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De ligt nets an own goal on his debut as Cristiano Ronaldo equalises to help Old-Lady defeat rivals

Juventus have won their first match in the International Champions Cup after they needed penalties to see off rivals Inter Milan in China.

Just 10 minutes into his first start for the club, Matthijs de Ligt turned the ball into his own net from a corner as Inter Milan took an early lead.

Juve boss made several changes at half-time but it was Cristiano Ronaldo who made the difference as the Portuguese star equalised with a free-kick.

The 34-year-old’s effort took a big deflection off the wall to take it past Daniele Padelli in the Inter goal.

Ronaldo had the chance to win it long after rounding Padelli.

However, the substitute keeper made a superb last-ditch tackle to deny the Portugal captain a second.

The game went straight to penalties after the game ended 1-1 at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center.

Gianluigi Buffon saved the first penalty to get Juve off to a great start before Joao Cancelo buried his spot-kick.

JUVENTUS’ PENS

Joao Cancelo – SCORED

Cristiano Ronaldo – SCORED

Emre Can – SCORED

Adrien Rabiot – MISSED

Federico Bernardeschi – MISSED

Merih Demiral – SCORED

INTER MILAN’S PENS

Andrea Ranocchia – MISSED

George Puscas – SCORED

Samuele Longo – MISSED

Joao Mario – SCORED

Nicolo Barella – SCORED

Borja Valero – MISSED

Ronaldo and Puscas converted theirs before Buffon pulled off a superb save to deny Inter again.

Emre Can kept Padelli rooted to the spot with his penalty before Joao Mario kept Inter in the shootout.

However, Adrien Rabiot just needed to score to win it for Juve on his first start for the Italian champions but he blazed his penalty high over the bar, much to the frustration of Maurizio Sarri.

Juve had the chance to win it again but the spot-kick was smashed against the bar before Buffon was called on again to save his third penalty.

At the end starlet Merih Demiral eventually did win it for the Old Lady to secure their first win at the International Champions Cup.

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