Ronaldo Lost 2 Straight Cup Finals At Club Level For 1st Time

This is the first time in Cristiano Ronaldo’s career that he has lost two consecutive Cup Finals at club level, as Juventus failed at both the Supercoppa and the Coppa Italia.

 

The Bianconeri were beaten 3-1 by Lazio in December in Riyadh, with Paulo Dybala’s goal wiped out by Luis Alberto, Senad Lulic and Danilo Cataldi.

 

Juve lost the Coppa Italia Final this evening against Napoli, as after a 0-0 draw at the Stadio Olimpico, the Partenopei emerged 4-2 winners in a penalty shoot-out.

 

Ronaldo didn’t get to participate in the final lottery, as he was being held back for the fifth kick, but Dybala’s was saved by Alex Meret and Danilo blasted over before that.

 

Opta point out that this is the first time in Ronaldo’s club career that he has lost two consecutive Finals.

 

It also means Gianluigi Buffon does not match Roberto Mancini’s record of six Coppa Italia winners’ medals, remaining at five.

 

Ronaldo has scored 53 goals in 77 competitive games for Juventus, but in terms of silverware has just the 2018-19 Scudetto and Italian Supercup.

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