Thursday August 1 2013
Conte saw positives in Juve loss

Coach Antonio Conte was satisfied with the performance of his Juventus side despite the penalty shoot-out loss to Everton this morning.

The Guinness International Champions Cup game, played in San Francisco, ended 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes.

Kevin Mirallas gave the Premiership side the lead on 61 minutes, but Kwadwo Asamoah’s fine 80th minute strike drew the teams level.

Everton won 6-5 on spot-kicks after key misses from Andrea Pirlo and Federico Peluso.

“I saw some positive things,” Conte noted. “Obviously there were negative aspects as well, but it is better that those things emerge in friendly games because we have the time to improve.”

New signings Angelo Ogbonna, Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente all started the tie in the United States.

“I liked their application,” the former midfielder continued.

“Our legs are obviously heavy after 15 days of hard work at Chatillon and the first part of this retreat in America, but I think everyone played well at the end.”

Juventus 1-1 Everton (5-6 on penalties)

Goals: Mirallas 61, Asamoah 80.

Penalties: Osman (miss), Matri, Barkley, Asamoah, Mirallas, Vucinic, Jagielka, Vidal, Oviedo, Pirlo (miss), Stones, Motta, Coleman, Peluso (miss)

Juventus: Storari; Lichtsteiner, Ogbonna, Peluso; Isla (Motta 84), Vidal, Marrone (Pirlo 72), Asamoah, De Ceglie (Padoin 72); Tevez (Matri 84), Llorente (Vucinic 72)

Everton: Howard; Stones, Jagielka, Distin; Coleman, Gibson (Osman 63), Fellaini, Baines (Oviedo 63); Pienaar, Anichebe (Barkley 88), Mirallas