Coppa Italia

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus forward suffers career first with back-to-back final losses

Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus team-mates went down to Napoli in a penalty shoot-out on Wednesday in the Coppa Italia final, handing the forward a career first.

Cristiano Ronaldo loses back-to-back finals in career first after Juve fall to Napoli

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo lost consecutive club finals for the first time in his illustrious career after the Old Lady were beaten by Napoli in the Coppa Italia final. Napoli clinched their first piece of silverware since 2014 thanks to Wednesday's triumph in Rome, where Gennaro Gattuso's men prevailed 4-2 on penalties following a goalless draw.

A five-time Ballon d'Or winner, Ronaldo has claimed 27 club titles throughout his career with Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juve – including five Champions League crowns.

Ronaldo loses consecutive finals for first time

However, the 35-year-old – also a Euro 2016 and Nations League winner with Portugal – experienced back-to-back final defeats in a career first, after Juve also lost the Supercoppa Italiana against Lazio in December.

Ronaldo has scored 25 goals across all competitions for Serie A champions Juve this season.

Serie A leaders Juve will restart their 2019-20 league season away to Bologna on Monday following the coronavirus pandemic.

Maurizio Sarri's Juve are a point clear of Italian rivals Lazio through 26 matches.