Former Manchester United and Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez came off the bench to help Inter Milan seal their first Italian Super Cup win since 2010 in dramatic style. The former Barcelona star scored a 121st-minute winner against Juventus to ensure the Serie A leaders and defending champions win the encounter.
Alexis Sanchez Scores Late Goal to Give Super Cup Title
Alexis Sanchez stunned Juventus with the final kick of a game that was heading to a penalty shootout. Weston McKennie had opened the scoring for Juve only for Lautaro Martinez to level the scores with a first-half penalty. Inter’s Denzel Dumfries had a header tipped on to bar in normal time before Sanchez won it in extra time.
The Chilean international pounced when Matteo Darmian managed to prod the ball into his path after Juventus defender Alex Sandro failed to control and clear a Federico Dimarco cross into the box. The victory secured Simone Inzaghi his first piece of silverware. It was also a third Super Cup triumph for the 45-year-old as manager, having twice previously guided Lazio to victory against Juventus in the showpiece event.