International Champions Cup 2018: Highlights – 21st July 2018

The first two matches of the International Champions Cup 2018 were played today. The match wise highlights are appended below the points table.

Rank Team Played Won Draw Lost Points
1 Bayern Munich 1 1 0 0 3
2 Borussia Dortmund 1 1 0 0 3
3 Arsenal 0 0 0 0 0
4 Atletico Madrid 0 0 0 0 0
5 FC Barcelona 0 0 0 0 0
6 Benfica 0 0 0 0 0
7 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0
8 Inter Milan 0 0 0 0 0
17 Manchester City 1 0 0 1 0
18 PSG 1 0 0 1 0

For Complete Standings

Int’l (Football) Champions Cup 2018 – Full Schedule

Match 1 of 27:Β Manchester City Vs Bourissia Dortmund

Result:Β 0 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Borussia Dortmund: Mario Gotze 28′(P)

Match Statistics:

Manchester City Team Stats Borussia Dortmund

5

Shots 10

3

Shots On Target

3

54% Possession

46%

599

Passes 510

88%

Pass Accuracy 83%

6

Fouls 17

0

Yellow Cards

2

0 Red Cards

0

4

Offsides 5

4

Corners

5

Highlights:

  • Manchester City’s manager, Pep Guardiola’s makeshift line-up of young talent backfired as Dortmund won the opening match of this league.
  • The match remained tight from the very start. Both teams were excellent in their defending as no early goals were being scored.

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  • However, the difference between the two sides came when Dortmund were awarded a penalty by the referee.
  • This proved to be a pivotal moment in the match as Mario Gotze converted the penalty into a goal. Dortmund were now in the lead.

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  • Manchester City’s Hitz had a great chance of equalizing but he was unfortunate in his attempt.

  • After this amazing shot and equally excellent save, the 1st half ended with the score being 1-0, in favor of Dortmund.

  • In the 2nd half, Manchester City brought Joe Hart which was his first appearance for the club since 2016.
  • Later on, Manchester City’s top notch mid-fielder, Leroy Sane was also introduced into the attack.
  • However, this was not enough for the young City’s team to equalize, much less win the match against a strong Dortmund side.

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  • After the match, both Manchester City and Dortmund fans thanked the Chicago spectators for their participation throughout the game.

For Match highlights of the 2nd match of the International Champions Cup 2018, between Bayern Munich and PSG move on to the next page!

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