Melbourne Victory will host Juventus in the opening International Champions Cup match’s Australian leg on Saturday. The Series A champions won five straight Scudetto last season. This is their first appearance in three years The match will be played at the 100,000-seater Melbourne Cricket Ground which will welcome Juve, Atletico Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur over the next week. Massimiliano Allegri will give some of his star players like Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli a rest after the match at Euro 2016. Paul Pogba was linked with a world-record move to Manchester United.
Sami Khedira, Patrice Evra and Mario Mandzukic will also sit this out. Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is among the missing. There will also be no Gianluigi Buffon. No Leonardo Bonucci. No Paul Pogba. No Sami Khedira. No Marchisio, Barzagli, Zaza, Chiellini or Mandzukic. Melbourne will become the first Asian side to compete in the International Champions Cup. The Blues finished sixth and eight points off the lead. The Italian giants will be one of three huge international teams this month. England’s Tottenham Hotspur and Spain’s Atletico Madrid will also come to Australia. The match kicks off at 10am BST on Saturday. To watch the game via live stream, click the link, below The cheapest ticket for Juventus v Victory costs $50.98. Also playing on Saturday will be 5 a.m.: Melbourne Victory vs. Juventus ESPN2, Watch ESPN, ESPN3.com 12:30 p.m.: Celtic vs. Leicester City ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Watch ESPN, ESPN3.com 3:30 p.m.: Portland Timbers vs. Los Angeles Galaxy ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Watch ESPN, ESPN3.com 5 p.m.: Jacksonville Armada vs. Ottawa Fury beIN Sports, beIN Sports Connect 6 p.m.: Cruz Azul vs. Pumas UniMas, univisiondeportes.com 6 p.m.: Chiapas vs. Pachuca Univision Deportes, univisiondeportes.com 7 p.m.: Sky Blue FC vs. Washington Spirit NWSL YouTube Channel 7 p.m.: Western New York Flash vs. FC Kansas City NWSL YouTube Channel 7:30 p.m.: Toronto FC vs. D.C. United NewsChannel 8 (Washington), MLS Live, Direct Kick 7:30 p.m.: Columbus Crew vs. Orlando City MLS Live, Direct Kick 7:30 p.m.: New England Revolution vs. Chicago Fire MLS Live, Direct Kick 7:30 p.m.: Montreal Impact vs. Philadelphia Union MLS Live, Direct Kick 7:30 p.m.: Indy Eleven vs. FC Edmonton ESPN3.com 7:30 p.m.: Puerto Rico FC vs. Rayo OKC ESPN3.com 7:30 p.m.: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. New York Cosmos ESPN3.com 8 p.m.: Chicago Red Stars vs. Houston Dash NWSL YouTube Channel 8 p.m.: Minnesota United vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers ESPN3.com 8 p.m.: Leon vs. Necaxa Univision, univisiondeportes.com 8 p.m.: Tigres vs. Atlas UniMas, univisiondeportes.com 9 p.m.: Colorado Rapids vs. FC Dallas MLS Live, Direct Kick 9:30 p.m.: Houston Dynamo vs. Vancouver Whitecaps MLS Live, Direct Kick 10 p.m.: Seattle Reign vs. Orlando Pride NWSL YouTube Channel 10 p.m.: Chivas Guadalajara vs. Monterrey Univision, univisiondeportes.com