After 11 days of International Champions Cup action, only one match remains: a duel between 33-time Serie A champions Juventus and three-time Serie A champions AS Roma. The two rivals will close out the tournament at Gillette Stadium this afternoon.
Ahead of the match, here’s everything you need to know:
Roma opened the International Champions Cup at Comerica Park with a midweek match against PSG. The French side jumped out to a 1-0 lead off the foot of Marquinhos, though Umar Sadiq leveled the proceedings for Roma in the 60th minute. His goal sent the match into penalties. A miss by Gerson and a make by Marquinhos ultimately led PSG to victory.
I Giallorossi went back to work on Tuesday during a meeting with Tottenham. A wide-open match ended in favor of Roma, with goals from Diego Perotti, Cengiz Ünder and Marco Tumminello powering the club to victory.
Juventus opened its ICC account with a match against five-time Champions League winners Barcelona. Neymar took control of the match in the first half, using a pair of goals to give Barca a 2-1 win.
Four days later, Juventus took the field against PSG and earned a more favorable result. The club downed Les Parisiens thanks to a Claudio Marchisio game-winner in the 89th minute. Marchisio scored 27 minutes earlier to give Juventus a one-goal advantage, but a comeback attempt from Javier Pastore and PSG forced Marchisio to play hero at the death.
What’s at Stake
Barcelona claimed the International Champions Cup crown on Saturday night with a 3-2 win over Real Madrid. That means Sunday’s Roma-Juventus match will mean more for pride than anything else.
With a win, Roma would finish second on the table; the club picked up a point for ending regulation tied with PSG and a full three points for a win over Tottenham.
Juventus currently trails Roma by one point. A win would launch Massimiliano Allegri’s club into a tie with Manchester City for second place.
Who to Watch
Both coaches will likely insert new faces into Sunday’s Starting XI. For Roma gaffer Eusebio Di Francesco, that could mean giving Ünder, a Turkish forward who signed with Roma two weeks ago, a chance to start. Ünder shined in a 45-minute appearance against Tottenham. He nearly broke through for a goal shortly into the second half, and then doubled Roma’s lead in the 72nd minute by scoring on a broken clearance. After the match, Di Francesco said, “It was a pleasure to see [Ünder] tonight, being decisive on the pitch.”
For Juventus, Paulo Dybala appears due for a breakthrough performance. The Argentine forward has played just 76 minutes in the tournament thus far and has watched several promising chances go begging. In two seasons with Juventus, Dybala has scored 37 goals across all competitions.
How to Watch
Kick-off time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.
TV Broadcast: ESPN, ESPN Deportes