Juventus vs Inter for the International Champions Cup match on Wednesday at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Stadium.
Juventus made their debut at the International Champions Cup on Sunday, July 21st. The game was the team’s first in the 2019/2020 season and marked the beginning of work with coach Maurizio Sarri, hired to replace Massimiliano Allegre, fired at the end of the 2018/2019 season when he failed to deliver the pursued Champions League title.
With previous UEFA Europa League champions Chelsea, Sarri surprisingly left goalkeeper Szczesny on the bench for veteran Buffon, who returned to the squad after a failed spell at Paris Saint-Germain. He also left on the bench the newly hired De Ligt, who became the world’s second most expensive defender, and midfielder Rabiot. The trio ended up being put on the action during the game.
Juve started in disadvantage. Lamela scored the first English goal 30 minutes into the opening half. They recovered with goals from Higuain at the eleventh minute and Cristiano Ronaldo at the fifteenth of the second half. But Lucas levelled the dispute five minutes later. The second turn around came in stoppage time with a goal by Harry Kane.
Internazionale is also under new management. Antonio Conte, who was Sarri’s predecessor at Chelsea and, after being replaced by his compatriot, was unemployed for a year, took office and, as usual, is already complaining about the delay of top hats in hiring reinforcements.
Before the International Champions Cup, he made his debut in the friendly against Switzerland’s Lugano, where Inter won 2-1. In the friendly tournament, the start was defeat. The Milanese took 1-0 from Manchester United on Saturday, July 20th.
Conte opted to keep the starting eleven until around 25 minutes of the second half when he intensified the exchanges. It was during this period that his defence was leaked. Greenwood scored six minutes later when the English team was utterly modified and acting with reserves.
None of the teams had good performance in matches and debut. Juve was a little better than Inter, so the prediction on their success turns out to be the best guess for Wednesday’s International Champions Cup match.