Chilean Alexis Sánchez, with a goal in the last second of extra time, gave him this Wednesday a 2-1 win over Inter Milan against Juventus and handed the Inter team the sixth Super Cup Italian of its history.
Alexis put his signature on one of the great nights in Inter’s history, which knocked down Juventus, its historical rival, in an intense final, blocked and that seemed already headed towards the penalty shoot-out.
The Chilean striker scored the decisive goal by taking advantage of a mistake by Brazilian Alex Sandro when Vecchia Signora coach Massimiliano Allegri was crying out for his players to take a tactical foul to allow Leonardo Bonucci to enter the field in view of a penalty shoot-out that was finally avoided at the last gasp.
Inter came out to bite, aware of the significant casualties of Juventus, led by Federico Chiesa, who suffered a crusader injury last Sunday, and touched the advantage several times in the first minutes, also protesting a possible penalty suffered by Nicoló Barella, shot down by Giorgio Chiellini.
The whole of Turin, in which Dybala started as a substitute so as not to risk overloads, had the merit of coming out of the Interista offensive storm alive and, at 25 minutes, in his first clear opportunity, the Spanish Álvaro Morata hung a center that McKennie sent to the bottom of the head tights to give Allegri an unexpected advantage.
It could have been a psychological blow for Inter, but Simone Inzaghi’s men did not lose their calm, they regained control of the ball and they equalized before the break thanks to a maximum penalty from Bosnian Edin Dzeko for a foul by Mattia De Sciglio and powerfully transformed by Lautaro.
The bull’s eye, the twelfth of his season, made the game return to its script. The ball belonged to Inter, but the ‘Juve’ defended with order and barely allowed spaces for their rival to shoot at goal.
Neither the mixed cards of Inzaghi, who switched to his lead in 70, giving way to Alexis Sánchez and Joaquín Correa for Lautaro and Dzeko, nor those of Allegri, who launched Dybala and Moise Kean, could avoid the extension.
As the minutes passed, fear increased in both teams, who preferred to defend themselves with order and avoid risks while waiting to gamble the trophy in the penalty shootout.
Allegri, already convinced of finishing on penalties, wanted to give way to Leonardo Bonucci at the last minute, but it was then that a ball hanging in the area, badly played by Alex Sandro, was taken advantage of by Alexis Sánchez to give Inter the Super Cup in the sweetest way.
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