International Champions Cup 2019: 3 talking points from Atletico Madrid's 2-1 win over Juventus

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#2 Juventus failed to take their chances

Juventus v FC Internazionale - 2019 International Champions Cup
Juventus v FC Internazionale - 2019 International Champions Cup

In a first half that was somewhat evenly balanced, Juventus went into the break with a 2-1 deficit, their goal coming off the boot of Sami Khedira.

However, following a raft of changes in the second 45 minutes, the Bianconeri rose into the ascendancy, pushing Atletico Madrid back as they tried to force the equalizer. Diego Simeone’s men were struggling for air as Sarri’s men looked to force the issue and end their pre-season on a high.

However, try as they might, Juventus could simply not find a way past a resolute Atetico Madrid backline, as Jan Oblak and his defensive stalwarts were in inspired form on the night.

This was especially strange considering the Bianconeri were the totally dominant side in the second half, and ended the match with 60% possession. They fired 27 shots to Atletico’s 11, with six of those being on target compared to their opponents' three.

As the saying goes, the only stat that matters in football is found on the scoreboard. Despite largely controlling proceedings in the match, Sarri would be disappointed that his wards failed to take their chances.

Edited by Musab Abid
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