3 August 2003.
The 2003 Italian Super Cup was a truly special match. For starters, the game was played across the pond, at the Giants Stadium in the United States. But what really made this Super Cup important was the fact that it was contested by the same two teams that had faced off in the Champions League final a few months previously: Juventus and AC Milan.
The result was a hard-fought match that the Bianconeri eventually won in dramatic fashion, following a penalty shoot-out.
The match was goalless after 90 minutes, yet it was AC Milan who took the lead in extra time through an Andrea Pirlo penalty. However, the Rossoneri’s lead lasted less than 60 seconds, as David Trezeguet finished off a nice move from Juve to take the match to a shoot-out.
Guarding the Bianconeri goal was super Gigi Buffon, who made the decisive save to deny Cristian Brocchi and inch Juventus closer their fourth Italian Super Cup title. It was Ciro Ferrara who eventually scored the winning penalty, after Marco Di Vaio, Trezeguet, Alessandro Birindelli and Mauro Camoranesi had all found the net from the spot.
Juventus would go on to dedicate the trophy to Vittorio Chiusano, the club president who had passed away a few days before the game.