Cristiano Ronaldo scored an equalizer for Juventus from a freekick and then a penalty in shootouts as the Italian champions defeated rivals Inter Milan, 1-1 (4-3 on penalties) in the International Champions Cup pre-season tournament on Wednesday at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center in China.
Both sides have appointed new managers since the conclusion of last season. Maurizio Sarri has replaced Massimiliano Allegri at the Italian champions, while Antonio Conte has come in for Luciano Spalletti at Inter.
However, both tasted defeat in their opening matches of the pre-season tournament. Juventus were beaten 3-2 by Tottenham Hotspur, and Inter lost 1-0 to Manchester United.
Having gone down 1-0 early in the first half thanks to an own goal from new signing Matthijs de Ligt, Juve then found themselves level in the second half thanks to Ronaldo.
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After being fouled on the edge of the box, Ronaldo then dusted himself off before firing his free-kick into the Inter goal, with the help of a deflection which came from the wall.
Ronaldo, in Juventus first International Champions Cup game – a 3-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, scored one of the Old Ladies two goals against the Champions League finalists at the Singapore National Stadium.
Juventus face Atletico Madrid in their next preseason game before the new Serie A season, while Inter Milan play Tottenham Hotspur.