Bayern Munich canter to win over Chelsea in ICC opener

Franck Ribery of Bayern Munich taking a wefie with fans outside the Ritz Carlton Millenia hotel upon arriving in Singapore yesterday. Bayern are one of three European football giants playing in this week's International Champions Cup at the National
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26 July, 2017

The Spaniard made an nearly instant impact when he nodded on a corner to allow Batshuayi to stab home from close range in the 86th minute but Bayern held on for victory in front of 48,500 fans packed into the Singapore National Stadium.

Like Conte, Ancelotti brushed off the significance of Chelsea's slow start, having seen his side suffer a 4-0 defeat to AC Milan.

This is the Blues first defeat for the first time in pre-season after beating Arsenal 3-0 in their opening last weekend.

The defender then played a simple ball for Cutrone to slot home for his second of the match.

"Maybe today, they had more problems and Conte tried different players".

That advantage was soon doubled by Thomas Muller's close-range effort and Bayern's captain further increased their advantage with a wonderful solo effort just before the half-hour mark. The defensive organisation of Chelsea is always really good.

"At the moment, he looks more efficient in front of goal and that's important for us".

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Morata scored 15 goals in La Liga last season from just 14 starts, while Lukaku narrowly missed out on the Premier League golden boot with 25 goals for Everton.

Chelsea improved before half-time and enjoyed a spell of pressure that culminated in Alonso pulling a goal back, arrowing the ball across Tom Starke and in after Victor Moses' low cross found him unmarked on the left side of the penalty area.

Morata flew out to Singapore and linked up with the Chelsea squad after completing a £70m move from Real Madrid and putting pen to paper on a five-year deal last week.

Bayern has brought in midfielders Corentin Tolisso and Sebastian Rudy in the off-season, as well as playmaker James Rodriguez and forward Serge Gnabry.

Antonio Conte introduced Blues' newly-acquired Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid in the second half for his debut before Michy Batshuayi tapped home with four minutes to play to make it 2-3.

'It's not easy to speak about the impact of Alvaro because he's only been with us two days and he needs to work and find his feet, and understand our idea of football, ' Conte said after the game.


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