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Inter Milan shatters records with Italian Super Cup win over Napoli

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Tuesday, 23 January, 2024, 11:00
Inter Milan shatters records with Italian Super Cup win over Napoli

It was always meant to be him. Lautaro Martinez swept in Benjamin Pavard’s assist to win Inter Milan their third consecutive Italian Super Cup. The Nerazzurri captain’s 21st goal of the season was enough to beat Napoli in Riyadh, clinching the first of three possible trophies as coach Simone Inzaghi charges towards the 2023-24 Serie A title and launches another assault on the UEFA Champions League.

With victory, Inzaghi has overtaken Fabio Capello and Marcello Lippi, two legends of Italian football, for Supercoppa wins. Including his coaching spell with Lazio, the 47-year-old has taken five of the past seven titles. Inzaghi also set another record by winning his fifth final at Inter, overtaking Helenio Herrera and Roberto Mancini, who both received four.

“There are no secrets really, you need a great team, which I have at Inter and had before with Lazio,” Inzaghi told Mediaset. “I was optimistic, but only to a certain degree, because usually you have a week or more to prepare for a Final and we didn’t have that here.”

Inter Milan shatters records with Italian Super Cup win over Napoli