Napoli beat Juventus to win Italian Cup

Last Updated: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 16:36

Rome: Napoli football club claimed the Italian Cup after overcoming Serie A champions Juventus 2-0 Sunday.

Napoli last captured a major trophy in 1990, when they won Serie A. They last won the Cup in 1987.

It also ended Juventus` unbeaten record in all competition this season after the Old Lady won 26 and drew 16, Xinhua reports.

In Alessandro Del Piero`s last game for Juventus, Edinson Cavani opened the scoring with a penalty kick. The strike was before the 60th minute when Ezequiel Lavezzi was brought down by Marco Storari. The Juventus goalkeeper was lucky to escape a red card. Marek Hamsik sealed the result with seven minutes left.

Also, Torino will be back in Serie A next season following an absence of three years after beating Modena 2-0. Pescara will join Torino in the top tier after a 19-year wait.

IANS



First Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 00:00

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