Napoli beat Juventus in penalty shootout to claim Coppa Italia
More games in La Liga and Bundesliga with Dortmund and Atletico Madrid in action
For the second year in a row Cristiano Ronaldo has lost the Italian Cup final with Juventus. Photograph: EPA
Gianluigi Buffon’s heroics were in vain as Napoli claimed their first piece of silverware in six years after edging out Juventus 4-2 on penalties in the Coppa Italia final at the Stadio Olimpico.
The 42-year-old goalkeeper produced a stunning save to deny Lorenzo Insigne in first-half stoppage time before thwarting Nikola Maksimovic and then Elif Elmas in the dying stages to ensure a goalless draw after 90 minutes.
The match headed straight to a shootout, where Paulo Dybala saw his effort saved while Juventus team-mate Danilo blazed over, with Insigne, Matteo Politano, Maksimovic and Arkadiusz Milik all finding the net for Napoli. Cristiano Ronaldo, who had a quiet match by his standards, was set to take the fifth penalty for Juve.
An unexpected triumph for the Partenopei in Rome was their sixth Coppa Italia and first since 2014, the same year they won the Supercoppa Italiana after defeating Juventus on spot-kicks.
This is a first piece of managerial silverware for Napoli head coach Gennaro Gattuso, who won the tournament as a player with Milan in 2003 in a glittering playing career.
Juventus will have little time to lick their wounds as the Serie A season resumes this weekend, with the Turin giants currently atop the standings by just one point ahead of second-placed Lazio.
Second-placed Dortmund will now be looking over their shoulders after this setback, where Jonathan Burkardt opened the scoring after the half hour while Jean-Philippe Mateta struck from the penalty spot minutes after the break.
With just two games remaining, Mainz went five points clear of 16th-spotted Fortuna Dusseldorf, who came from 2-0 behind after 86 minutes to secure a 2-2 draw at RB Leipzig.
Leipzig appeared set to move to within one point of Dortmund after Kevin Kampl and Timo Werner struck shortly after the hour but Steven Skrzybski pulled one back before Andre Hoffmann levelled in added-on time.
Bayer Leverkusen are back up to fourth after seeing off Cologne 3-1.
Eintracht Frankfurt leapfrogged 10-man Schalke and into ninth. Andre Silva and David Abraham struck and although Weston McKennie halved the deficit, Can Bozdogan’s sending off for a second yellow card helped Frankfurt hold on for all three points.
Moanes Dabour scored twice while Ihlas Bebou came off the bench to net as Hoffenheim won 3-1 at Augsburg, whose goal from Ruben Vargas turned out to be a mere consolation.
Atletico Madrid are up to fourth in La Liga after cruising to a 5-0 win at Osasuna. Joao Felix netted in either half while Marcos Llorente came off the bench to add a third before fellow substitutes Alvaro Morata, the on-loan Chelsea striker, and Yannick Carrasco also got on the scoresheet.
Celta Vigo moved two points clear of the drop zone after a goalless draw at Real Valladolid.