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Friday August 2 2019
Lukaku out of Man Utd squad

Unsurprisingly, Romelu Lukaku and Matteo Darmian are left out of the Manchester United squad facing Milan in a friendly.

The International Champions Cup tie is in Cardiff on Saturday evening at 17.30 UK time.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named his travelling party for the game, but left out Lukaku and Darmian.

Both are believed to be on the market and Lukaku has skipped the last few friendly games, officially due to injury.

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Friday August 2 2019
Milan squad for Man Utd

Milan named their squad for the International Champions Cup game against Manchester United, with Andre Silva, but not Lucas Paqueta.

The Rossoneri’s third and final game of the summer tournament kicks off at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday at 17.30 UK time.

Coach Marco Giampaolo has called up 22 players for the trip, including Andre Silva, who is reported to be in advanced talks for a transfer to Monaco.

However, Paqueta does not make the journey due to a slight injury.

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Monday July 29 2019
Friendlies: Benfica beat Milan

Milan made it successive defeats, losing 1-0 to Benfica in the International Champions Cup, but Marco Giampaolo felt his side did ‘much better’.

A deflected finish from ex- Milan attacker Adel Taarabt decided the game in Benfica’s favour, but Giampaolo – while accepting his team still had a ‘lot’ of work to do – saw signs of progress.

The result says nothing, it doesn’t necessarily mean the team has a certain attitude,” the Coach said after the game.

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Sunday July 28 2019
Line-ups: Milan-Benfica

Fabio Borini starts in central midfield for Milan against Benfica in the International Champions Cup this evening.

Borini joins Lucas Biglia and Hakan Calhanoglu in Milan’s three-man engine room, with Suso the No 10 behind Samu Castillejo and Krzysztof Piatek.

Elsewhere, Marco Giampaolo shakes up his defence, bringing in Alessio Romagnoli, Mateo Musacchio and Ricardo Rodriguez, the latter of whom replaces the injured Theo Hernandez.

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Sunday July 28 2019
Giampaolo: Too early for details

Marco Giampaolo said Milan are “working on macro-principles right now, then we need to get into the details” ahead of their Benfica match.

The Rossoneri continue their International Champions Cup campaign in America by taking on Benfica, but Patrick Cutrone has already flown back to Italy for advanced negotiations with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

“I have always protested against having the transfer window open all the way up to the start of the season. I’ve never understood it and I never will,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Thursday July 25 2019
Montella: More Fiorentina positives

Fiorentina fell to another preseason defeat on Wednesday, but Coach Vincenzo Montella maintains he saw ‘so many positives’ from his players.

Fiorentina followed up their 3-0 loss to Arsenal in the Interntional Champions Cup with a 2-1 reverse to Benfica, Caio scoring a 93rd-minute winner for the Portuguese champions.

Nonetheless, Montella said after the game: “I saw so many positives, it was important to impose ourselves in this tournament.

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Wednesday July 24 2019
Conte: 'Inter need intensity'

Antonio Conte called for more intensity from Inter after their encounter with Juventus. “We must always be irritated by defeat.”

The Nerazzurri had taken the lead through a Matthijs de Ligt own goal, but it was cancelled out by a deflected Cristiano Ronaldo free kick and Juve won the International Champions Cup tie on a penalty shoot-out.

“I think that there were improvements since the game against Manchester United,” Conte told Inter TV.

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Wednesday July 24 2019
Sensi: 'Inter on right track'

Stefano Sensi assures Inter are “on the right track” under new Coach Antonio Conte after a 1-1 draw with Juventus.

The Nerazzurri lost the penalty shoot-out in this International Champions Cup tie in Nanjing, after Matthijs de Ligt saw an own goal cancelled out by Cristiano Ronaldo.

“The Coach had asked us for intensity and to go chase down the opponents,” former Sassuolo midfielder Sensi told Inter TV.

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Wednesday July 24 2019
Sarri: 'Juve changing mentality'

Maurizio Sarri warned “it takes a while to change mentality” at Juventus after their 1-1 draw with Inter, but Gigi Buffon is “a born fighter.”

The Bianconeri were held to a 1-1 draw by Inter in Nanjing, winning a penalty shoot-out thanks to three Gigi Buffon spot-kick saves for their first International Champions Cup points.

Matthijs de Ligt had scored an own goal in his first start for Juve, cancelled out by a deflected Cristiano Ronaldo free kick.

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Wednesday July 24 2019
Ronaldo: 'Inter among toughest rivals'

Cristiano Ronaldo feels Juventus deserved their victory, but had plenty of praise for Inter too. “They’re one of our toughest rivals.”

The Portugal international saw his free kick deflected to cancel out a Matthijs de Ligt own goal in the 1-1 International Champions Cup draw, although Gigi Buffon saved three penalties in the shoot-out.

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