Simone Inzaghi and Inter confirmed their Supercoppa prowess in Riyadh on Monday night. The Nerazzurri took home their third victory in a row, matching Milan’s record from 1992 to 1995. No team has ever done it four straight times.
The manager is unmatched at the top now, Sky points out. He has lifted the trophy on five occasions as he had done it twice with Lazio, in 2017 and 2019, before moving to Milan. He has one more berth than two legendary gaffers, Claudio Lippi, who triumphed exclusively with Juventus, and Fabio Capello, who did it thrice with Milan and once with Roma. Massimiliano Allegri completes the podium with three.
Inter have conquered the competition eight times. They are one shy of Juventus at the top of such a standing. Lautaro Martinez has scored three goals in as many appearances: he’s on par with a few icons, Alessandro Del Piero, Samuel Eto’o, and Andrij Shevchenko, in second place. Paulo Dybala is in the lead with four.
Inzaghi commented on yet another Supercoppa win to SportMediaset.
“I’m satisfied especially for my guys and how hard they work. They have never made me miss anything despite all the difficulties in the last three years. This is for them and our fans that came here. Kudos to Napoli that played a great game. They defended like lions in ten men. We have paid the price for the format a little, but we were concentrated.”
Inter have pocketed €8M in prize money, Calcio e Finanza informs.
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