Our match prediction:
Juventus kick off their International Champions Cup campaign with a match against Melbourne Victory. A number of Juve players participated at the Euro 2016 finals, but they had enough time to rest for the upcoming tournament. The Bianconeri impressed in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign and they won the domestic trophy in style. Juventus have been linked with quite a few high-profile players of late, with several deals currently in the works. Max Allegri has yet to sign a high-profile attacker, but the experienced tactician has a number of top-class players to choose from and there is every chance the Italian champions will pick up all three points from Saturday’s football match. Melbourne Victory finished the 2015/2016 A-League campaign in sixth position in the standings and they are unlikely to upset Juve at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Taking everything into account, we predict that Juventus are going to record a routine win over the Australian outfit.
Highligted Player (Caceres):
Martin Caceres is a widely travelled and well known Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Juventus. Primarily a central defender, Caceres is known for his tenacity, pace, strength, tackling and aerial ability. He is versatile and can operate as full-back on either sides too. Caceres started his career at Defensor Sporting and became a regular at a very young age. In 2007, he went to Spanish side Villarreal but never officially appeared for them. He then was snapped up by Barcelona in 2008 for a reported transfer fee of € 16.5 million. But his only season at the Camp Nou was marred with injuries and moved to Juventus in 2012 via a short stop at Sevilla. Caceres made his full senior team debut in 2007 and was a successful member of the team that won the 2011 Copa America. He also played at the 2014 World Cup and has 68 national caps to his credit.
Highlighted Team (Juventus):
Juventus are considered one of the greatest European football clubs. The Bianconeri (The White and Blacks) have won two Champions League trophies (1985, 1996) and they did well to clinch three UEFA Cup titles (1977, 1990, 1993). The Italian giants have won 32 Serie A trophies and it is well known that a number of star players were part of Juve in the past. The likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Zinedine Zidane, Michel Platini, Lilian Thuram, Filippo Inzaghi, Pavel Nedved and David Trezeguet all played for Juventus, whilst legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has yet to retire. Juve were stripped two domestic trophies during the “Calciopoli” scandal, but despite being relegated to Serie B, the club quickly brought glory days back to Turin. The Bianconeri used to play their home games at Stadio delle Alpi, but nowadays they welcome their rivals at Juventus Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 41,475. La Vechhia Signora (The Old Lady) is yet another nickname of the club. Juve’s biggest rivals are Torino and the two local rivals take on each other in the Turin derby.