Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the game as Juventus beat AC Milan 1-0 in Jeddah to secure their first piece of silverware in 2019. It may not have been the most spectacular of matches but it was keenly fought and enjoyed by the 62,000 crowd at the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium, who witnessed the Bianconeri lift the Italian Super Cup for a record eighth time.
CANCELO AND COSTA LIVELY
Massimiliano Allegri brought Joao Cancelo back into the starting line-up, with Douglas Costa in front of him on the right of a three-pronged attack, together with Paulo Dybala and Ronaldo.
Gennaro Gattuso went with a 4-3-3 formation and picked Patrick Cutrone in attack, leaving out Gonzalo Higuain.
Juve almost took the lead with their first chance as Cancelo danced his way into a shooting position and struck a curling effort just wide, while AC Milan responded with a header from Hakan Calhanoglu.
The Rossoneri were playing a more direct brand of football with Juve building their play more slowly and it made for an entertaining encounter.
The Bianconeri's best moves came through Douglas Costa and Cancelo and the Portuguese angled a shot wide around the 15-minute mark.