NEW YORK (AP) – Cristian Pasquato scored in the first half as Juventus held off Mexican side Club America 1-0 in a rain-delayed match in the World Football Challenge on Tuesday.
Juventus played 15 minutes of the second half with 10 men after Claudio Marchisio hobbled off with a bruised left chin caused by a sliding tackle. There was no immediate word on the severity of his injury.
After three near-misses, Juventus broke through in the 42nd minute. Mexican goalkeeper Armando Navarrete punched another cross to his right, directly to Pasquato 12 yards away and the forward sent the ball into the upper right corner.
Club America, which played a Mexican League game on Sunday, substituted six players at halftime and all 11 by the 79th minute.