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International Champions Cup 2013 Scores: Takeaways from Tuesday's Action
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The 2013 International Champions Cup is headed to its final day after Tuesday's action, but we were left with plenty of takeaways from each team after the two matches.

Fifth place and seventh place were on the line, as the clubs looked to salvage disappointing performances in the tournament with a win.

Valencia topped Everton for fifth, while Inter Milan took seventh place over Juventus in penalty kicks, but those were far from the only takeaways.

Let's take a look at the biggest takeaways from Tuesday at the International Champions Cup. 

 

Goalies Can Score, Too

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It's not very often—if at all—that a goalkeeper gets into a position to get in on the scoring, but that's just what happened Tuesday.

Inter and Juventus went to a penalty shootout for seventh place, and it went down to the wire. After both clubs went through nearly their entire lineup, Inter goalie Juan Pablo Carrizo made a save and then stepped to the penalty box to attempt to give his team the victory.

The goalie did just that. 

Carrizo, the 29-year-old Argentine who serves primarily as Inter's backup, shined bright in the tilt between Serie A rivals. It added some excitement and flair to an otherwise dull 1-1 stalemate. 

 

Valencia Have Attackers

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The Spanish side Valencia have long been in the shadows of La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, but one thing is certain: They have players who can attack and score.

I know, their 1-0 scoreline doesn't suggest an arsenal full of firepower, but they had plenty of chances to increase that scoring difference. 

Robert Ibanez has been a staple in the midfield who also knows how to get up on the attack, which has given Valencia that extra push they needed coming from the middle of the field.

Jonas, the 29-year-old Brazilian, looked solid for the squad up top at striker as usual. 

Along with Jonathan Viera, they have enough offensive weapons to give any club headaches. 

 

Arturo Vidal Lone Bright Spot for Juventus

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Finishing eighth in an eight-team tournament is never a good feeling, especially against solid clubs from across the world and some—like the Los Angeles Galaxy, for example—that they should trump talent-wise. 

Instead, Juventus opted to fall flat on the international stage against a bitter rival.

The good news for Juventus fans is that Arturo Vidal held down the fort well in the midfield and simply willed his team back into contention Tuesday. His equalizer put it back on the map at 1-1 before Inter pulled away.

The 26-year-old has been a big part of Juventus' core since arriving there in 2011, and he proved that with his big-time play at the International Champions Cup. 

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