In the final stretch of pre-season, four major European clubs entered the field for friendlies in the United States last Wednesday night. Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Arsenal won their matches, but Chelsea end up defeated. Check the summary of the duels.
HAALAND DOESN'T RELEASE, BUT DE BRUYNE SHINES
Current two-time English champions, Manchester City faced América de México in Houston, Texas, and Pep Guardiola's team won 2-1. Belgian Kevin De Bruyne scored twice, while Henry Martín scored for the Latinos.
The game could mark the debut of Erling Haaland, City's main signing for the season, but the number 9 did not leave the bench. Who played was also recently signed Julián Álvarez, ex-River Plate.
MANÉ AND DE LIGT SCORE, AND BAYERN GOLEIA
In the capital Washington, Bayern Munich faced D.C. United and took no notice of the Americans. Julian Nagelsmann's team won 6-2. The game marked the debuts of Sadio Mané and Matthijs de Ligt, who scored.
The Senegalese forward opened the scoring with a penalty kick, while the Dutch defender scored in the second half after a corner. Gnabry, Sabitzer, Zirkzee and Müller completed the scoring. Skage Lehland and Theo Dipietro made it for the owners of the house.
GABRIEL MARTINELLI BRAND IN TRIUMPH OF ARSENAL
Arsenal faced Orlando City, in the state of Florida, and beat the Americans 3-1. One of the highlights was Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli, who opened the scoring just five minutes after Lokonga's assist.
Who also started playing was defender Pablo Marí, ex-Flamengo. In the second half, coach Mikel Arteta promoted the entries of Brazilians Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Magalhães. In the Orlando team, Alexandre Pato, Antônio Carlos and Júnior Urso played.
CHELSE LOSES ON PENALTIES TO MIGUEL ÁNGEL RAMÍREZ'S TEAM
Another Englishman to take the field in the fourth was Chelsea. In North Carolina, the Blues faced Charlotte and the teams drew 1-1 in normal time. Pulisic opened the scoring in the first half, while Daniel Ríos left everything even in stoppage time.
In the penalty shootout, the hosts converted the five kicks, with Ríos, Makoun, Walkes, Mora and Jozwiak, and won 5-3. Gallagher wasted his kick for Thomas Tuchel's team. Havertz, Chilwell and Sterling scored.