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Result: MLS star’s trick shot penalty goes horribly wrong

Josef Martinez shook off the embarrassment of a dreadful penalty miss to seal Atlanta United’s 2-0 win over DC United as the defending Major League Soccer champions moved up to second in the Eastern Conference. Pity Martinez came off the bench to break the deadlock in the 89th minute before Josef Martinez sealed the victory in injury time on Sunday. DC United, who were without former Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney, should have fallen behind midway through the second half but Josef Martinez’s elaborate attempt sailed high over the crossbar. Hay veces que hasta los mejores fallan y @JosefMartinez17 se equivoca.#ATLvDC | 0-0 pic.twitter.com/lXpbJX9EiA — Fútbol MLS (@futbolMLS) July 21, 2019 However, the Venezuela international made amends at the end as Atlanta moved three ...

Result: 10-man Sevilla heated fiery friendly with Liverpool

Ten-man Sevilla net a last-minute goal to edge out Liverpool by a 2-1 scoreline in Sunday night’s fiery pre-season friendly in Boston. Liverpool have suffered their second pre-season defeat in the space of 48 hours courtesy of losing 2-1 to Sevilla in a heated encounter in Boston. Alejandro Pozo netted a late winner for the Spanish side after Divock Origi had cancelled out Nolito‘s earlier effort, although the headlines will be dominated by Sevilla’s approach to the game. The La Liga team were fortunate to keep 11 men on the pitch during the first half, but the referee had no option but to dismiss Joris Gnangon for a late, aggressive challenge on Yasser Larouci. Liverpool started the game brightly with Origi being denied by Sergio Rico after being played through on goal, ...

Result: Ross County maintain perfect record in Betfred Cup

Billy McKay was at the double against St Johnstone. Billy McKay hit a double to earn a 2-1 win over St Johnstone and continue Ross County’s perfect Betfred Cup record. Scott Tanser gave the hosts an early lead from the penalty spot but their second defeat means they will crash out of the tournament before the knockout fixtures begin. Saints had six players back from injury following their midweek defeat by Montrose and Callum Hendry shook off a knock to start on the bench. They started well and Tom Grivosti conceded a penalty with a foul on Chris Kane. Tanser confidently converted in the eighth minute. The hosts continued to press. Danny Swanson shot over from Murray Davidson’s cutback and Michael O’Halloran hit the post from a tight angle with Keith Watson guarding the net after beating R...

Result: Harry Kane scores last-gasp halfway line winner as Spurs beat Juventus

Harry Kane scores a last-gasp winner from the halfway line as Tottenham Hotspur beat Juventus 3-2 in their International Champions Cup clash in Singapore. Harry Kane scored a sensational 93rd-minute winner from the halfway line to fire Tottenham Hotspur to a 3-2 victory over Juventus in their International Champions Cup clash in Singapore this afternoon. An entertaining contest looked set for penalties after Lucas Moura had equalised following quickfire goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo, which had cancelled out Erik Lamela‘s opener. However, Kane produced a moment of magic with the last meaningful kick of the game to lob Wojciech Szczesny from inside the centre circle as Spurs made a winning start to their pre-season campaign. © Reuters Maurizio Sarri named a strong te...

Result: Eden Hazard debuts as Real Madrid lose to Bayern Munich in Houston

Real Madrid begin their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign with a 3-1 loss to German champions Bayern Munich in Houston. Real Madrid began their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign with a 3-1 loss to German champions Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup. Corentin Tolisso, Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry scored the goals for the Bundesliga giants, who saw substitute goalkeeper Sven Ulreich receive his marching orders in the latter stages. Eden Hazard was amongst those to make his debut for Los Blancos, but there was no Gareth Bale with the Wales international left out of the squad altogether amid the speculation surrounding his future at the club. © Reuters A bright start from Madrid saw Karim Benzema and Isco both have efforts in the first four minutes – the offs...

Result: St Mirren up against it after East Kilbride penalty loss

St Mirren’s hopes of progressing in the Betfred Cup are hanging by a thread following a penalty shoot-out defeat to Lowland League outfit East Kilbride. After a goalless draw which earned both sides a point, the extra point was decided with a shoot out and East Kilbride triumphed 6-5. St Mirren had a chance to win on penalties after goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky saved Ryan Sinnamon’s effort but Danny Mullen blazed his spot-kick over the bar. Sub Cody Cooke was forced to retake his penalty as referee Colin Steven had not blown his whistle and his second effort was saved by the excellent Alan Martin. Ruari Paton then stepped up to win the shoot-out and St Mirren now face a tall order to progress from their group, having picked up four points from their opening three games, with just one game rema...

