Friday, July 31, 2015

Real Madrid vs AC Milan
Competition: International Champions Cup
Match date: 30 July 2015
Kick Off Time: 13:00 BST
Venue: Shanghai Stadium

Real Madrid 0-0 (Pen 10-9) AC Milan (Friendly)

Real Madrid picked up another preseason trophy as they won the ICC China region after defeating Milan in penalty shoot out.
Both teams won their first game in that China Tour, so their meeting is decisive in determining which team receiving the title. AC Milan looking sharper in the first 45 minutes as they created better goal scoring opportunities compared to Madrid.
Real picked it up after the break as they're much dangerous going forward and creating chances, but couldn't score. Same goes for AC Milan that could have also won it if not for couple of brilliant saves from Madrid keeper, Kiko Casilla.
Eventually that match had to be determined by penalty shoot out and eventually it was Real Madrid that came out victorious. It was a quite long shoot out though as the score went up to 10-9 with AC Milan final kick from young goal keeper, Gianluigi Donnaruma was saved by Casilla.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

New York RB vs Chelsea
Competition: International Champions Cup
Match date: 23 July 2015
Kick Off Time: 01:00 BST
Venue: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey

New York RB had an MLS game in the sapping humidity of Florida on Sunday, before a US Open Cup quarter-final tie against the Philadelphia Union on Tuesday. So, they wil be more than tired for this clash. They are in decent form with five wins in their last six games but, of course, they can't to compete with the English Champions. Anyway they hope that their mid-season fitness will prove crucial at times.
The Red Bulls have suffered for the loss of talismanic forward Thierry Henry in attack last January, but his replacement Bradley Wright-Phillips has netted an impressive 8 goals so far.  We expect a 4-3-3 formation with Grella as central forward, Zizzo and Sam on his flanks.
As for Chelsea, this is their first real test of pre-season after pedestrian affairs against Sydney FC and Thailand All Stars. Mourinho has off-set the loss of veteran goalkeeper, Petr Cech, and striker, Didier Drogba, with the signings of Stoke stopper Asmir Begovic as well as former Porto and Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao.
Falcao, Cuadrado, Ramires and Willian are expected to join up after this match. Mourinho is likely to field a team with a lot of youngsters: Aina, Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek and Traorè could all start the match. Other new signings such as Nathan and Kenedy will play in the 2nd half. Remy will probably lead the line while Oscar, Azpilicueta and Terry are the other senior players that will be probably included in the starting XI.

New York RB last 5 matches:
24/05/15 New York RB 0 – 2 Philadelphia Union
31/05/15 Seattle Sounders 2 – 1 New York RB
06/06/15 Houston Dynamo 4 – 2 New York RB
17/06/15 New York RB 3 – 0 Atlanta Silverbacks
21/06/15 New York RB 1 – 2 Whitecaps

Chelsea last 5 matches:
10/05/15 Chelsea 1 – 1 Liverpool
18/05/15 West Brom 3 – 0 Chelsea
24/05/15 Chelsea 3 – 1 Sunderland
30/05/15 Thailand All-Stars 0 – 1 Chelsea
02/06/15 Sydney 0 – 1 Chelsea

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

AS Roma vs Manchester City
Competition: International Champions Cup
Match date: 21 July 2015
Kick Off Time: 11:00 BST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

AS Roma have already played a game in the International Champions Cup as the overcame Real Madrid on penalties after a 90 minutes goalless draw. Once again, the Giallorossi have shown their solid defense.
Rudi Garcia's men want to sign Dzeko for the upcoming campaign. In the meanwhile, they have already signed Iago Falque. The former Genoa player shoudl start the match up front, with Gervinho and Totti. Ucan, De Rossi and Nainggolan will start in midfield while Leandro Castan will return on the pitch after a long absence. 
Manchester City team warmed up for the clash with victories over A-League opposition on the Gold Coast, beating Adelaide United 2-0 behind closed doors and seeing off Melbourne City 1-0. Two unimpressive performances from the Citizen, despite Pellegrini boasted a vastly superior playing-squad compared to the two Australian teams.
New signing Raheem Sterling looks set to make his debut for Man City while youngsters Brandon Barker and Manuel Garcia will cover the absences of Aguero and David Silva. Fabian Delph is likely to not take part in this match while Yaya Toure and Kompany will start. Dzeko or Jovetic will lead the line.
These two teams met in the group stage of last season's Champions League, playing out a 1-1 draw in Manchester before City registered a 2-0 victory in the return fixture at the Stadio Olimpico.

Probable lineups:
AS Roma (4-3-3): De Sanctis; Maicon, Yanga-Mbiwa, Castan, Cole; Ucan, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Falque, Totti, Gervinho.
Manchester City (4-4-1-1): Hart; Maffeo, Kompany, Humphreys, Clichy; Fernando, Toure, Barker, Navas; Nasri; Dzeko.

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]


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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Singapore All-Stars vs Arsenal
Competition: International Friendly
Match date: 15 July 2015
Venue: The National Stadium, Singapore

Chuba Akpom’s hat trick guides Arsenal team to a 4-0 win over Singapore Selection. Singapore All-Stars vs Arsenal match ended with 0-4 scoreline in International Friendly.

Arsenal – 30' Chuba Akpom 1-0 // 60' Jack Wilshere (pen.) 2-0 // 76' Chuba Akpom (pen.) 3-0 // 79' Chuba Akpom 4-0

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Chile vs Argentina
Competition: Copa America Final
Match date: 04 July 2015
Kick Off Time: 21:00 BST
Venue: Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos 

Chile 0-0 (Pen 4-1) Argentina (Copa America - Final)
Chile vs Argentina Penalty Shootout 2015
Chile vs Argentina 1-0 Fernandez scores
Chile Argentina 1-1 Messi scores
Chile vs Argentina 2-1 Vidal scores
Chile Argentina 2-1 Higuain misses
Chile vs Argentina 3-1 Aranguiz scores
Chile Argentina 2-1 Banega misses
Chile vs Argentina 4-1 Alexis Sanchez scores

Higuain and Ever Banega both miss their kicks in the shootout as Chile team win Copa America 2015 on home soil.

Chile starting lineup vs Argentina 2015 Copa America Final:- Bravo; Isla, Medel, Silva, Beausejour, Aranguiz, Diaz, Valdivia, Vidal, Vargas, Alexis.

Argentina starting XI vs Chile Final Copa America 2015:- Romero, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Otamendi, Rojo; Biglia, Mascherano, Pastore, Messi, Aguero, Di Maria.

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