Sunday’s Friendlies: Liverpool lose to Rapid Vienna; Inter Milan lose the World Football Challenge; LA Galaxy hold AC Milan (video)

Rapid Vienna 1 – Liverpool 0 (Friendly, July 19, 2009) (Longer highlights here, extended highlights here.) The Merseysiders sunk to a disappointing defeat to Rapid, losing to a Steffen Hofmann free-kick scored just before the hour mark.

Hajduk Split 1 – Blackburn 0 (Friendly, July 19, 2009) The 45 minute match was settled 12 minutes in by the Croatians as Senijad Ibricic slide a low shot past Paul Robinson into the corner.

CF America 1* – Inter Milan 1 (pens. 5-4) (World Football Challenge, July 19, 2009) Juan Carlos Silva put the Mexicans in front with an excellent volley from a corner. Ivan Cordoba pulled Inter level with a back post header. Patrick Vieira missed his penalty to give CF America the chance to win the match.

LA Galaxy 2 – AC Milan 2 (Friendly, July 19, 2009) Thiago Silva put the Rossoneri in front but the Galaxy responded with a goal from the top draw. A lightning breakaway by Beckham saw the Englishman play a long ball to Donovan who played in Alan Gordon who finished off a cracking move. Pippo Inzaghi put Milan in front again after good work from Ronaldinho and Flamini only for Bryan Jordan to level the match from a Beckham corner.

Burton 1 – Nottingham Forest 4 (Friendly, July 18, 2009) Nathan Tyson helped himself to a 10-minute hat-trick against Football League new-boys Burton Albion. The striker opened his account moments into the second half, added a second six minutes later and completed his treble in the 56th minute. David McGoldrick, Forest’s £1million summer signing from Southampton, had put the Championship side ahead after half an hour. Robin Shroot beat Paul Smith for Burton’s late consolation.

Schalke 1 – Bayern Munich 2 (T-Home Cup, July 19, 2009) Breno fired Bayern into the lead which was quickly doubled by an og from Benedikt Howedes. Halil Altintop reduced the deficit with a close range header.

Stuttgart 0 – Hamburg 3 (T-Home Cup, July 19, 2009) Hamburg cruised past Stuttgart thanks to goals from Collin Benjamin, Jonathan Pitroipa and Mladen Petric.

Nancy 1 – Juventus 1 (Friendly, July 19, 2009) Amauri opener for the Old Lady was cancelled out by Abdeslam Ouaddou strike on the stroke of halftime.

Willem II 0 – PAOK 2 (Friendly, July 19, 2009) A goal in each half by Muslimovic and Anastasakos handed the Greeks victory.

Athletic Bilbao 2 – Anderlecht 2 (Friendly, July 18, 2009) Suarez and De Sutter fired the Belgians into a 2-nil lead but Bilbao came back to tie courtesy of goals from De Marcos and Gurpegi. Anderlecht won the match 3-2 on penalties.

Paderborn 0 – Borussia Dortmund 2 (Friendly, July 18, 2009) Dimitar Rangelov and Mohamed Zidan scored in each half for Dortmund.

St Etienne 2 – Dinamo Bucharest 0 (Friendly, July 17, 2009)


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