Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal to hand Juventus their first trophy of the season with a 1-0 win over ten-man Milan in the Italian Super Cup on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia.
Who else but #Cristiano! Ronaldo scored the only goal of #Supercoppa, to win his first trophy with #Juventus.— Joga Bonito USA (@Jasoninho10) 16 January 2019
Juve beat AC Milan 1-0 to win their record 8th Supercoppa, the most of any club.#JuveMilan #CR7 #CR7Juve ???? pic.twitter.com/u18a8qkMhf
Ronaldo -- signed by the Italian giants last year from Real Madrid as they target a first Champions League title since 1996 -- headed in a 61st-minute winner.
Milan played the last quarter of an hour a man down after Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie saw red for a bad tackle on Emre Can.
The match had been overshadowed by controversy with calls for it to be relocated over human rights issues in Saudi Arabia with women only allowed to attend the game if they were accompanied by a man.
According to media reports, there were 15,000 women among the 61,000 crowd in the stadium.
Juventus have now won the title a record eight times, while Milan have won seven.
It was second time that Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has lifted the trophy, having lost to Milan in 2016 and Lazio last year.
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