WATCH: Juventus youngster scores 50-yard screamer in ICC
Spanish defender Carlos Blanco scored from the halfway line in his club’s friendly against A-League side Melbourne Victory before the Italian side was defeated on penalties.
A friendly fixture between Melbourne Victory and a Juventus side filled with youngsters was never going to be one to raise pulses. But Carlos Blanco opened the International Champions Cup in style.
The 20-year-old central defender brought down a long, punted clearance from the Melbourne goalkeeper, a few yards inside his own half.
The Spaniard took a touch before floating the ball in the opposite direction, lobbing the stranded goalkeeper, and into the back of the net.
The game ended in a 1-1 with Melbourne winning the deciding penalties, but Blanco’s goal stole the headlines.
The original version of this story which was published by goal.com Serie A can be viewed here.
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