Juventus to finish Asian tour in Melbourne

Juventus will play Melbourne Victory on the third and final stop of their Asia-Pacific tour next month, the Australian A-League club said on Friday.

Juventus, the most successful club in the history of Italian football, will play Victory at Melbourne's Docklands stadium on Friday 30 May, the club said in a statement.

It will be the first time Juventus have played in Australia since 1984 when the then-reigning Serie A champions drew 1-1 with the Australian national team at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The Melbourne match will finish the Italian club side's tour of Asia after matches against South China in Hong Kong on 22 May and Shanghai Shenhua FC in Shanghai on 24 May, the statement said.

Juventus, coached by Claudio Ranieri, have committed to field their strongest squad but excluding players who will be involved in UEFA EURO 2008.