Juventus superstars including Cristiano Ronaldo land in Jeddah ahead of Supercoppa Italiana clash with Milan
JEDDAH: Some of world's biggest football stars arrived in Jeddah on Monday evening as the Juventus side touched down in Saudi Arabia ahead of their Supercoppa Italiana matchup with AC Milan on Wednesday night at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium.
The Juventus squad, including Cristiano Ronaldo, landed in Jeddah and were welcomed by fans of the Italian giants and the country's most successful team.
2019’s Supercoppa will be the 31st edition of the competition, contested each year between the winners of the Serie A and the Coppa Italia from the previous season.
Juventus and Milan both hold the joint record for winning the Supercoppa the most times, with the Turin and Milanese clubs winning it seven times each.
While Juventus are making their seventh successive appearance, the last time these two teams met in the Supercoppa was in 2016, where AC Milan came out on top via a penalty shoot-out.
On Wednesday evening, Saudi Arabia will become the fifth foreign nation to host a Supercoppa Italiana, with the US, China, Libya, and Qatar all playing host previously.