Juventus and AS Roma accomplished their mission Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
The storied Italian soccer clubs treated the 33,039 fans in attendance to an exciting and competitive spectacle in their 1-1 International Champions Cup draw and ensuing penalty-kick shootout, which Juventus won 5-4. They also continued their preparations for the upcoming season in the high-profile exhibition game.
The event previewed the upcoming Serie A (Italian first division) campaign and started to answer Italian soccer’s most important question of the moment: Can anyone de-throne Juventus after six consecutive title-winning seasons.
In the above video, NESN.com’s Rachel Holt and Marcus Kwesi O’Mard discuss what the Boston-area Roma vs. Juventus soccer game means for Serie A in 2017-18, and what it represents for Italian soccer’s hopes of re-capturing the imaginations of fans around the world.
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