In Atlanta, Juventus beat MLS Stars on penalties in friendly
In preparation for the 2018/2019 season, Juventus overcame the Stars of MLS, the main United States football league on penalties on Wednesday night after a 1-1 draw in a friendly at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium , in Atlanta, which attracted 72,317 spectators.
Juventus’s main signing for next season, Cristiano Ronaldo has already started training in his new club, but still could not be taken advantage of coach Massimiliano Allegri, who has climbed Alex Sandro and Matheus Pereira as starters. And the match also could not count on another star, the Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who justified the absence by the game marathon of Los Angeles Galaxy.
The goals of the friendly match came in the first half, with Juventus starting ahead in the 21th minute when Pereira crossed over to Favilli, who headed the net, making his third goal in the preseason in the United States, which is great for the young attacker, 21, recently acquired from Ascoli. The MLS Stars, however, wrestled the equity shortly afterwards. It was 26 minutes, with the goal being scored by the Venezuelan striker Josef Martinez, who defends Atlanta United.
With the score tied, the duel followed for the penalty shootout. Bradley Wright-Phillips of the New York Red Bulls failed to pick up the bar, while Juventus converted all five, the last of them with De Sciglio, securing a 5-3 victory.
On their tour of the United States, Juventus had already beaten Benfica on penalties after a 1-1 draw, as well as beating Bayern Munich 2-0. On Saturday, then, Real Madrid will face Landover.Copyright Naija News 2018. All rights reserved. You may only share Naija News content using our sharing buttons. Send all news and press releases to [email protected].