03.10.07 / 16:26
MILAN - Italian champions Inter were beaten 2-0 by Coppa Italia holders Juventus in Wednesday's 2007 Primavera Super Cup clash at the Centro Sportivo Giacinto Facchetti.
Cristian Pasquato and Oussama Essabr scored in each half to retain the trophy for the Bianconeri, who defeated Inter in last season's curtain raiser.
Mario Balotelli, who scored against Sampdoria to win the national title for Inter last May, had a goal disallowed for offside in the early stages after Bolzoni's long-range effort was parried by Juve keeper Merlano.
Pasquato scored Juve's opening goal with a well taken curling free kick in the 55th minute.
Inter battled hard for an equaliser and twice went close through substitute Gianluca Litteri who forced a point-blank save from Merlano before heading Luca Siligardi's cross narrowly over the bar.
Pasquato fired inches wide and Campagna had an effort ruled out for offside as Juventus pushed for a second goal in the closing stages. It came in the 88th minute when Essabr, unmarked in the box, headed past Alfonso.
Inter 0-2 Juventus (HT: 0-0)
Scorers: Pasquato 55, Essabr 88.
Inter: Alfonso; Filippini, Fatic, D.Esposito, Federici (Perissinotto 65); Filkor (Gerbo 58), Bolzoni, Maaroufi, Siligardi; Napoli (Litteri 65), Balotelli.
Subs not used: Belec, D'Angelo, Khrin, Slavkovski.
Coach: Vincenzo Esposito.
Juventus: Merlano; Bamba, Bassoulè, Ariaudo, Duravia; Cosentini (Maio 31), Campagna, Vecchione; S.Esposito (Leta 62), Bottone (Essabr 58), Pasquato.
Subs not used: Fiory, D'Antoni, Borin, Castiglia.
Coach: Vincenzo Chiarenza.
Referee: Piero Giacomelli (Trieste).
Booked: Duravia 26, Bamba 58, Litteri 73, Maaroufi 79, Essabr 88, D.Esposito 90.