ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martinez posed defiantly alongside the goal while pyrotechnics went off in front of the giddy Atlanta fans.
It was a familiar stance for the MLS scoring machine.
In the end, the celebration belonged to Juventus.
The Italian powerhouse prevailed on penalty kicks in the MLS All-Star Game after the match ended in a 1-1 draw Wednesday night, a bit of a letdown for the massive crowd of 72,317.
At least the A-T-L got to see its hometown favorite do what he does best.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Italy defender Mattia De Sciglio will replace Dani Alves at fullback for Juventus in an unpopular transfer among the Turin club's supporters.
Juventus made the announcement Thursday that De Sciglio was joining from AC Milan and signed a five-year contract with the six-time defending Serie A champions.
Alves was released by Juventus in June and joined Paris Saint-Germain.
Controversial late penalty helps Juventus beat Milan 2-1
Fino alla fine (Until the end) is the Juventus motto and it lived up to it again as Paulo Dybala converted a penalty with the last kick of the match to beat AC Milan 2-1 and go 11 points clear in Serie A on Friday.
Teen goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma appeared to have earned Milan a precious point with some fine saves but Juventus was awarded a disputed penalty deep in stoppage time after Mattia De Sciglio was judged to have handled Stephan Lichtsteiner's cross.
Milan’s injury crisis grows as Antonelli latest player out
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan's injury crisis deepened as defender Luca Antonelli was ruled out for about a month.
Milan, which has been struggling recently, lost starters Giacomo Bonaventura and Mattia De Sciglio to injury this week. Bonaventura has been ruled out for the rest of the season, while De Sciglio could be out until March.
Milan now says that Antonelli injured a muscle in his left leg in the previous day's training session.
Struggling AC Milan loses Bonaventura, De Sciglio to injury
MILAN (AP) — Already struggling in recent weeks, AC Milan has lost key starters Giacomo Bonaventura and Mattia De Sciglio to injury.
Bonaventura, a midfielder, was diagnosed with a tear to his left thigh muscle and will require surgery. He will likely miss three months.
De Sciglio, a fullback, damaged ligaments in his right ankle in a 2-1 loss at Udinese on Sunday and could be out until March.