Liverpool started the new English football season on the right foot by beating (3-1) their great rival Manchester City on Saturday evening in the traditional Community Shield, with a goal from their star rookie Darwin Nunez which eclipsed Erling Haaland (clumsy ). Exceptionally disputed in Leicester, due to the holding of the England-Germany final of the Women’s Euro football at Wembley yesterday at the start of the evening, this match between the defending champion and the winner of the FA Cup obviously has a very low predictive value, but it was full of promise for the coming season.
Germany, Netherlands and Portugal Supercups
In Germany, Bayern Munich, with Sadio Mané scoring for his first official match, won (5-3, half-time 3-0) against Leipzig on the lawn of the Red Bull Arena on Saturday evening, winning his 10th Supercup from Germany. Julian Nagelsmann’s players took control of the game in the first half with goals from Jamal Musiala, Sadio Mané and Benjamin Pavard. Marcel Halstenberg reduced the score for Leipzig before Serge Gnabry restored a three-goal lead to Munich. Christophe Nkunku (from a penalty) and Dani Olmo revived the hosts, but Leroy Sané ended Leipzig’s hopes in stoppage time.
For its part, PSV Eindhoven won its 13th Dutch Super Cup by winning (5-3, half-time 2-1) against Ajax on Saturday evening at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, three days before a trip to Monaco in the first leg of the 3rd preliminary round of the Champions League (C1). Against the defending champion, the men of Ruud van Nistelrooy, new coach of the Cup winners, won thanks to three goals from Guus Til and the achievements of Cody Gakpo and Xavi Simons – the young defector (19) from Paris SG. Ajax, now coached by Alfred Schreuder, successor to Erik ten Hag who left for Manchester United, had opened the scoring by Steven Bergwijn – who arrived this summer from Tottenham. And in Portugal, FC Porto, defending champion, won the 23rd Super Cup in its history on Saturday evening by winning against the Tondela club (3-0) at the Aveiro stadium, thanks in particular to a double of the attacking Taremi.
In addition, ten days before the European Super Cup – match between the winner of the C1 and the winner of the Europa League (C3) – Real Madrid outclassed Juventus Turin (2-0) on Saturday in Pasadena, California. , thanks in particular to a goal from Karim Benzema. The French international, one of the favorites for the Ballon d’Or trophy, opened the scoring with a penalty before Marco Asensio sealed the success of the winners of the last C1. Real has therefore ideally prepared for the European Super Cup, which will take place on August 10 in Helsinki and where it will face Eintracht Frankfurt. Also in the United States, FC Barcelona concluded its American tour on Saturday evening with a victory (2-0) against the New York Red Bulls, thanks to goals from Ousmane Dembélé and Memphis Depay.
Women’s Copa America
Finally, also on Saturday, Brazil won the Women’s Copa America by winning (1-0) in the final against Colombia, which was playing in front of more than 20,000 of its supporters in Bucaramanga (northeast of the country). Debinha scored the winning goal, from the penalty spot, for the Brazilians.
Liverpool started the new English football season on the right foot by beating (3-1) their great rival Manchester City on Saturday evening in the traditional Community Shield, with a goal from their star rookie Darwin Nunez which eclipsed Erling Haaland (clumsy ). Exceptionally disputed in Leicester, due to the holding of the England-Germany final of the Women’s Football Euro in…
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