This is not to say that the Bianconeri aren’t already a successful club domestically…
Before Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Juve, the Turin-based club already counted as many Italian Supercups as bitter rivals AC Milan. What they faced, however, was an unlucky third consecutive defeat following a dramatic penalty shoot-outs defeat to the Rossoneri in the 2016 Supercoppa Italiana and a heart-breaking 3-2 loss to Lazio in the 2017 edition.
Juventus’ mission is all about breaking curses and that is what CR7’s 61st minute solitary goal did to earn him his first trophy since quitting Real Madrid on a high. Coach Massimiliano Allegri reminded the public, stating:
“He [Cristiano Ronaldo] makes a difference… but then that’s exactly why we signed him – for games like this.”
The 33-year-old athlete executed six shots on target and hit a 92% score in terms of passing accuracy. His 51-year-old manager added:
“It wasn’t just his goal; his movement, in general, was excellent.”
On Wednesday in Jeddah, 61,235 spectators witnessed Cristiano Ronaldo’s match-winning header. That’s three times more crowds than when Juventus had last lifted the Supercoppa, in Shanghai.
📸 | Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the match as Juventus beat AC Milan to win their eighth Italian Super Cup title today. 🏆
Cometh the man, cometh the hour!
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— CRonaldoDaily.com (@BreatheRonaldo) January 16, 2019