A complete roundup of Saturday’s action in the 2015 International Champions Cup (ICC), from China, to North Carolina, to California:
Manchester United 3-1 Barcelona
The defending European champions — sans Lionel Messi and Neymar, granted — fell to last’s year’s fourth-place finishers from the Premier League, Manchester United, 3-1, at Levi’s Stadium in Northern California on Saturday.
Wayne Rooney put the Red Devils on the board first (8th minute) and 22-year-old prospect Jesse Lingard (65th) doubled the lead after mass substitutions in the second half. Rafinha pulled the reigning La Liga champions to within a goal in the 90th minute, but Adnan Januzaj restored the two-goal lead moments later.
Chelsea 1-1 (6-5 PKs) Paris Saint-Germain
PST’s very own Kyle Bonn was in the house for Chelsea vs. Paris Saint-Germain at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC, in what would be the day’s final ICC clash.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Victor Moses provided the goals during regular time, before the reigning Premier League champions came out victorious, 6-5, in a seven-round penalty shootout. Thibaut Courtois converted the game-winning penalty four rounds before the typical goalkeeper’s round of a shootout.
AC Milan 1-0 Inter Milan
Goals — especially those scored by center backs — don’t come much more beautiful than the one scored by Philippe Mexes in Beijing, China, on Saturday.
When the corner kick overflew its intended target — the entire penalty area — the Frenchman was waiting — stalking — at the top of the box. It’s a finish that Zlatan would be proud of, no doubt.
— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 25, 2015