Palacio opens his Inter Milan account in a 3-2 win at Como

Como 2 – Inter Milan 3 (Pre-season friendly, July 24, 2012) Yuto Nagatomo opened for Inter in the 6th minute, as he controlled a long pass from Fredy Guarin with his heel before beating the Como keeper Micai with a diagonal left-footer. The Serie A side then doubled their advantage on 28 minutes when defender Andrea […]

Aston Villa draw 2-2 in Portland, Timbers lose on penalties

Portland Timbers 2 – Aston Villa 2 (Pens 4-5) (Pre-season friendly, July 24, 2012) Sebastian Rincon made his first appearance for the Timbers, marking the occasion with an equaliser to Ciaran Clark’s opener. Matthew Lowton again put Villa ahead again from a corner, before Rodney Wallace put levelled for Portland with a deflected shot. In the shootout […]

Montpellier run amok in Kansas City; Lyon draw 1-1 in Montreal

Sporting Kansas City 0 – Montpellier 3 (Pre-season friendly, July 24, 2012) Gaetan Charbonnier opened the scoring for the French team in the 39th minute after finishing off a cross from Marco Estrada. Sporting struggled to find the match and a brace after the break from Emanuel Herrera was more than enough to comfortably see out […]

Holt’s 89th minute winner decides Celtic 0 – Norwich 1

Celtic 0 – Norwich 1 (Pre-season friendly, July 24, 2012) After getting hammered at Ajax at the weekend, Scotland’s lone superpower Celtic fell to an 89th minute strike from Grant Holt after Hoops keeper Fraser Forster had blocked a drive from Jonathan Howson.

De Guzman opens his Swansea account in a 2-1 defeat at Colorado

Colorado Rapids 2 – Swansea 1 (Pre-season friendly, July 24, 2012) Michael Laudrup’s side fell behind to an early Andre Akpan goal as the Texan rose to meet Luis Zapata’s pinpoint cross after four minutes, and the Rapids doubled their lead in impressive fashion as Kamani Hill drilled a 25-yarder in off the post on the […]

Schalke lose 1-0 to AC Milan

Schalke 0 – AC Milan 1 (Pre-season friendly, July 24, 2012) The Rossoneri broke the deadlock early in the second half when Urby Emanuelson played a 1-2 with Robinho, and the Dutchman coolly rounded the goalie and slipped the ball home on the angle. Mario Yepes flashes a fake booking at the referee, gets booked in response

Up & Running: Real Madrid win 5-1 at Oviedo

Oviedo 1 – Real Madrid 5 (Pre-season friendly, July 24, 2012) (Longer highlights) Real needed eight minutes to break the deadlock as Lucas Vasquezfired home a low left footed shot into the far corner. Young Russian forward Denis Tcheryshev doubled Real’s lead with a tidy right footed finish in the 38th. Esteban Granero was credited with a third in […]

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