Result: Hamilton edge Partick Thistle on penalties after Ross Cunningham brace secures draw

The 21-year-old had previously appeared 17 times off the bench. Ross Cunningham marked his first Hamilton start with a double as Accies grabbed a bonus-point win against Partick Thistle with a 6-5 penalty shootout victory following a 2-2 draw. The 21-year-old had previously appeared 17 times off the bench but rewarded home boss Brian Rice’s decision to start him as he cancelled out Ryan Williamson’s opener before curling home a stunning second. Shea Gordon squared it up again though before Accies defender Aaron McGowan blew the chance to send Hamilton top of Group F when he blazed over with a penalty. That sent the game to a shootout, which Accies edged when Jags new-boy Rafa De Vita saw his attempt saved by Owain Fon Williams. Accies now close to within one point of Gary Caldwell’s leader...

Result: Hibs’ new boys claim crucial win over Alloa

Paul Heckingbottom’s new signings scored in the Betfred Cup. Hibernian were made to wait to seal a crucial 2-0 Betfred Cup win against Alloa with new signings Christian Doidge and Tom James scoring second-half goals on their Easter Road debuts. Wasps manager Peter Grant has a tough act to follow in Jim Goodwin but would have been pleased with the opening half-hour in Leith, in which the visitors looked a tough outfit to break down. Paul Heckingbottom lamented his side’s finishing in Stirling last weekend and would have felt the same in the first half hour, as Daryl Horgan and Florian Kamberi both hit efforts straight at Neil Parry from close range. It was the visitors who grew stronger in the first half as Alan Trouten flashed a volley wide. As the clock ticked closer to the interval...

Result: Wolves beat Manchester City on penalties to win Premier League Asia Trophy

Wolverhampton Wanderers win the Premier League Asia Trophy by seeing off Manchester City on penalties, with Saturday’s final in Shanghai having ended goalless. Wolverhampton Wanderers have won the Premier League Asia Trophy courtesy of a penalty-shootout victory over Manchester City in Shanghai. After Saturday’s final had ended goalless, Rui Patricio saved from Ilkay Gundogan, David Silva and Lukas Nmecha as Wolves prevailed by a 3-2 scoreline. Conor Coady and Max Kilman both missed for Wolves, although goals from Ryan Bennett, Taylor Perry and Ruben Vinagre proved enough to guide Wolves to glory on their first appearance in the tournament. City went straight onto the front foot at the Hongkou Stadium as Raheem Sterling forced an early save out of Patricio, while Kevin De Bruyn...

Result: Zlatan Ibrahimovic perfect hat-trick fires LA Galaxy to derby victory

The veteran Swede scored the perfect treble – right foot, left foot and header – in the 3-2 win over Los Angeles FC. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a perfect hat-trick as LA Galaxy enjoyed a 3-2 derby victory against Western Conference rivals Los Angeles FC. The 37-year-old this week claimed to be the best player in Major League Soccer, and few can argue after this display. Major. League. Zlatan. This hat trick from @Ibra_official 🔥👀 pic.twitter.com/9Ch4XtamvM — LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) July 20, 2019 Carlos Vela is the league’s top scorer and he opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the fourth minute. But Ibrahimovic equalised shortly afterwards with a stunning strike, controlling a long pass before lobbing the ball over the head of Eduard Atuesta and volleying the ball pas...

Result: Borussia Dortmund edge out Liverpool in entertaining pre-season friendly

Liverpool suffer their first setback of pre-season courtesy of a 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund at the Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana. Borussia Dortmund have edged out Liverpool by a 3-2 scoreline in Friday’s pre-season friendly at the Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana. Paco Alcacer‘s early effort for Dortmund was cancelled out by Harry Wilson, but Thomas Delaney and Jacob Bruun Larsen put the Bundesliga runners-up in charge by the hour mark. Rhian Brewster halved the deficit from the spot, although it was not enough to prevent Liverpool from suffering their first defeat since returning from the summer break. Despite the hot conditions, Liverpool went straight onto the front foot, but the Premier League side soon found themselves trailing when indecision in the penalty area allowed...

Result: James Scott scores twice as Motherwell thrash Morton

Morton hit for four. James Scott hit a double as Motherwell took control of Betfred Cup Group E with a 4-0 victory over Morton. The teenage striker scored in each half before Jermaine Hylton and Liam Donnelly both notched their second goals of the season. Scott was supported with an impressive new-look trio behind him. Sherwin Seedorf and Hylton caused all sorts of problems on the wings after coming off the bench to net in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Queen of the South, and Liam Polworth was involved in both of Scott’s goals as he filled the void created by David Turnbull’s knee surgery. Former Motherwell striker John Sutton sent a free header wide in the early stages but the hosts soon got a grip of proceedings. Scott forced a save and then diverted Jake Carrol’s strik...

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