West Ham celebrated the official opening of their new London Stadium but were unable to prevent Juventus from sealing a 3-2 victory on Sunday afternoon.
The Italian champions gave record signing Gonzalo Higuaín a first appearance since his €90 million transfer but it was another second half substitute, Simone Zaza who struck the winning goal.
Paulo Dybala had put the bianconeri in control when he latched onto Mario Mandzukic’s knock down to slot in the opener and soon after returned the favour by laying on a simple tap in for the Croatian to double the lead.
Andy Carroll scored twice to bring the Hammers level but Zaza ran clear to score a third with five minutes remaining.
The strike force of Dybala and Higuaín only had a little over ten minutes together and Juve’s latest addition looked a little off the pace following his extended break but new Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza will be watching the pair keenly over the coming month.
West Ham United 2 – 3 Juventus