Thursday, 2 August 2018

Arsenal Won 6-5 With Chelsea Over Penalty Shot Out

Arsenal put down a small marker for the season ahead after edging out Chelsea 6-5 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in the International Champions Cup which was held in Dublin.

Alexandre Lacazette and Aubameyang

Chelsea Boss Maurizio Sarri has called on his Chelsea players to have fun playing his style of football and there weremuch smiles aplenty inside five minutes when they took the lead.

Cesc Fabregas drilled in a corner from the right and Rudiger, who was being marked by the diminutive Emile Smith Rowe, leapt highest from 12 yards and bulleted a header into the bottom corner.

Alexandre Lacazette celebrating Arsenal's equalizer        
 It was one-way traffic in the early stages with Hudson-Odoi causing Hector Bellerin an untold amount of woe on the left flank. He turned him inside-out on 12 minutes and Bellerin could only bring him down inside the area. Morata stepped up, but Petr Cech guessed right and palmed his effort away.

according to, Below are the player ratings on the tournament according

Arsenal: Cech (8), Bellerin (5), Mustafi (6), Sokratis (6), Kolasinac (6), Elneny (6), Smith Rowe (6), Guendouzi (7), Mkhitaryan (6), Aubameyang (6), Ozil (8)

Subs: Lacazette (7), Iwobi (6), Nelson (7), Maitland-Niles (6), Chambers (7),

Chelsea: Cabellero (6), Azpilicueta (7), Luiz (6), Rudiger (7), Alonso (6), Fabregas (7), Jorginho (7), Barkley (5), Pedro (6), Morata (5), Hudson-Odoi (9)

Subs: Drinkwater (6), Emerson (6), Bulka (8), Abraham (6), Loftus-Cheek (6), Bakayoko (6), Moses (6), Christensen (7), Zappacosta (7), Ampadu (7), Piazon (6)

Man of the match: Callum Hudson-Odoi
Hudson-Odoi slipped in Morata on 22 minutes but Cech was there to rescue Arsenal while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completely missed his kick at the back post after being found brilliantly by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Both teams resisted the urge to make wholesale changes after the break but the pace did drop, which suited Arsenal's passing style. Mesut Ozil got a grip of the game and chances started to fall their way, although Rudiger did manage to head a presentable chance wide on 58 minutes.

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