Arsenal 3 – Celtic 2 (Emirates Cup, August 1, 2010) Just two minutes were played before Carlos Vela put Arsenal in the ascendancy against Celtic, the young Mexican sliding home a Theo Walcott cross from 4-yards out. Arsenal doubled their lead before the interval when Bacary Sagna from lashed a beauty into the near post from a corner. The Gunners went 3-up early in the second half when a free-flowing attack was finished by in-form midfielder Samir Nasri. The writing looked on the wall for the Bhoys when Georgios Samaras missed a 68th minute penalty, but shortly afterwards new Celtic signing Daryl Murphy grabbed his first goal for Celtic to give them a glimmer of hope. Ki Sung-Yong grabbed a second for Celtic in the 82nd but the Wenger Boys held on for the win.
Post match interview: Jack Wilshere.
Eintracht Frankfurt 2 – Chelsea 1 (Pre-season friendly, August 1, 2010) Frankfurt broke the deadlock midway through the first half against the reigning premier League champs when a nightmare screw-up from keeper Hilario as he tried to beat a forward on the edge of his box allowed Patrick Ochs to fire into the empty net. Frank Lampard pulled the Blues level but, after Carvalho gave away a penalty, Halil Altintop fired home a spot-kick to seal Frankfurt’s victory.
Moenchengladbach 1 – Liverpool 0 (Pre-season friendly, August 1, 2010) Liverpool got off to a poor start against Gladbach as after just eight minutes Karim Matmour took advantage of a horrific mix-up between Cavalieri and Ayala to score for the Germans.
Benfica 4 – Aston Villa 1 (Guadiana Cup, August 1, 2010) Centre-back David Luiz saw his shot take a huge deflection past a helpless Friedel, and Javier Saviola doubled Benfica’s lead 15 minutes later after Friedel could only parry Franco Jara’s long-range shot. Six minutes later and the game was effectively over after Oscar Cardozo smashed home a fine free kick into the top right hand corner. Benfica put the game beyond doubt five minutes into the second half with another goal from Saviola. John Carew notched a consolation for the Premier League side with a well-taken individual effort.