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August 4, 2013 3:30 AM WAT
 
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Juventus 1-3 LA Galaxy: Bianconeri stunned by MLS Cup champions

Although Alessandro Matri cancelled out Omar Gonzalez's opener, the Americans pulled off a famous victory courtesy of goals from Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane

Leonardo Bonucci, Juventus; Landon Donovan, LA Galaxy
FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP

The LA Galaxy stunned Juventus on Saturday night, recording a sensational 3-1 win over the Italian giants in the International Champions Cup.

Bruce Arena's men took a deserved lead with less than 10 minutes remaining in the first half when Omar Gonzalez delicately chipped goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, but the visitors from Turin equalised soon after through Alessandro Matri.

As the local fans at Dodger Stadium got more excited after half-time, the hosts hit the front again thanks to a goal from captain Landon Donovan and although the Galaxy rode their luck thereafter, they sealed a famous victory with a late Robbie Keane striker.

After some early nerves on Saturday, the Galaxy got on top with Donovan and Robbie Rogers producing a flurry of goalscoring chances for LA.

Donovan was tripped from behind inside the D at the top of the penalty area, while Rogers played a one-two with his captain before stabbing his shot wide.

The winners of the past two MLS Cups continued to pour forward with Donovan forcing a top save out of Buffon in the 10th minute, while on the quarter-hour mark, Rogers got free on the left-hand side of the box but his shot was deflected away for a corner.

Galaxy hit the front in the 36th minute when Rogers linked with Juninho before the latter fired a pass through Juventus' defence to the galloping defender Gonzalez, who lifted the ball over the onrushing Buffon.

LA were flying but Juventus stunned the home side three minutes later when Matri, who had missed two chances in the opening five minutes, slammed home the loose ball from close range, after Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe had saved Fabio Quagliarella's effort.

The two sides went in tied at the break but seven minutes after half-time the home fans were screaming for a penalty after Rogers was bundled over in the box. However, the referee ignored the pleas.

The Galaxy forgot that disappointment on the hour mark, though, when Marcelo Savas knocked the ball away from Arturo Vidal in Juventus' defensive half, allowing Keane to take possession and the Irish forward set up Donovan for a simple tap-in.

While Juventus should have had a penalty with 14 minutes remaining for Savas' clear trip on Sebastian Giovinco, Galaxy completed a deserved victory in the 89th minute when Keane pounced on Andrea Pirlo's short back-pass and flicked the ball with the outside of his right boot past Buffon and into the bottom corner of the net.



Juventus

1
Gianluigi Buffon
Goalkeeper
49′
 - 
5
Angelo Ogbonna
Defender
47′
 - 
4
 - 
19
 - 
11
Paolo De Ceglie
Defender
47′
 - 
33
Mauricio Isla
Defender
47′
 - 
20
Simone Padoin
Midfielder
47′
 - 
8
Luca Marrone
Midfielder
47′
 - 
22
Kwadwo Asamoah
Midfielder
70′
 - 
32
 - 
27
 - 

Los Angeles Galaxy

 - 
12
Brian Rowe
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
20
 - 
22
Leonardo
Defender
 - 
4
 - 
14
Robbie Rogers
Midfielder
82′
 - 
19
Juninho
Midfielder
82′
 - 
-
 - 
33
 - 
8
 - 
10

Substitutes

30
Marco Storari
Goalkeeper
49′
 - 
15
 - 
3
 - 
9
 - 
21
Andrea Pirlo
Midfielder
47′
 - 
26
 - 
-
Marco Motta
Defender
 - 
14
 - 
10
 - 
23
Arturo Vidal
Midfielder
47′
 - 
8
 - 
13
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
23
Carlo Cudicini
Goalkeeper
 - 
1
Brian Perk
Goalkeeper
82′
 - 
5
 - 
21
Tommy Meyer
Defender
 - 
23
Colin Clark
Midfielder
 - 
25
 - 
25
Rafa García
Midfielder
82′
 - 
12
Hector Jimenez
Midfielder
 - 
7
 - 
11
 - 
32
 - 
-

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
Round 2 Matches
Times In WAT
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
3 0
Arturo Vidal Arturo Vidal
Midfielder
Juventus
2 2
Kevin Mirallas Kevin Mirallas
Striker
Everton
2 1
Alessandro Matri Alessandro Matri
Striker
Fiorentina
2 1
Kwadwo Asamoah Kwadwo Asamoah
Midfielder
Juventus
2 1