First goal for Mane, Matthijs De Ligt as Bayern Munich Thump DC United

04 Aug 2022 | 08:33 | Football

New contract Sadio Mane and Matthijs De Ligt scored on his debut as Bayern Munich beat Major League Soccer’s DC United 6-2 in a friendly on Wednesday. Senegal international Mane, who joined Bayern from Liverpool last month in a reported $42 million transfer, has opened his account for the Bundesliga champions from the penalty spot. after five minutes. Mane’s free kick is awarded after DC United defender Donovan Pines makes a save Lucas Copado when the teenage striker broke into the box.

The strike soon set the tone for a one-way clash at Washington’s Audi Grounds that underscore the work facing the former England and Manchester United star Wayne Rooneyrecently appointed manager of the struggling MLS team.

Elsewhere, however, the MLS clubs’ mid-season form set them apart from their Premier League rivals as Minnesota United beat Everton 4-0 and Charlotte FC topped the penalty shootout. saved pre-season against Chelsea after holding a draw with the English giants. 1-1 draw in 90 minutes.

Arsenal, meanwhile, used two second-half goals to subdue Orlando City 3-1.

Bayern doubled the lead in the 12th minute when Marcel SabitzerDC United’s Jon Kempin has an incorrect shot from just outside the box.

Serge Gnabry made it 3-0 just before half-time, after Mane’s low pass in the 44th minute.

De Ligt then marked his move from Italy’s Juventus earlier this week with a goal on his debut after coming on as a first-half substitute.

The Dutch defender volleyed from the corner to make it 4-0 in the 47th minute.

Joshua Zirkzee added a touch after a patience building from Bayern to make it 5-0 in the 51st minute before Skage Lehland’s consoling effort for DC United three minutes later.

Theodore Ku-Dipietro added a second for DC United three minutes before German veteran Thomas Mueller made it 6-2 in injury time.

Matches in Charlotte and Orlando both started an hour later because of inclement weather.

In Charlotte, the excitement of seeing Raheem Sterling For the first time in a Chelsea shirt, the home team led 5-3 in the penalty shootout.

Chelsea dominated from the start and saw a series of unsuccessful early attempts against the US international Christianity Pulisic put them ahead in the 30th minute with a right-footed shot past Charlotte goalkeeper Kristijan Kahlina.

That opening goal was canceled out by a Daniel Rios penalty taken in the last minute of stoppage time.

England international Sterling, signed a five-year contract this month for a reported fee of £50 million ($59 million) after winning four Premier League titles with Manchester City, came on in the second half.

He nearly got his first goal in the 84th minute, but his left-footed shot was gone.

Arsenal pull away

It looked as though Chelsea would still go on with the win, but a Trevoh Chalobah handball helped Charlotte open the scoring and when Conor Gallagher’s penalty kick was saved in the penalty shootout, the MLS club could eat. happy.

In Orlando, Arsenal had their fourth win in a row pre-season.

Eddie Nketiah took the lead in the 66th minute and Reiss Nelson Seal it in 80.

The Gunners took the lead in the fifth minute when Gabriel Martinelli’s shot was narrowly deflected.

Uruguayan Facundo Torres pulled Orlando level in round 29 with a blistering shot past goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, but with their top players brought in at half-time, Arsenal withdrew after the hour. Vacation.

Arsenal and Chelsea will continue their preparations for the Premier League season when they meet in Orlando on Saturday.

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Everton go home after two disappointing defeats against United. They fell 2-0 to Arsenal in Baltimore on Saturday.

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