MX23RW : Tuesday, December 18 22:01:14
Jul 23, 2016 at 10am UK at ​ Melbourne Cricket Ground
VictoryMelbourne Victory
1-1
Juventus
Ingham (83')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Victory win 4-3 on penalties

Result: Carlos Blanco Moreno nets wonder goal but Juventus lose on penalties

Juventus youngster Carlos Blanco Moreno nets from 60 yards but Juventus lose to Melbourne Victory on penalties after their game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Juventus have lost to Melbourne Victory on penalties in a game that will be remembered for a 60-yard strike from Carlos Blanco Moreno.

Just 13 minutes after coming on as a substitute, the defender found the net from just inside his own half at the MCG before Jai Ingham netted a late equaliser for the home side.

The draw meant that the game would be decided by a penalty shootout and a miss from Stefano Padovan proved decisive as Melbourne claimed a surprise win.

The home team competed well during the opening stages of the game but it was Juventus who were showing the greater composure on the ball, with the best effort of the opening quarter coming through a free kick from Paulo Dybala, who came within inches of finding the top corner.

The Italian giants went even closer to taking the lead shortly after the half-hour mark when a cross found Daniele Rugani inside the penalty area, but his low effort struck the woodwork before the ball went behind for a goal kick.

Just before half time, Melbourne almost took a surprise lead when a delivery from Mitchell Austin found Besart Berisha, but his close-range volley was tipped away by Neto.

Both teams made numerous substitutions at the break and it did not take long for one of Massimiliano Allegri's replacements to break the deadlock in sensational style with Blanco driving the ball over Lawrence Thomas's head from just inside the Melbourne half.

Despite the opener, the two sides continued to push men forward with Juventus attacker Padovan almost finding the bottom corner with a shot from outside the box.

However, moments later, Melbourne equalised through Ingham, who received the ball from George Howard before directing the ball into the bottom corner from 14 yards out.

After neither side could find a winning goal, the match would be decided from 12 yards and after both teams missed one of their first four penalties, Padovan saw his effort saved by Thomas.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Juventus1615103382546
2Napoli16122233141938
3Inter Milan16102428131532
4AC Milan167632418627
5Lazio167452219325
6Atalanta BCAtalanta1673630201024
7Roma166642922724
8SassuoloSassuolo166642622424
9Sampdoria166552519623
10Fiorentina165742417722
11Torino165741917222
12Parma166371621-521
13CagliariCagliari163851520-517
14Genoa164482233-1116
15SPALSPAL164481424-1016
16Empoli164482029-916
17Udinese163491322-913
18Bologna162681324-1112
19FrosinoneFrosinone1615101135-248
20AC Chievo VeronaChievo160791232-204

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