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Juventus to take on Milan on Dec. 23rd in Doha

Italian Super Cup date and venue set

Juventus v S.S. Lazio - 2015 Italian Super Cup
Max Allegri with the Italian Super Cup trophy
Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Juventus by all rights should just be declared the winners of the Super Cup having completed the double last season, winning the Scudetto for the fifth consecutive year and the Coppa Italia for the second year running.

However, since the Italian football authorities insisted that Juventus could not play their junior Primavera squad for the Super Cup trophy, the Bianconeri will take on AC Milan in Doha, Qatar during the winter break on December 23rd, 2016.

All jokes aside, this match will be first opportunity for the club to win some silverware this season after the Super Cup fixture was moved from the pre-season to the winter break for the first time this year.

The Bianconeri won the title last season for the seventh time, beating Lazio 2-0 in Shanghai, China with goals from Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala.

Vincenzo Montella’s Rossoneri qualified to play against Juve after losing in the 2016 Coppa Italia final to the Bianconeri, with Alvaro Morata scoring very late to clinch the title.

This edition will be the will be the ninth time that the Supercoppa Italiana is being hosted internationally since 1988 when the trophy was first awarded. Previous matches have been held in Washington (1993), Tripoli (2002), New York (2003), Beijing (2009, 2011 and 2012), Doha (2014) and Shanghai (2015).