12 January 2022
HISTORY LESSON – Tonight will be the 34th edition of the Italian Super Cup, and a 10th appearance in a row for Juventus, their 17th overall. With nine successes so far, no club has won the trophy as often as the Bianconeri. In the three previous editions held in January, Juventus have lifted the trophy in each of those new year encounters (1996, 2019 and 2021).
SCUDETTO STANDARD – Of the previous 33 Italian Super Cups, the defending league champions have won 23 of them. In four of the last seven editions, however, the Italian Cup winners have emerged victorious.
CUP GLORY – This will be the fourth cup final between played between Inter and Juve. Juventus won the Italian Cup in 1959 and 1965, while Inter claimed the Italian Super Cup in 2005.
CROWN JEWEL – With four goals in five Italian Super Cup appearances, all against Lazio, Paulo Dybala is the tournament’s all-time top scorer, ahead of Alessandro Del Piero, Carlos Tevez, Andriy Shevchenko and Samuel Eto’o on three.
MAX PERFORMANCE – This will be a seventh Italian Super Cup final for Massimiliano Allegri, overtaking Marcello Lippi’s six to become the coach with most appearances in the competition.