Juventus beat MLS All-Stars

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Atlanta (US), Aug 2 (IANS) Juventus beat MLS All-Stars 5-3 via penalty shoot-out in the annual exhibition match here after the match ended in a 1-1 tie after regular time.

The Italian champions went into the lead in the 21st minute on Wednesday with a goal from Andrea Favilli, reports EFE news agency.

After five minutes the MLS All-Stars equalized the score with a goal from Atlanta United’s Venezuelan forward Josef Martinez.

Atlanta United manager Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino who coached the MLS-Alls Stars team chose to rotate his playing 11 to accommodate the 26 players he selected.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri too brought in eight changes after half-time and two more after the 65th minute into the game.

The attacking soccer generated resulted in 17 shots on goal for the Italian champions and 16 for the MLS Stars.

In the penalty shootout Juventus scored all five with Nicolo Fagioli, Stefano Beltrame, Grigoris Kastanos, Leandro Fernandes and Mattia De Sciglio.

The MLS All-Stars could manage only three successful shootouts with goals by Graham Zusi, Yoshimar Yotun and Diego Valeri.

The match was played at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta in front of 72,317 spectators.



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