The All Stars, led by former Italy and Juventus great Alessandro Del Piero, took the lead twice with the Italians, who brought a full-strength squad to Australia, having to dig deep for the win at ANZ Stadium.

The local side took a 1-0 lead in the 9th minute after Argentinian midfielder Marcelo Carrusca clinically drilled home a pass from Thomas Broich, the A-League player of last season.

His strike was cancelled out just before the hour when towering Spanish international Fernando Llorente powerfully headed home a cross from new Juventus recruit, ex-Manchester United star Patrice Evra.

When Socceroos striker Tomi Juric smacked in a left-foot shot from 15 metres in the 77th minute it looked like the All Stars were heading for a famous victory.

But Pogba, named best young player at the recent World Cup in Brazil, chested the ball down and blasted a superb equaliser with two minutes of regular time left.

Pepe then snatched a stoppage-time winner with a fierce first time drive after the All Stars failed to clear a corner.