Napoli win the Coppa Italia with penalties against Juventus

Napoli held their nerve to claim a first major trophy in six seasons by beating Juventus 4-2 in a penalty shootout in the Coppa Italia final.

Arkadiusz Milik scored the winning spot-kick after Paulo Dybala had seen his first for Juventus saved, before team-mate Danilo blazed the second over.

This followed a hard-fought 0-0 over 90 minutes of few chances, played behind closed doors at the Stadio Olimpico.

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It gives Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso his first major trophy as a manager.

However, for his opposite number Maurizio Sarri it is another lost piece of potential silverware.

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So far in his career which included a transformation three-year spell at Napoli that saw them regularly challenge for the title.

Sarri has just last season’s Europa League to his name, from his one campaign with Chelsea.

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Napoli lifting the trophy
Napoli lifting the trophy

And while his side currently top Serie A, they are far from assured of securing a ninth straight title and his first trophy on home soil, with their lead over second placed Lazio just one point.

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