Juventus vs Melbourne Victory FC International Champions Cup Preview
Match Update : Melbourne Victory 4 – 3 Juventus (MV wins via penalty shoot out).
Italian Heavy weights Juventus will be up against a mediocre Melbourne Victory FC in the Australian Leg of international Champions Cup. The match is scheduled for Saturday July 23, 2016 on 19:00 AEST local time (16:00 IST).
The match looks quite poised towards the Serie A champion as they come into this tournament with a fierce form while Melbourne Victory not only looks ordinary on the team sheet but are also hit by sting of poor performances. The Australian Crowd will still cheer for the home team and will be hoping to see some inspired performance by Melbourne Victory FC to upset the heavyweights.
Juventus vs Melbourne Victory FC TEAM SQUAD 2016
Melbourne Victory FC Squad – Thomas, L. Spinella, J. Geria, S. Galloway, N. Ansell, D. Georgievski, A. Baro, J. Donachie, T. Deng, L. Broxham, O. Bazanic, R. Mahazi, C. Valeri, S. Nigro, B. Berisha, M. Austin, F.B. Khalfallah, G. Howard, and J. Ingham.
Manager – K. Muscat
Juventus Squad – Alex Sandro, Kwadwo Asamoah, Emil Audero, Mehdi Benatia, Carlos Blanco, Alberto Cerri, Paulo Dybala, Hernanes, Grigoris Kastanos, Mario Lemina, Pol Lirola, Leonardo Loria, Roman Macek, Luca Marrone, Neto, Stefano Padovan, Giulio Parodi, Roberto Pereyra, Miralem Pijanic, Lorenzo Roseeti, Daniele Rugani, Yoan Severin, Mattia Vitale.
Manger – Massimiliano Allegri.
Melbourne Victory FC vs Juventus NEWS
Juventus Gamble on the latest signings
Juventus has named both the high profile signings whose services were acquired this summer in their 25 Men squad for International Champions Cup. They will be there to impress their new boss by leading their team to victory. Both the signings are in full contention to play in the encounter.
A blend of youth and seniority but still better than Melbourne’s pool
The Juventus squad does not feature some fancy names as they have selected majority of youth team player who are willing to prove themselves on any front and will be leaded by some established members of the first team. Though this is not the best Juve side but the Italians still look very strong on the papers.
Juventus vs Melbourne Victory FC PREDICTION / Verdict
The Juventus team comes into this match after thrashing their last opponent 6-1 and the same thing is likely to happen with the Australian team which looks very unconvincing with its current form.