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With hat-trick of Girelli, Italy win their second match on FWWC

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After being 20 years away from the Women’s World Cup, Italy came back with style. In a group with Australia and Brazil, everybody thought they would be the third strength. But what we saw on their first match, against the “Matildas”, was certainly a good surprise. They played well and got a 2-1 comeback. On their second match, against Jamaica, everybody was already waiting to see what they’ve got. And they showed. The fans who went to Reims saw a spectacular performance “Le Azzurre”.

The victory started soon. At the 12th minute, VAR awarded a penalty to Italy, after Barbara Bonansea was taken down by Allyson Swaby. The great Jamaican keeper Sydney Schneider, who made an amazing performance against Brazil, saved the penalty. However, she stepped off her line and Cristiana Girelli retook the spot kick and this time she scored. And it was the number 10 that found the net again, to score the equalizer. After a corner, Jamaica’s defense failed to clear the ball and Girelli used her thigh to put the ball inside the goal. 2-0 to Italy before the half-time.

The second half barely started, and Juventus’ number 10 appeared to score her hat-trick. At the 46th minute, she jumped ahead from Schneider and basically used her ear to score the goal. We could say that was a mistake from Jamaica’s keeper, once she could’ve done better on the play. However, it was the 3-0. And more 2 were coming.

At the 65th minute, Italy’s manager Milena Bertolini brought Aurora Galli into the pitch. And she scored not only the fourth but also the fifth goal for “Le Azzure”. Her first was at the 71st minute. A brilliant goal from outside the box. It was so powerful that even touching the ball, the keeper couldn’t save it. The last one had a perfect pass from Manuela Giugliano and Galli made the goal even better. She rounded the keeper and fired the ball to an empty net. 5-0 to Italy, making them the third team with 100% on the group stage.

Unfortunately, for the Reggae Girlz, with the second lost, they aren’t going to the round of 16. But it was their first appearance in the World Cup and I’m sure they will come stronger the next time. In their last match, they still can surprise and get a victory over Australia. Who knows?! Italy, on the other hand, will face Brazil, who will fight with all they got for a victory. Whatever happens on next match, the Italians are already qualified for the round of 16. But getting a victory, finishing with 100% and being the top of the group is always better.

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Sevilla beat Liverpool 2-1 and keep 100% in preseason friendlies

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Sevilla keep their 100% in the pre-season friendlies as they beat Liverpool 2-1 on Sunday night. Nolito and Alejandro Pozo scored for the Spaniards in the match held in Boston, as Origi cashed for the Reds. Jurgen Klopp sent a mixed-up team to the pitch, as he doesn’t have their front-three nor his goalkeeper available.

Liverpool started the game with Lonergan, Van Dijk, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Philips, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Wilson, Chamberlain, Woodburn, and Origi. Sevilla took to the field Sergio Rico, Daniel Carrico, Diego Carlos, Reguilon, Jesus Navas, Banega, Fernando, Ocampos, Joan Jordan, Nolito, and De Jong.

With 37 minutes on the clock, Sevilla opened the scoring: Nolito received down the left and slotted a wonderful goal straight into Lonergan’s top corner. 1-0 Sevilla.

Seemed like the first half would end up like this, but Origi capitalized on a loose ball to level the match. 1-1 with 44 minutes on the clock.

Sevilla even lost Joris Gnagnon for a red card after a disgusting foul on Liverpool’s Larouci. When everyone thought the game was faded to this 1-1, 10-man Sevilla bright as at 90 minutes, Munir made a good move on the left and rolled in the middle for the young Pozo. He controlled the ball, rounded goalkeeper Mignolet and fired home into the empty nets. 2-1 Sevilla.

