Newcastle Jets to take on Juventus behind closed doors

The Newcastle Jets will be given a rare opportunity to take on one of the world's most iconic football teams when they face off against Italian powerhouse Juventus in a behind closed doors friendly on Wednesday. 

Fairfax Media reported the match – which comes just days after Juventus defeated the A-League All Stars 3-2 – will be played at Jubilee Oval in Kogarah.

The Serie A champions are said to be keen for another friendly before they leave Australia to face the Singapore All Stars on Saturday.

Neither Sydney FC nor Western Sydney Wanderers were available with both involved in FFA Cup action on Tuesday.

One player with a keen understanding of what awaits the Jets is their 23-year-old goalkeeper, Mark Birighitti, who came on as a second-half substitute in the All stars clash at ANZ Stadium.

Juve’s star-studded line-up - including Andrea Pirlo, Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon and Carlos Tevez - left it late to seal victory over the cream of the A-league on Sunday.

New coach Massimiliano Allegri admitted he was surprised by the quality of the opposition which had just 10 days together under Adelaide United coach Josep Gombau.

The glamour friendly was billed as a farewell to Juve hero and former Sydney FC star Alessandro Del Piero who spent the past two seasons with the Sky Blues.

The Bianconeri won a historic 30th Serie A title last season – their third on the trot – but still have a lot of work to do if they are to notch up their fourth.