Final, 1-1 (Juventus wins penalty-kick shootout 5-4): It’s over at Gillette Stadiums. Juventus and Roma played to a draw, but the Bianconeri won on penalty kicks.
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Penalty-kick shootout: Douglas Costa scores and Juventus wins the shootout.
Cengiz Under scores for Roma.
Sami Khedira scores, and Juventus leads 4-3.
Bruno Peres scores for Roma.
Federico Bernardeschi scores, and Juventus leads 3-2 after three rounds.
Juan Iturbe scores for Roma.
Andrea Barzagli scores for Juventus, giving his team a 2-1 lead after two rounds.
Lorenzo Pellegrini scores in Roma’s second penalty kick.
Stephan Lichtsteiner scores. Juventus leads 1-0 after one of five rounds.
Carlo Pinsoglio saves Marco Tumminello penalty kick.
Full time, 1-1: The referee ends open play after 90 minutes.
There will be a penalty-kick shootout to decide the Roma vs. Juventus winner.
85th minute, 1-1: Juan Iturbe shoots on Juventus’ goal but Carlo Pinsoglio saves it comfortably.
At the other end of the field, Federico Bernardeschi misses wide with a shot from the left side of Roma’s penalty area.
83rd minute, 1-1: Roma makes a trio of substitutions with Marco Tumminello, Leandro Castan and Juan Iturbe replacing Aleksandar Kolarov, Diego Perotti and Edin Dzeko.
81st minute, 1-1: Roma’s Aleksandar Kolarov shoots a free kick on goal Carlo Pinsoglio saves it.
78th minute, 1-1: The attendance is in: 33,039 have come to Gillette Stadium to see this matchup between Serie A powers.
75th minute, 1-1: Juventus makes another substitution, as Moise Kean replaces Gonzalo Higuain.
74th minute, 1-1: Roma ties it through Edin Dzeko. Aleksandar Kolarov provided the assist from the left side of Juventus’ penalty area.
Dzeko was unmarked having run between Giorgio Chiellini and Mehdi Benatia.
70th minute, 1-0 Juventus: The referee shows Giorgio Chiellini a yellow card for a hard foul on Cengiz Under.
67th minute, 1-0 Juventus: There are more substitutions from Juventus. Paulo Dybala is replaced by Rodrigo Bentancur, Federico Bernardeschi replaces Mario Mandzukic, Stefano Sturaro comes on for Miralem Pjanic, and Kwadwo Asamoah replaces Alex Sandro.
65th minute, 1-0 Juventus: Gianluigi Buffon exits to a nice ovation from the Gillette Stadium crowd. Carlo Pinsoglio replaces the Juventus icon for the final 25 minutes.
64th minute, 1-0 Juventus: Roma makes three more substitutions. Lorenzo Pellegrini replaces Gregoire Defrel, Gerson replaces Radja Nainggolan and Cengiz Under replaces Kevin Strootman.
62nd minute, 1-0 Juventus: The referee shows Edin Dzeko a yellow card for elbowing Giorgio Chiellini.
58th minute, 1-0 Juventus: Alisson denies Juventus’ Gonzalo Higuain and Douglas Costa with a double save.
54th minute, 1-0 Juventus: Edin Dzeko volleys Radja Nainggolan’s lofted cross straight at Buffon. It’s a fine goal-scoring effort from Roma.
51st minute, 1-0 Juventus: Bruno Peres surges up the right, cuts into the middle and passes to Kevin Strootman, who bangs a powerful shot off the post.
50th minute, 1-0 Juventus: Many thought Paulo Dybala just doubled Juventus’ lead, but he was ruled offside on Gonzalo Higuain’s through-ball, and the referee disallowed the goal.
46th minute, 1-0 Juventus: The second half is underway.
Juventus makes four substitutions during the interval. Douglas Costa replaces Juan Cuadrado, Sami Khedira replaces Claudio Marchisio, Andrea Barzagli replaces Medhi Benatia, Giorgio Chiellini replaces Daniele Rugani and Stephan Lichtsteiner replaces Mattia De Sciglio.
Roma makes substitions. Hector Moreno replaces Juan Jesus. Maxime Gonalons replaces Daniele De Rossi.