This was the fourth friendly played by Sevilla in the pre-season. And the fourth victory. The Spaniard had beaten Simba (Tanzania) by 5-4, Reading by 2-1 and Dallas by 3-1. The club has three more scheduled games: against Hoffenheim and Granada.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have also reached four friendlies played in that pre-season. The Reds defeated Tranmere Rovers 6-0 and Bradford City 3-1 but got beaten by Borussia Dortmund on Friday, 3-2. The Reds now have games against Sporting, Napoli, and Lyon.

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Harry Kane Puskas’ Goal Guarantees Spurs 3-2 Win Over Juventus

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Anthological! Thus should be defined the Harry Kane’s goal on Sunday morning in Singapore, which guaranteed the 3-2 Spurs triumph against Juventus in the International Champions Cup. After the 2-2 draw was kept until the last minutes, the English striker surprised the goalkeeper Szczesny and brought the stadium to madness! Before Kane’s masterpiece, Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura, Gonzalo Higuain, and Cristiano Ronaldo scored.

We can say that the game was friendly only on paper. With much intensity, Tottenham dominated the first half and built the advantage through Lamela, who capitalized on a rebounded ball by Buffon.

The Spurs were better during the first half, but it seemed like the London club did not come back to the pitch up to score more goals. Smart Maurizio Sarri introduced Higuain as Juventus quickly fired back. With 15 minutes into the second half, the Italians completed the comeback through Higuain himself, and the Portuguese star CR7.

Pochettino introduced Lucas Moura, as the Brazilian showed opportunism to leave everything the same. 2-2.

When everything seemed solved, Kane took out the unpredictable from the hat and wrapped up the game in an absurd goal from the midfield.

Lucas won the ball in his defensive half and played with Kane, who, in a mad-moment, took the risk to attempt from down the midfield. The ball made all the way into the net, looping over Szczesny, who even tried to save it, but he wasn’t really expecting that. None of us were, to be honest. 3-2 Tottenham.

After losing to the Spurs, Juventus will face Inter Milan next Wednesday and Atletico Madrid on August 10.

Meanwhile, the Spurs have three more scheduled preseason appointments. For the International Champions Cup, Tottenham will take Manchester United and Inter Milan. Between the two games, Pochettino leads the team against Real Madrid on 30 July in another friendly tournament.

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Dortmund beat Liverpool 3-2 in a friendly in the US

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Borussia Dortmund defeated Liverpool 3-2 on Friday in a preseason friendly match at the University of Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana, United States. Paco Alcacer, Thomas Delaney and Jacob Larsen scored for the German team, as youngsters Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster, discounted for the European Champions.

As expected, the two teams started out with a lot of reserves in the field and changed all the players in the second half. Unlike the German team, which already has a large part of the squad available, Liverpool still cannot count with a few key players such as Congolese Naby Keita, Senegalese Sadio Mane, the Egyptian King, Mohamed Salah, and Brazilians Roberto Firmino, and Alisson Becker.

This was Liverpool’s third friendly, as they had beaten Tranmere Rovers 6-0 and then beat Bradford City 3-1 before traveling to the United States.

Borussia got their second win in the preseason two days after beating American side Seattle Sounders 3-1.

So let’s get into the game. Under the hot weather at Indiana, manager Jurgen Klopp’s former club Borussia opened the scoring in just three minutes into the game, with the Spanish Paco Alcacer taking advantage of poor defense from the English defense.

At 34, the Brazilian Fabinho played with Ryan Kent, who did the light-cut and left Harry Wilson in conditions to level the game. 1-1.

In the second half, Borussia again was quick to return to the lead with a goal scored by Thomas Delaney with 53 on the clock.

Shortly after, at 58, Jacob Larsen expanded to the German team.

Liverpool even responded at 75, as captain Jordan Henderson let Rhian Brewster take the Penalty which he scored, but it wasn’t enough to equalize it. 3-2 Dortmund.

Well, it was a good win for Dortmund, who beat the European Champions. As for Liverpool, there’s no better time to lose games than now. It’s preferable to lose all the preseason matches and go unbeaten in the Premier League to win the title.

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