Melbourne Victory 1-1 Juventus (pens: 4-3): Bianconeri lose in ICC opener

A Jai Ingham goal cancelled out Carlos Blanco’s stunning strike in the second half, taking the game to a shootout, where the Austrlians claimed the win

Melbourne Victory got their International Champions Cup campaign off to a winning start after they beat Juventus 4-3 in a penalty shootout.

The two sides struggled to gain the upper hand on the game, with both creating chances in the clash in Australia.

However, the breakthrough came in the second half when the 20-year-old defender collected the ball in the middle of the pitch after a poor clearance from the Australian side and sent it looping over the goalkeeper.

A nice move from the home side, though, allowed Ingham to take the ball on inside the box and slot home to earn a draw, sending the game into a shootout.

Melbourne saw their first penalty saved by Emil Aduero, but Roman Macek and Stefano Padovan both missed for the Bianconeri as the Australians claimed the win,

More to follow…

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