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Italian Champions Juventus beat the best of MLS in a shoot-out.

Before a crowd of 72,317 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Juventus was victorious 5-3 in the shoot-out after the game ended 1-1 in regulation.

Andrea Favilli of Juventus began the scoring in the 21st minute, heading in a cross by Matheus Pereira.

The MLS All-Stars then evened the game in the 26th minute when Josef Martinez the MLS’s leading scorer and game MVP beat Juventus keeper Wojciech Szczesny to make it 1-1.

It was the second straight year that the MLS All-Star Game ended in a 1-1 draw and had to go to a shoot-out. Last year, Real Madrid beat the All-Stars 4-2 on penalties at Soldier Field in Chicago.

This year’s crowd was the largest ever for an MLS All-Star game.

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Juventus F.C.

Unfortunately their summer superstar signing Cristiano Ronaldo did not make the trip. The game was one of four matches for Juventus on their North American tour. They currently have three wins from three matches, their most current against Portugal powerhouse Benfica in New Jersey. They will look to make it a clean sweep this Saturday night against Spanish giants Real Madrid at in Washington, D.C.

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Los Angeles Galaxy

The MLS All-Stars were also without one of the league’s main superstars LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who chose not to play after playing in his third game in seven days.

Wilfried Zahibo was the lone representative for the New England Revolution.

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