Juventus beat AC Milan 1-0 in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to win the Italian Super Cup for a record eighth time.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the main goal of the match to win his first trophy with Juventus.

Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo goal during of the Italian Super Cup final soccer match between AC Milan

Milan needed to play the last 16 minutes with 10 men after midfielder Franck Kessie was sent off after a poor handle on Emre Can, which saw him stamp on the Juventus midfielder.

Gonzalo Higuain, who is on credit at Milan from Juventus, had likewise been a focal point of the development to the match in front of a potential move to Chelsea, yet the Argentina forward was named on the seat against his parent club.

Italian lawmakers and human rights activists had protested the diversion being played in Saudi Arabia, refering to the death of Washington Post feature writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

Be that as it may, the match proceeded at a sold-out King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah before in excess of 61,000 fans, including numerous ladies who were just permitted into Saudi games arenas a year prior out of the blue to watch soccer matches.

Blaise Matuidi had an objective for Juventus denied for offside while Ronaldo saw an aerobatic exertion bob barely over the crossbar in an even first half which additionally observed Juve goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny pull off a decent spare to deny Hakan Calhanoglu.

Milan nearly led the pack following half-time however Patrick Cutrone’s exertion fell off the crossbar.

The Rossoneri were left to mourn that botched chance as Ronaldo broke the halt in the 61st moment, heading home from Miralem Pjanic’s disregard the best.

Juventus had another objective denied for offside yet any shot Milan had of getting again into the match everything except dissipated after Kessie was sent off in the 74th.

Ref Luca Banti at first indicated Kessie just a yellow card however transformed it to a red in the wake of seeing the late handle again on video survey.

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