International Champions Cup 2018: Highlights – 23rd July 2018

One match was held today of the ongoing International Champions Cup 2018. The match wise highlights are appended below the points table.

Rank Team Played Won Draw Lost Points
1 Borussia Dortmund 2 2 0 0 6
2 Bayern Munich 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 Manchester City 1 0 0 1 0
17 Liverpool 1 0 0 1 0
18 PSG 1 0 0 1 0

For Complete Standings

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

Match 3 of 27: Liverpool Vs Borussia Dortmund

Result: 1 – 3

Goal Scorers:

  • Borussia Dortmund: Christian Pulisic 66′ (P), 89′ , Jacob Bruun Larsen 90+3′
  • Liverpool: Virgil Van Dijk 25′

Match Statistics:

Liverpool Team Stats Borussia Dortmund
8 Shots 7
5 Shots On Target 4
48% Possession 52%
543 Passes 587
86% Pass Accuracy 84%
10 Fouls 3
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
3 Offsides 0
6 Corners 1

Highlights:

  • Having already won their first match of International Champions Cup 2018, Dortmund looked pretty confident of repeating their performance.
  • On the other hand, Liverpool were without their strike players, namely Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
  • The first half of this match was quite eventful. First, Loris Karius made a huge blunder of running off his line and almost gifting a goal to Dortmund.

  • Then, at the 17th minute, Liverpool’s defender got injured and went off the field.
  • But, luck favoured the Reds as Van Dijk scored a brilliant goal to put his team in the lead.

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  • Dortmund missed out on their scoring chances and the 1st half ended with Liverpool in front.
  • At the start of the 2nd half both teams made wholesale changes. Some of the players, namely Daniel Sturridge, Mario Gotze, Pulisic and others were substituted into the field.

  • Liverpool continued their excellent attacking play and came close to doubling their lead.
  • Moments after Liverpool’s unsuccessful attempt, Dortmund were awarded a penalty; courtesy of Pulisic who was brought down by James Milner.
  • The penalty was taken by Pulisic and he was successful in his attempt. The scorelines were level.

  • In the dying moments of the match, Pulisic scored yet again to put his side in the front.

  • Liverpool could not equalise in the injury time as Jacob struck the last goal to win the match for his team.

Visit Allsportspk on 26 July for the next 6 matches of the International Champions Cup 2018.

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