Inter have won the Italian Super Cup for the sixth time in the club’s history. The 2021/22 edition pitted the Italian champions against the Coppa Italia holders, with the two teams finally separated in the 120th minute when Alexis Sanchez popped up to clinch victory for the Nerazzurri in front of the San Siro faithful with the last kick of the game.
Inter played on the front foot from the first minute, but it was Juve who took the lead unexpectedly when Weston McKennie headed home past Samir Handanovic from close range. The champions were not behind for long, however, as Mattia De Sciglio brought down Edin Dzeko in the box in the 35th minute, allowing Lautaro Martinez to step up to rifle the ball past Mattia Perin to equalise.
Federico Bernardeschi went close to restoring Juve’s lead early in the second half, but Inter then regained the ascendency and dominated until the end. Perin was called on to deny Denzel Dumfries, Lautaro and Ivan Perisic, ensuring the contest went to extra time. In the last piece of play before a seemingly inevitable penalty shootout, Federico Dimarco sent a cross into the box, Alex Sandro made a hash of his control, Matteo Darmian rushed in to knock the ball towards Sanchez and the Chilean controlled it and unleashed an unstoppable low shot in the blink of an eye to send the San Siro crowd into raptures and win Inter the Super Cup!