Halftime, 1-0 Juventus: That’s the end of the first half. Juventus leads by one.
Mario Mandzukic’s goal is the difference in scoreline in this contest. Roma enjoyed a better start, but Juventus struck first when it profited off a defensive lapse.
Roma has to improve its shooting accuracy. Had any of its three shots hit the target, the first-half might have unfolded differently.
Expect to see many substitutions in the second half, as the managers give players another run-out without the pressure that comes from competitive games.
40th minute, 1-0 Juventus: The referee cautions Diego Perotti for diving. The Roma forward went down under Mehdi Benatia’s challenge inside Juventus’ penalty area.
37th minute, 1-0 Juventus: Roma has dashed hopes of fans, who were looking for an immediate response to Mario Mandzukic’s goal, as Juventus comfortably absorbs the pressure.
29th minute, 1-0 Juventus: Mario Mandzukic gives Juventus the lead.
The Croatian outpaced Federico Fazio onto Alex Sandro’s through pass, dribbled around Allison and shot successfully into the empty goal.
Roma pays the price for failing to turn its early advantage into a goal. Mandzukic lost his marker easily and possesses more than enough poise to punish opponents from that angle.
25th minute, 0-0: Miralem Pjanic misses narrowly wide with an outside-of-the-foot shot from 20 yards out.
23rd minute, 0-0: Juan Cuadrado finds Mario Mandzukic with a powerful and accurate cross to the far post, but the Juventus striker can’t redirect it on target.
17th minute, 0-0: Paulo Dybala wows spectators a skillful dribble near the top of Roma’s penalty area.
13th minute, 0-0: Roma nearly strikes on the counter-attack, as Edin Dzeko tries to tap Diego Perotti’s lay-off past Gianluigi Buffon, but Alex Sandro blocks it out for a corner kick.
Eighth minute, 0-0: Edin Dzeko volleys Gregoire Defrel’s cross wide of Juventus’ goal from agonizingly close range. He should have scored.
Seventh minute, 0-0: Paulo Dybala shrugs off Radja Nainggolan and shoots from 25 yards out, but his left-footed effort rolls straight to Alisson’s waiting arms.
Kickoff: Juventus vs. Roma is underway at Gillette Stadium.
Pregame: The teams are finished warming up, and the starters are ready to take the field.
The starting lineups aren’t the strongest but they include enough of the teams’ likely starters in Week 1 of Serie A’s season to make this a compelling encounter.
We’re particularly excited to see how Juventus’ Daniel Rugani and Mehdi Benatia pair at the heart of the defense. They’ll be required to shoulder an increased workload this season, following Leonardo Bonucci’s departure to AC Milan.
4 p.m.: Here are the starting lineups.
Alisson (1), goalkeeper
Aleksandar Kolarov (13), left back
Juan Jesus (5), center back
Federico Fazio (20), center back
Bruno Peres (25), right back
Radja Nainggolan (4), midfielder
Daniele De Rossi (16), midfielder
Kevin Strootman (6), midfielder
Diego Perotti (8), forward
Gregoire Defrel (23), forward
Gianluigi Buffon (1), goalkeeper
Alex Sandro (12), left back
Daniel Rugani (24), center back
Mehdi Benatia (4), center back
Mattia De Sciglio (2), right back
Claudio Marchisio (8), midfielder
Miralem Pjanic (5), midfielder
Mario Lemina (18), midfielder
Paulo Dybala (21), midfielder
Juan Cuadrado (7), midfielder
Mario Mandzukic (17), forward
3 p.m. ET: The best of Italian soccer will be on display Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Ma.
Juventus and AS Roma, the title winner and runner-up in Serie A (Italy’s first division) last season, will face off the final game of the 2017 International Champions Cup. The teams will offer fans a glimpse of what they should expect from during the upcoming campaign, which will include both domestic and European commitments.
The International Champions Cup is a tournament in which leading European soccer teams face off in high-profile preseason exhibition games around the world. The 2017 slate has further proven the International Champions Cup’s growing importance in the global soccer calendar, with fans packing stadiums around the United States and teams thrilling them with quality action.
Roma vs. Juventus will kick off at 4 p.m. ET. Join us right here for all the action from Gillette Stadium.
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