Chelsea kicked off their 2018 International Champions Cup with a 5-4 victory over Inter Milan on penalties at the Allianz Riviera in Nice, France.
The Blues opened scoring early into the game, just 8 minutes on the clock after a defensive mishap around the right back-line of Inter allowed Morata to nip across and keep the ball in with some brilliant footwork. He shoots himself from the left and Handanovic deflects it into the path of Pedro, who drills home.
Watching Chelsea vs Inter Milan and Pedro is looking sharp. Looks like he will have the season of his life this year since he performs well with tikitaka kinda of football and that seems to be Sarri's style. 49th minutes and it's 1-1 pic.twitter.com/c6nJBJiYQY
— Bayonle Arashi (@midassoccer) July 28, 2018
49 minutes on, Gagliardini restored parity for the Italian side. Their speedy start to the second half got them back on equal footing as Icardi picks out a botched back-pass from Bakayoko, flies into the Chelsea box, and plays a pass right for his team-mate to drill home at the far-left post, despite Caballero landing a touch with his leg.
it all ended in penalties and the Blues were able toout-muscle the Italian team 5-4.
Both sides have two more games in the ICC before their domestic seasons get underway, though Chelsea split their remaining games with Arsenal in Dublin and Lyon at Stamford Bridge with a chance for silverware, when they face Manchester City in the Charity Shield at Wembley.
FT: Chelsea 1 – 1 Inter Milan (5-4 on Pens)
• Jorginho is 🔥
• Ampadu is better suited to #Sarriball
• Azpi perfect for RB
• Callum H-Odoi is ready to play senior football
• #Morata is…..smh
• #Bakayoko is…..bullshit
• Emerson better than Alonso 100% pic.twitter.com/yGSQbaCuv9
— MaSarriCFC📰 (@SarrifutbolCFC) July 28, 2018
As for Inter, they too face Lyon, back home in Italy at Stadio Via del Mare, before they conclude their pre-season away at Atletico Madrid.