Report: Bayern Munich 1-0 Milan

first_imgLeon Goretzka scored the only goal of the match as Marco Giampaolo’s first game in charge of AC Milan resulted in a 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich at the International Champions Cup.Giampaolo arrived from Serie A rivals Sampdoria after Gennaro Gattuso stepped down as head coach of Milan at the end of the 2018-19 season.And Giampaolo oversaw defeat in Milan’s pre-season opener as Goretzka’s well-taken 48th-minute goal guided Bayern to their second ICC victory. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? New signing Theo Hernandez made his debut for Milan following his transfer from Real Madrid, while Paolo Maldini’s son – Daniel – was also in the starting XI for the Rossoneri.O̵c̵e̵a̵n̵’̵s̵ ̵e̵l̵e̵v̵e̵n̵Kansas’ 11 #BayernMilan #ICC2019 #FollowTheFlames— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 24, 2019Niko Kovac’s Bayern controlled proceedings in Kansas City, where clear-cut chances were few and far between in a tight opening 45 minutes.Maldini’s side-footed effort sailed just over the crossbar, while Bayern midfielder Renato Sanches fired a powerful strike just past the post.Hernandez’s bow ended prior to half-time as the French full-back was carried off on a stretcher with an ankle injury.Bayern managed to break the deadlock right on the stroke of half-time when Joshua Kimmich played a perfectly weighed pass to Goretzka, who took a touch before tucking the ball beyond Gianluigi Donnarumma in the 48th minute.First behind Coman, then in front of Alaba. Up and down all game. Some solid work from Phonzie tonight. #AudiFCBTour— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) July 24, 2019Patrick Cutrone – who has been linked to Premier League side Wolves – should have equalised for Milan after cutting out Niklas Sule’s pass across goal but the second-half substitute was denied by Sven Ulreich in a one-on-one situation with 26 minutes remaining.Bayern found the back of the net nine minutes from the end but Jann-Fiete Arp’s goal was ruled out for what appeared to be a handball, while David Alaba had an effort cancelled out for offside. read morelast_img read more

ESPN Names 8 Teams With Best Chance Of Going Undefeated

first_imgAmari Rodgers of Clemson plays in the national title game.SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Amari Rodgers #3 of the Clemson Tigers carries the ball against Christopher Allen #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tidein the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)College football is only a month and a half away. ESPN has updated its Football Power Index in anticipation of the upcoming season.One of the categories in FPI is a team’s percentage of going undefeated in the regular season. There are not many teams that accomplish this feat every year, and the percentages reflect that reality.Only three teams (Clemson, Alabama and Oklahoma) have a greater than 10 percent chance of going 12-0, according to the FPI. Only 12 teams have a one percent of greater shot.Eight teams check in at two percent or more. These are the eight teams ESPN thinks has the best chance of going undefeated this fall: Clemson – 48.9 percentAlabama – 14.2 percentOklahoma – 10.2 percentMichigan – 8.2 percentNotre Dame – 2.6 percentGeorgia – 2.5 percentUCF – 2.4 percentOregon – 2.4 percentClemson and Alabama being Nos. 1 and 2 shouldn’t surprise anyone. Michigan at No. 4 is interesting, considering the Wolverines have a very challenging schedule once again.The same could also be said for Notre Dame and Georgia. In fact, the Fighting Irish have to play the Bulldogs and Michigan during the regular season.You can view ESPN’s full FPI ratings here.last_img read more