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27 July 2017

Juventus 3 PSG 2: Claudio Marchisio double settles five-goal thriller in Miami pre-season clash after Gonzalo Higuain’s delicate chip

JUVENTUS snatched a dramatic victory against PSG in Miami thanks to a late penalty.

Claudio Marchisio slotted home from the spot after Moise Kean was brought down in a frenetic climax at Hard Rock Stadium.

Gonzalo Higuain scored an exquisite chip as Juventus beat PSG in Miami
Gonzalo Higuain scored an exquisite chip as Juventus beat PSG in Miami
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Juventus celebrate after Gonzalo Higuain's goal at Hard Rock Stadium
Juventus celebrate after Gonzalo Higuain’s goal at Hard Rock Stadium
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It really was a game that had it all – including a half-time performance from Florida native rapper Flo Rida.

Gonzalo Higuain showed his true class, chipping home exquisitely on the stroke of half-time after a one-two with Paulo Dybala.

Juventus could’ve doubled their advantage early in the second half after a Flo Rida show whipped the crowd into a frenzy.

Stefano Sturaro smashed the post just after the break, and PSG went straight up the other end to level.

Angel Di Maria did all the hard work down the left, and he prodded goalwards with Buffon rushing towards him for Goncalo Guedes to tap home in the 53rd minute.

Juventus were back ahead on the hour, though, when Marchisio fired a left-footed rocket into the top corner.

Claudio Marchisio fires home from 20 yards on the hour for Juventus
Claudio Marchisio fires home from 20 yards on the hour for Juventus
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Javier Pastore headed home in the 80th minute and looked to have forced penalties
Javier Pastore headed home in the 80th minute and looked to have forced penalties
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Presnel Kimpembe brought down Moise Kean to give Juve a late penalty which Claudio Marchisio converted
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Presnel Kimpembe brought down Moise Kean to give Juve a late penalty which Claudio Marchisio converted[/caption]


With mostly second string sides on display at this stage, PSG hit back once more when Javier Pastore headed in a Layvin Kurzawa cross.

The game at the home of NFL’s Miami Dolphins looked headed for penalties.

But, in the end, it was a penalty that decided it before the shootout.

Presnel Kimpembe’s rash challenge on Kean saw the referee point to the spot.

And Marchisio made no mistake in firing home to settle a cracker of a contest.

Fireworks were let off before the pre-season clash at Hard Rock Stadium
Fireworks were let off before the pre-season clash at Hard Rock Stadium
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Cee Lo Green performs the US national anthem before the game
Cee Lo Green performs the US national anthem before the game
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