International Champions Cup
The pre-season tournament that takes place in China, Singapore, and the US kicked off Tuesday to the delight of local crowds, and high profile teams will continue to face off in unusual locations over the coming days. The Manchester Derby of United and City saw United win 2-0 at NRG Stadium, the home of the Houston Texans NFL team.
Shanghai Stadium in China saw the match between European giants Bayern Munich and Arsenal end in penalties following a 1-1 full-time score, in which Arsenal got the points after winning the shootout 3-2.
This weekend sees more exciting action on foreign soil!
Saturday: FC Bayern Munich v AC Milan
Sunday: Juventus Turin v FC Barcelona
Sunday: Paris Saint Germain v Tottenham Hotspur
Liverpool, Leicester City, West Bromwich Albion, and Crystal Palace have made their way to the Hong Kong tournament for a four-team knockout competition, which takes place over two days in front of a sold out Cantonese audience.
The opening round on Wednesday featured a 2-0 win by Liverpool over Crystal Palace, and a nail biting Leicester City v West Bromwich Albion 1-1 draw with Leicester winning 7-6 on pens.
Saturday’s events will see the two winners face off following the game for 3rd place.
Third-place playoff: West Brom v Crystal Palace
Final: Leicester City v Liverpool