Juventus exploit Tottenham errors to win Melbourne warm-up
International Champions Cup, Melbourne Cricket Ground - Juventus 2 (Dybala 6, Benatia 15) Tottenham 1 (Lamela 67).
Juventus' forward Paulo Dybala (C) celebrates his goal with teammates during the International Champions Cup football match between Italy's Serie A team Juventus and Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur in Melbourne on July 26, 2016.
They improved in the second half following the introduction of Erik Lamela and he reduced the deficit with an impressive low strike.
The Argentine was unable to capitalise with another chance late on while youngster Shayon Harrison had an effort from close range saved as Max Allegri's side held on and showed there is life after Paul Pogba.
How did Vincent Janssen fare on his debut? It was a frustrating game for the lone striker who was not provided with any service from Nacer Chadli or Ryan Mason. He got into the game more following the introduction of Erik Lamela, but did not have any clear opportunities to score. It will be interesting to see how the Holland international performs in a partnership once Harry Kane returns from holiday.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Paulo Dybala (Juventus): The Argentine underlined his class with his movement and energy which was too much for Spurs' young defence. He took his goal well with a low strike and was a constant threat.
6' - GOAL! Juventus 1-0 Tottenham: Carter-Vickers gives away the ball in a dangerous position, Pereyra picks it up and feeds Dybala who fires his shot across Vorm into the net.
13' - GOOD SAVE! Dybala runs on to a long ball and lashes in a swerving effort which Vorm beats away for a corner.
15' - GOAL! Juventus 2-0 Tottenham: Benatia scores on his debut! The corner is not cleared, the ball is floated in again and the defender executes an impressive glancing header which floats into the top left corner to make it 2-0.
52' - WHAT A MISS! Pjanic runs behind the Spurs backline but he blazes his half-volley well over the bar from close range. That should have nestled in the back of the net.
56' - SO CLOSE FROM LAMELA! The Argentine'a first-time effort from 25 yards is deflected inches wide of goal from Janssen's layoff.
67' - GOAL! Juventus 2-1 Tottenham: Lamela with a fine finish from inside the area across the keeper after Wanyama used his muscle to win the ball before setting up the former Roma striker.
80' - GOOD SAVE! Onomoah slides the ball into the box for Lamela and the Argentine's drive is parried by Neto.
90'+1: HARRISON CHANCE! Lamela threads the ball through to Harrison whose low shot on the stretch is parried by Neto.