Football

Victory beat Juventus on penalties

Italian champions Juventus were beaten 4-3 on penalties by Australia's Melbourne Victory in their International Champions Cup (ICC) game in Melbourne yesterday.

Young Spanish defender Carlos Blanco Moreno put the Turin giants ahead in the 58th minute with a spectacular long-range strike, before Jai Ingham equalised for Victory seven minutes from time.

The game went to a penalty shoot-out with the scores level at full time.

Emil Audero saved from Carl Valeri to give Juventus the early advantage in the shoot-out, before home goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas saved attempts from Roman Macek and Stefano Padovan to give Victory the win.

Juventus will face England's Tottenham Hotspur in their second and final ICC match in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Spain's Champions League finalists Atletico Madrid will play Spurs in the final game of the tournament on Friday. - AFP.

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