International Champions Cup 2018: Highlights – 28th July 2018

A total of three matches were held on 28th July. The highlights of the matches are appended below the points table.

Rank Team Played Won Draw Lost Points
1 Borussia Dortmund 3 2 0 1 7
2 Juventus 2 2 0 0 6
3 Arsenal 2 1 0 1 4
4 Tottenham 1 1 0 1 3
5 Bayern Munich 2 1 0 1 3
6 Chelsea 1 1 0 0 3
7 Liverpool 2 1 0 1 3
8 Benfica 2 1 0 1 3
17 Roma 1 0 0 1 0
18 PSG 2 0 0 2 0

For Complete Standings

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

International Champions Cup – Match 10 of 27: Arsenal Vs PSG

Result: 5 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Arsenal: Mesut Ozil 13′, Alexandre Lacazette 67′, 71′, Rob Holding 87′, Eddie Nketiah 90+4′
  • PSG: Christopher Njunku 60′ (P)

Match Statistics:

Arsenal Team Stats PSG
15 Shots 14
11 Shots On Target 3
56% Possession 44%
631 Passes 499
90% Pass Accuracy 88%
12 Fouls 12
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
2 Offsides 1
5 Corners 2

Highlights:

  • PSG had no answer to Arsenal’s superiority as they were crushed by a margin of 4 goals.
  • In the 1st half, Mesut Ozil scored early and put ‘Gunners’ in the lead.
  • On the other hand, PSG were clueless against Unai Emery’s superior tactics as the first half ended with Arsenal in the lead by 1-0.

  • At half time, Arsenal made several substitutions as Alexander Lacazette, Aaron Ramsey and Emiliano Martinez were induced into the field.
  • In the 2nd half, PSG got lucky, as they were awarded a penalty , courtesy of Arsenal’s Kolasinac tripping Timothy Weah in the 18 yard box.
  • The penalty was taken by Christopher Nkunku who scored for PSG with a superb strike.

  • However, 7 minutes later, Alexander Lacazette scored his first goal to restore Arsenal’s lead.
  • 4 minutes later, another goal was scored by Lacazette and the scoreboard read 3-1.

  • PSG tried to score but their inability to do so took the match to the last 10 minutes.
  • Even in that time, it was Arsenal who scored twice as Rob Holding and Eddie Nketiah scored one goal each to end the match at 5-1.

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International Champions Cup – Match 11 of 27: Benfica Vs Juventus

Result: 1 – 1(2 – 4)

Goal Scorers:

  • Benfica: Alex Grimaldo
  • Juventus: Luca Clemenza 84′

Penalty Goal Scorers:

  • Benfica: Keaton Parks, Jonas Goncalves Oliveira, Andreas Samaris, Joao Felix
  • Juventus: Nicolo Fagioli, Emre Can, Stefano Beltrame, Alex Sandro

Match Statistics:

Benfica Team Stats Juventus
9 Shots 12
2 Shots On Target 5
49% Possession 51%
432 Passes 440
89% Pass Accuracy 86%
13 Fouls 14
1 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
2 Offsides 3
7 Corners 5

Highlights:

  • A tight match was witnessed between the two teams, but in the end the Serie A champions, Juventus won the match in penalty shoot-outs.
  • In the first half, both teams were excellent in their defence, as neither of them were able to score a single goal.
  • But, in the 2nd half, the deadlock was finally broken by Alex Grimaldo who put Benfica in the lead by 1-0.

  • In reply, Juventus took some time to score, but at the 84th minute Luca Clemenza finally scored to make it 1-1.

  • No team could score after this point, as the match proceeded into penalty shootouts.
  • Juventus were ruthless in their penalty shots as they netted four strikes in a row, compared to Benfica who could only net two and eventually lost the match by 4-2.

International Champions Cup 2018: Highlights – 26th July 2018

For the last match between Chelsea and Inter Milan, go to the next page!

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