Patience is a beautiful virtue. The Saudi fans were forced to wait until the 92nd minute to score the first and only goal in the Italian Super Cup. Top scorer Lautaro Martinez propelled Inter past champions Napoli in the absolute final, giving his club a unique hat-trick win in Riyadh.
A finale that will be remembered for a while, whether in Milan or in Saudi Arabia.
At King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, cup-winning team Internazionale looked into the eyes of home champion Napoli in the Italian Super Cup final. A strategic chess match that did not break out until the 92nd minute.
Inter took greater control of the course of the match, especially since its opponent fell in the 10th minute after the hour had passed, and came out with a strong final attack at the end.
With success: In extra time, Benjamin Pavard sent the ball into a large, crowded rectangle to captain Lautaro Martinez, who eventually scored 0-1 on the scoreboard. He was running around the entire field like a crazy man without a shirt.
Inter are the second team ever to win the Super Cup three years in a row, since the award was established in 1988. City rivals AC Milan were Super Cup winners in 1992, 1993 and 1994. Those were the golden years for coach Fabio Capello at Milan.
FYI: For the Neapolitans, who are facing a particularly difficult season, acquisition Cyril Ngong remained on the bench for the entire match.
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