The Supercoppa Italiana (Italian Super Cup) is a pre-season football competition held the week before the season begins in Italy every year. It is contested by the winners of the Serie A and the Coppa Italia in the previous season, as a curtain raiser to the new season.
If the same team wins both Serie A and Coppa Italia, then the Supercoppa is contested by the Serie A winner and the Coppa Italia runner-up. This has happened so far in 1995 (Juventus), 2000 (Lazio), 2006 and 2010 (the last two by Inter).
Milan and Juventus hold the record for winning the cup the most times, winning it six times since the competition began in 1988.
The 27th edition was played on 22 December 2014, featuring Juventus, the Serie A winners, and Napoli, Coppa Italia winners. The game was tentatively scheduled to be played on August 24, 2014, but due Napoli's participation in the Champions League Play-off Round, the team asked that the game be rescheduled during Serie A's winter break. The score was level at 1-1 after 90 minutes, and 2-2 after extra time. In the penalty shoot-out, with Napoli shooting first, both teams failed to score on their first attempts, but were then perfect through five and then six penalty shots, with both Morata and Bonucci of Juventus scoring must-goals. Napoli missed shots in both round seven and eight, but both Chiellini and Pereyra failed to clinch the cup for Juventus. In round nine, Koulibaly scored for Napoli, while Padoin's shot was saved, giving Napoli its second title. Juventus was making a record 10th appearance. The two teams met in the Supercoppa Italiana for the third time, with Napoli now having a 2-1 edge. Coincidentally, Napoli's three total appearances have all been against Juventus.