26th July, 2018
Juventus F.C. got on to a very positive start to the new season with an emphatic 2 – 0 win over German Champions, F.C. Bayern Munich at the on-going International Champions Cup Competition taking place in the United States of America.
The two goals came courtesy of Andrea Favilli in a game in which Emre Can, Joao Cancelo and Mattia Perin made their debuts for Juventus F.C.
Favilli scored the first goal in the 32nd minute after a defensive mix-up from Bayern’s Sven Ulreich and Josip Stanisic. He then went to double the scores eight minutes later much to the consternation of Bayern Munich’s new Manager, Niko Kovac who was losing a game for the first time since taking over at the club.
Bayern had earlier defeated Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in their ICC opener a few days back but this time around found this Juventus team quite a handful to deal with.
They fielded players like Franck Ribery, Javi Martinez, Juan Barnat and Serge Gnabry in the line-up, with Arjen Robben, David Alaba, Kingsley Coman and Renato Sanches on the bench.
Juventus on the other hand had Perin, Can, Cancelo, Giorgio Chiellini, Daniele Rugani, Claudio Marchisio, Miralem Pjanic, Alex Sandro and Federico Bernardeschi and other stars in their line-up for the game.
The was quite an exciting one despite the absence of stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Dybala, Muller, and others who are still on extended break after taking part in the just concluded 2018 World Cup Competition in Russia.