Juventus lost against Napoli in Super Cup

Despite dominating for much of the match, Juventus were unable to get a victory against Napoli in the latest Super Cup meeting between the two teams. Carlos Tevez has been in superb form this campaign and he scored two goals against Napoli.

However, the Italian Serie A leaders were pegged back on both occasions by Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain. Tevez opened the scoring after just five minutes and it took Napoli 68 minutes to equalise. Both teams were unable to find the net once again in normal time and the match went into extra time.

Tevez scored in the 105th minute and it seemed just about enough for Juventus to claim a victory. Napoli, though, refused to die and they came back into the match with just two minutes of extra time remaining. The match went into penalties and Napoli goalkeeper Rafael made some crucial saves from the likes of Carlos Tevez and Chiellini to get his team to victory. Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri was highly disappointed after the match since he felt that the only reason for Juventus losing was naive defending. Juventus have had one of the strongest defences in the Italian Serie A this season with just seven goals conceded in the opening 16 matches.

"It was a game between two teams who played expansively. Unfortunately, we had three match-points from the penalty spot, and we had the game in our hands until a few minutes from the end.I'm sorry because we had the game in our hands and we lost the goal in such a naive way. After 1-1 we raised the tempo. Napoli have good technique and are a very good team. By the end we can blame fatigue but perhaps we need to be more ruthless in extra-time. I'm sorry for the lads who played a good game,” said Allegri.