Llorente bags hat-trick as Juve run riot

Fernando Llorente scored a six-minute hat-trick as Juventus hammered the Indonesia Super League All Stars 8-1 on Wednesday.

In a result that won't make happy reading for the A-League All Stars, the Italian champions made easy work of their opponents in Jakarta.

Andrea Pirlo levelled for Juve almost immediately after Srdjan Lopicic had given the hosts a shock early lead.

Spaniard Llorente then took ownership of the game with his quickfire treble and Sebastian Giovinco added a fifth for the Serie A powerhouse before the break.

Substitute Kingsley Coman then bagged his first Juve goal in the 66th minute, before Carlos Tevez and Simone Pepe completed the rout for Massimiliano Allegri's men.

Next stop for Juventus is the A-league All Stars who they face on Sunday.

The cream of the domestic league has been in camp in Wollongong and will hope to put the brakes on the rampant Bianconeri when they clash at ANZ Stadium.

Juve proved their universal appeal when a crowd of 60,000 were on hand in Jakarta to watch the Indonesian Select XI take a surprising lead in the third minute.

Lopicic made the most of slack marking to side-foot home a corner from close range but Pirlo equalised from the spot from the next attack after Giovinco was tripped in the area.

Llorente then took centre stage and put Juve ahead in the 16th minute by lashing home from just inside the box after a poor defensive header from Zulkifli Syukur, before he extended their advantage soon after when he tapped Stephan Lichtsteiner's centre into an empty net.

The duo combined again for Llorente's third, this time the Spaniard planting a firm header into the bottom right-hand corner from the Swiss' accurate cross.

Giovinco got in on the act on 35 minutes, the diminutive forward drilling a left-foot shot into the far-right corner. 

A host of changes saw the tempo slow somewhat after the break, but Juve notched a sixth when Coman turned home substitute Pepe's cross for his maiden Juve strike.

Two minutes later, Juve made it seven when Tevez converted the rebound after Pepe's shot had hit the woodwork.

And Pepe capped a fine run-out off the bench when he latched onto Tevez's throughball and deftly clipped the ball over the advancing keeper in the closing stages.