AS IT HAPPENED: Cristiano Ronaldo's goal gives Juventus Supercoppa Italiana victory over AC Milan in Jeddah

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Juventus win their eighth Italian Super Cup on an historic night in Jeddah. (AFP)
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Cristiano Ronaldo scores for Juventus in the Supercoppa Italiana in Jeddah. (General Sports Authority)
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Cristiano Ronaldo, goalscorer for Juventus, in action in the Supercoppa Italiana in Jeddah. (AFP)
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AC Milan's Franck Kessie is shown a red card by the referee after a VAR decision. (AFP)
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Juventus and AC Milan in action in the Supercoppa Italiana in Jeddah (AFP)
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Juventus and AC Milan in action in the Supercoppa Italiana in Jeddah (General Sports Authority)
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Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) heads the ball ahead of AC Milan's Italian defender Davide Calabria during their Supercoppa Italiana final in Jeddah. (AFP)
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Juventus and AC Milan in action in the Supercoppa Italiana in Jeddah (AFP)
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Superstars from other sports even made the journey to Jeddah for tonight's match, here's boxing legend and undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather Jnr. at the ground. (Supplied)
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Fans at the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium in Jeddah. (AFP)
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One fan risked it all for a selfie with his hero Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus. (AN/Photo)
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Fans at the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium in Jeddah. (AFP)
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Fans arriving at the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium in Jeddah. (AN Photo)
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Fans arriving at the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium in Jeddah. (AN Photo)
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Fans arriving at the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium in Jeddah. (AN Photo)
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Fans arriving at the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium in Jeddah. (AN Photo)
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Fans arriving at the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium in Jeddah. (AN Photo)
Updated 17 January 2019
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AS IT HAPPENED: Cristiano Ronaldo's goal gives Juventus Supercoppa Italiana victory over AC Milan in Jeddah

  • Serie A champions Juventus and Coppa Italia runners-up AC Milan clashed in Jeddah
  • Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the game as the Turin club claimed the trophy

JEDDAH: Cristiano Ronaldo wins his first trophy with Juventus as his decisive header on the 61st minute sinks AC Milan to clinch the Supercoppa Italiana in Jeddah. You can read our match report, view our gallery or follow how the action unfolded below. (All times GMT)... 

20:00 - So there we have it, Juventus win their eighth Italian Super Cup on an historic night in Jeddah - worthy winners in the end. 

19:30 - Superstars from other sports even made the journey to Jeddah for tonight's match, here's boxing legend and undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather Jnr. at the ground...

19:25: FULL-TIME - Juventus 1 AC Milan 0 That's it! It's all over in Jeddah, and that man Ronaldo does it again as his goal is enough to secure the Supercoppa Italiana in Jeddah tonight...

19:10 RED CARD - Milan's task has just got a whole lot harder as Franck Kessie is shown a red card by the referee after a VAR decision. Big moment - Juventus 1 AC Milan 0 

19:00: As Paulo Dybala has a goal ruled out for offside (another for Juventus...), it's clear the Turin side are well on top now. And even Arab News readers could see this coming...

18:50: GOAL! - Cristiano Ronaldo puts the ball in the back of the net and Juventus lead! Juventus 1 AC Milan 0

18:20: HALF-TIME: Juventus 0 AC Milan 0 - It has been much more Juventus' game than Milan's, but Rossoneri are hanging in there. But they must be expecting an onslaught in the second half...

18:10: Great atmosphere here tonight in Jeddah, the fans have come out in force for these two massive clubs...

18:10: Goal - but no, wait...the linesman's flag is up and it's disallowed for offside. Blaise Matuidi of Juventus looks dejected as his effort is chalked off. Juventus 0 Milan 0

18:00: Ooh, close. Milan are giving as good as they get against their more illustrious rivals - Samu Castillejo side-steps brilliantly before hitting a screamer from mid-range which only rises at the last second to fly just over the bar. Still 0-0.

17:55: Earlier, as the teams were warming up - one fan risked his ticket for a chance of a selfie with his hero Cristiano Ronaldo, and while he was escorted away, it looks like the lucky fan got his wish...

17:50: Good news, Bakayoko appears to be fine - but he was helpless as Joao Cancelo comes within a whisker of giving the Serie A champions the lead, his shot just going a whisker wide of the post...

17:40: An early blow for Milan as it looks like Tiemoue Bakayoko is struggling after getting a knock. For the sake of Milan fans here in the ground, hopefully he can run it off...

17:30: We're underway in the Supercoppa Italiana of 2019 - let battle commence...

17:15: The dressing rooms looking amazing for both teams!

16:45: The players, including Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo and Milan's Gonzalo Higuain arriving at the stadium...

16:30: Fans have been flocking to the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium ahead of this clash of the titans...


Celtics sweep Pacers; Warriors, Raptors take 3-1 leads

Updated 22 April 2019
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Celtics sweep Pacers; Warriors, Raptors take 3-1 leads

  • It’s the first four-game sweep for the Celtics since 2011

INDIANAPOLIS: Gordon Hayward scored 20 points and Marcus Morris started a decisive 3-point flurry late in the fourth quarter Sunday to give the Boston Celtics a series-clinching 110-106 victory at Indiana.
It’s the first four-game sweep for the Celtics since 2011 and their second since 1986-87, becoming the first team to reach the second round of the playoffs.
Bojan Bogdanovic finished with 22 points and Tyreke Evans finished with a playoff career-high of 21 to lead the Pacers. It still wasn’t enough to prevent Indiana from enduring its second first-round sweep in three years — the only two best-of-seven sweeps in franchise history.
WARRIORS 113, CLIPPERS 105
LOS ANGELES: Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Klay Thompson added 32 and Golden State beat Los Angeles to take a commanding 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Stephen Curry was in foul trouble for the second straight game and finished with 12 points. Andrew Bogut fouled out with 5:50 remaining in the game with eight points and 10 rebounds.
The Warriors were 17 of 19 from the free throw line. They controlled the boards, 49-33, led by Curry and Bogut with 10 rebounds apiece.
Rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Clippers with a career-high 25 points. Danilo Gallinari added 16 points but was just 5 of 20 from the floor. Patrick Beverley had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
TRAIL BLAZERS 111, THUNDER 98
OKLAHOMA CITY: Damian Lillard scored 15 of his 24 points in the third quarter, and Portland held Russell Westbrook without a basket in the second half in beating Oklahoma City to take a 3-1 lead in their series.
C.J. McCollum scored 27 points, Al-Farouq Aminu had 19 points and nine rebounds and Maurice Harkless added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Trail Blazers. Portland can close out the series Tuesday at home.
Paul George had 32 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma City. Dennis Schroder added 17 points.
Westbrook scored 14 points on 5-for-21 shooting. He missed his final 10 shots and was 0 for 7 for one point in the second half.
RAPTORS 107, MAGIC 85
ORLANDO, Florida: Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points and Toronto beat Orlando to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.
Pascal Siakam and Norman Powell each scored 16 for the Raptors, who can advance with a home win in Game 5 on Tuesday. Toronto has now won three consecutive postseason games, only the third time that’s happened in franchise history.
Aaron Gordon scored 25 for the Magic, making his first seven shots of the second half. Evan Fournier scored 19 and Nikola Vucevic added 11 for the Magic, who committed 17 turnovers that became 21 Toronto points.