Champions Cup roundup

Inter beat Juventus on penalties

August 6, 2013
By ESPN Staff

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Inter Milan goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo had enough.

Carrizo stopped a penalty to give his team the upper hand, and then blasted one of his own past Juventus goalie Marco Storari as Inter prevailed in the seventh-place game of the Guinness International Champions Cup on Tuesday night.

Mike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesInter keeper Juan Pablo Carrizo, center, made some key saves and then scored the winning penalty.

Inter won 9-8 on penalties after the teams finished 90 minutes tied at 1.

"I like how the team responded," Carrizo said. "It was an important response. ... Facing an important rival like Juventus, the best in Italy, we had to play at our maximum, if not better."

Both goals coming in the first half. Ricky Alvarez struck first for Inter, and Arturo Vidal scored on a penalty for Juventus just before intermission.

It stayed that way until the end on a sultry night in South Florida, the championship-round site for the inaugural event that brought eight club teams -- seven international ones going through their preseason training, and the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer -- together for a series of exhibitions that culminates Wednesday night.

Carrizo and Storari each saved the first shot they saw in the tiebreaker. From there, the goals kept coming, players on both sides at times laughing at the game that wouldn't end.

That is, until Carrizo made not one, but two plays. He punched away Mauricio Isla's try to open the door in the 10th round of penalties, and then scored to finish the match.

It was the second time Juventus lost on penalties during the tournament, which they officially finished with a loss and two draws. Inter had been shut out in its first two games, losing to Chelsea and Valencia.

Valencia 1, Everton 0

Michel Herrero scored in the 53rd minute, giving Valencia a 1-0 victory over Everton in the fifth-place match of the Guinness International Champions Cup.

Herrero controlled Aly Cissohko's cross from the left side with his chest, let the ball settle at his feet and fired a one-timer past Everton keeper Joel Robles.

Everton's best opportunity at breaking through came shortly after Herrero's goal, when Kevin Mirallas flicked a ball to himself, took off up the right wing and sent a cross that got through the box -- but didn't result in a shot on net.

Robles kept Everton within one when he made a point-blank save on Ibanez Robert in the 69th minute, coming off his line to deny the Valencia forward.

Valencia won both of its matches on U.S. soil in the event by a combined 5-0 count, with the club's lone loss in the tournament coming at home to AC Milan back on July 27.

Everton had two losses -- both to Spanish clubs -- and a draw in the tournament.

"These games were fantastic," Everton coach Roberto Martinez said. "We were able to work on many things. We got information from all the players. We formed partnerships and how they interacted with each other."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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