliano Allegri's men, meanwhile, have appeared in five straight editions of the Supercoppa, winning three – but losing on the two occasions it has been played in Qatar.

Juve had made a strong start to the match, with Mandzukic and Stefano Sturaro testing Donnarumma, but the teenage goalkeeper was helpless to prevent Chiellini's flicked header from a Miralem Pjanic corner flying beyond him.


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