Inter Milan and Juventus are squaring off in the first big game of the new year in Italy. Simone Inzaghi and Massimiliano Allegri will face each other for the first title of the season: the Supercoppa Italiana. Inter Milan qualified winning last year’s Scudetto back when Antonio Conte was still on the bench and play in the Supercoppa for the first time since they lost 3-0 To AC Milan in 2011, when Allegri was still leading them. On the other hand, Juventus have won the cup nine times, more than any other team in Italy, including last year’s clash against Napoli with Andrea Pirlo on the bench.
Inter are currently at the top of the Serie A table, a point ahead of AC Milan but with a game in hand. Juventus are coming off a shocking comeback win against Roma and are currently fighting for a top four position to qualify for the next Champions League. This match is the perfect opportunity for Massimiliano Allegri and Juventus to win a title for the tenth consecutive season, against such a huge rival.
This will also be the last match with fifty percent of spectators allowed inside a stadium in Italy, with around 38,000 people expected at San Siro. For the next two weeks the Serie A clubs have accepted the Italian government’s request to reduce the capacity to a maximum of five thousand fans per game until the end of the month.
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 12 | Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: San Siro — Milan
TV: CBS Sports Network | Live stream: Paramount+