Inter Milan claimed victory over Juventus as they defeated their Italian opponents 9-8 on penalties following a 1-1 draw at the International Champions Cup in the US. 

Ricky Alvarez gave Inter the lead just before the half hour mark, when Juve keeper Gianlugi could only parry a powerful freekick from Freddy Guarin into the path of the Argentine. 

Juventus equalised just before half time thanks to a Arturo Vidal penalty, after a clumsy challenge by Juan Jesus on Mirko Vucinic saw the midfielder convert powerfully past Samir Handanovic. 

With no further goals in the second half, the match had to be decided on penalties, with both teams trying to avoid the wooden spoon after successive defeats in their first two games of the competition. 

And it was Inter who avoided the unwanted tag, thanks to goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo. The Milan shot stopper saved an early penalty from Sebastian Giovinco, before denying Mauricio Isla in sudden death and stepping up himself to convert the winning penalty. 

Juventus will look to stop their run of defeats when they take on Lazio in the Coppa Italia later this month, before beginning their title defence away to Sampdoria. 

Meanwhile Inter will look to improve on disappointing campaign last season, when they kick off against Genoa on the opening weekend of Serie A. 

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