The UEFA (or European) Super Cup is a trophy decided in a one-off match at a neutral venue between the winners of the Champions League and Europa League. The tournament currently takes place in Monaco in late August and signals the start of the new continental football season
UEFA Super Cup 1996
15 January/5 February 1997, Paris/Palermo, Juventus 9-2 Paris Saint-Germain (on aggregate).
After edging out Ajax in a Champions League final penalty shootout, Juventus then locked horns with Cup Winners’ Cup holders Paris Saint-Germain over two legs contested in early 1997.
The Bianconeri put on a commanding display in the French capital and had one hand firmly on the trophy following their 1-6 victory which featured goals from Porrini, Ferrara, Lombardo, Amoruso and a double from Padovano.
The return leg three weeks later was little more than a formality and Juve ensured there was to be no dramatic turnaround by emerging 3-1 winners thanks to a Del Piero double and Vieri’s strike right at the death.
This latest addition to the glittering Juventus trophy cabinet capped off a historic 12-month period for the club which saw them achieve four major pieces of silverware: Italian Super Cup, Champions League, Intercontinental Cup and UEFA Super Cup.
Juventus starting XI – Peruzzi; Torricelli, Ferrara, Porrini/Montero, Pessotto; Deschamps/Jugovic, Di Livio, Zidane, Tacchinardi; Padovano, Del Piero.