21 May 2012

Napoli beat Juventus to win Italian Cup

11:04 am on 21 May 2012

The Juventus football club's record-breaking 43-match undefeated run came to an end after Napoli won the Italian Cup 2-0.

Serie A champions Juventus' hopes of a league-cup double were shattered by two second-half goals, with defeat particularly painful for skipper Alessandro Del Piero, who was playing the last match of his 19-year career with the club.

Seven minutes from time, Napoli's first Italian Cup triumph since Diego Maradona's team won the 1987 double was assured when Goran Pandev launched a lightning counter-attack before playing in Marek Hamsik, who slotted the ball into the corner.