Juventus sent a “come and see us” message to Singapore fans with an eight-goal exhibition in the opening match of their Asia-Pacific Tour in Jakarta on Wednesday.
The Serie A champions play the Foxtel A-League All Stars in Sydney on Sunday before heading to meet a Singapore Select side at the new National Stadium on August 16.
Tickets - priced from S$45 to S$180 for adults and S$30 to S$45 for children – are on sale at Sports Hub Tix (www.sportshubtix.sg). The match will kick off at 6pm.
Over 60,000 Indonesian supporters were treated to a night to remember as Juventus turned on the style in their 8-1 victory over the ISL All-Stars.
Made to feel at home from the moment they stepped out at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Massimiliano Allegri’s men rewarded their magnificent public support with a host of goals and excitement.
“It was a good workout and the lads approached it the right manner. We’ve got every reason to be satisfied with what was produced tonight. These kinds of games need to get your fitness up to speed and the entire group is working well,” said Allegri.
This is how www.juventus.com called the game.
An early Srdjan Lopicic goal for the hosts was almost instantly cancelled out by crowd favourite Andrea Pirlo, who sent his adoring public into ecstasy when he converted from the spot on five minutes.
His penalty sparked the opening of the floodgates as Juventus truly began to turn on the style. Leading the charge was Fernando Llorente, whose perfect hat-trick – shot, volley, header - in the space of just six minutes placed the visitors firmly in the driving seat.
Goalscorer then turned provider, teeing up for strike partner Sebastian Giovinco to pick out the bottom corner with an effort that took the tally to five come the half-time whistle.
With debutant Patrice Evra and Carlos Tevez on for the start of the second-half, Juventus continued to move the ball around neatly in their bid to extend the scoreline.
It was, however, two other substitutes who provided the impetus for goal number six, Simone Pepe feeding Kingsley Coman for his first strike in the black and white stripes following a summer switch