Late Strikes See Juventus Edge Australia All Stars

Paul Pogba, named best young player at the recent World Cup in Brazil, chested the ball down and blasted a superb equaliser with two minutes of regular time left.

updated: August 10, 2014 21:06 IST
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Juventus player Paul Pogba (C), supported by teammate Stephan Lichtsteiner (L), controls the ball.


Sydney: Late strikes from French midfielder Paul Pogba and substitute Simone Pepe handed Italian champions Juventus a come-from-behind 3-2 win against an Australian All Stars side in Sydney on Sunday.

The All Stars, led by former Italy and Juventus great Alessandro Del Piero, took the lead twice with the Italians, who brought a full-strength squad to Australia, having to dig deep for the win at ANZ Stadium.

The local side took a 1-0 lead in the 9th minute after Argentinian midfielder Marcelo Carrusca clinically drilled home a pass from Thomas Broich, the A-League player of last season.

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