Goals, penalty kicks and highlights: Real Madrid 3-2 Arsenal, 2019 ICC
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9:22 PM3 years ago
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9:22 PM3 years ago


FULL-TIME: Real Madrid 2-2 Arsenal (3-2 pens) (Bale '56, Asensio '59 - Lacazette pen '10, Aubameyang '24)


A good run-out for both sides who gave minutes to a mix of both youth and first-team talent. Arsenal dominated the first-half after Nacho's early sending off, but Real Madrid turned on the style in the second period after Sokratis was dismissed and the numbers evened up. Gareth Bale will steal the headlines despite having his poor penalty saved in the shootout, after an exceptional 45 minutes.


Arsenal's ICC campaign is over for another year as they finish on seven points with a good shot at winning the whole thing. Real have two points and face Madrid rivals Atletico in their final fixture of the campaign on Saturday.


Thank you for joining my live coverage of tonight's game from FedEx Field - and goodnight!

9:12 PM3 years ago


Robbie Burton... MISSES! Heartbreak for the young Welshman and Real Madrid win the shootout, earning two points from the tie whilst Arsenal take just the one. (3-2)
9:11 PM3 years ago


Vinicius Jr... SCORES! Four each. (3-2)
9:10 PM3 years ago


Monreal... MISSES! Huge! (2-2)
9:09 PM3 years ago


Rapahel Varane... SCORES! (2-2)
9:09 PM3 years ago


Bukayo Saka... SCORES! (1-2)
9:08 PM3 years ago


Isco... SCORES! (1-1)
9:07 PM3 years ago


Granit Xhaka... MISSES! Real Madrid back in it! (0-1)
9:07 PM3 years ago


Gareth Bale... SAVED! Oh dear, oh dear. Hero to zero. (0-1)
9:06 PM3 years ago


Reiss Nelson... SCORES! (0-1)
9:01 PM3 years ago


FT: Real Madrid 2-2 Arsenal (Bale '56, Asensio '59 - Lacazette pen '10, Aubameyang '24) This 10-a-side contest is off to penalties.

8:59 PM3 years ago

Arsenal substitution

'90+2: Worth noting that way back when in the 75th minute, Nelson came in for Mkhitaryan. Could play a huge role in the shootout, should we have one.
8:57 PM3 years ago

Added time

There will be FOUR additional minutes. If the scores stay level, we go to penalties.
8:56 PM3 years ago


52,826 is the attendance at FedEx Field this evening.
8:55 PM3 years ago

Two HUGE chances for Arsenal

'88: Nketiah nearly wins it for Arsenal again, firstly played through one-on-one off a long ball but is denied by Courtois. Then has a clear header at the back post but the ball edges wide, somehow. 
8:46 PM3 years ago

Real Madrid penalty appeal and chance

'80: Bale goes wide with the outside of his left boot, shortly after a Vinicius Jr penalty appeal was waved away. Was soft.
8:43 PM3 years ago

HUGE Arsenal chance

'76: The ball drops for Saka who shoots and causes problems in the Real Madrid box. Eventually Bale rescues Los Blancos with a clearance off the line. Zidane may have something to think about here.
8:42 PM3 years ago

Arsenal substitutions

'75: Arsenal's young starlet Nketiah replaces Lacazette. He's scored three times in two games in this competition, including both winners.

ON: Nketiah, Saka, Burton.

OFF: Lacazette, Ozil, Aubameyang.

8:39 PM3 years ago

Arsenal corner and chance

'72: A rare burst forward for the Gunners results in a corner. Monreal gets his head to Mkhitaryan's delivery but Courtois collects comfortably.
8:37 PM3 years ago

Real Madrid corner

'70: Bale causing problems down the left side again and Arsenal are effectively clinging on for penalties.
8:34 PM3 years ago

Real Madrid substitutions

'68: The kids are on.

ON: De La Fuente, Fidalgo, Seoane, Vinicius Jr.

OFF: Ramos, Kroos, Modric, Asensio.

8:31 PM3 years ago

Asensio injured

'64: Real Madrid's second goalscorer Asensio is screaming in pain on the ground. A stretcher is brought onto the field and this doesn't look good. Subs on the way.
8:30 PM3 years ago

Real Madrid dominating

'62: How the tables have turned. Real Madrid are all over Arsenal, Marcelo's introduction is a stroke of genius from Zidane. Jenkinson is having no luck down his right side.
8:26 PM3 years ago


'59: GOAL!! Marco Asensio rounds off the comeback in three minutes and Real Madrid are level. Arsenal have been lacklustre since the restart and it's game on. Assisted by Marcelo.
8:23 PM3 years ago


'56: GOAL! Who else? Real Madrid are right back in this one and it's the forgotten man, Gareth Bale, who tucks it home! Arsenal complaining about something.
8:21 PM3 years ago


'52: Real Madrid go so close from distance as the substitute Asensio smashes the post with a left-footed drive.  Varane put the rebound wide.
8:18 PM3 years ago

Real Madrid corner

'50: Real Madrid are picking up how they left off, dominating proceedings and pressing Arsenal hard. Bale's seen a lot of the ball and they've just forced the Premier League side to concede a corner, to no avail.
8:13 PM3 years ago

Substitutions. Lots of them.

There's a whole host of substitutions as we start the second half.

Real Madrid:

ON: Courtois, Bale, Marcelo, Odriozola, Asensio, Isco.

OFF: Navas, Hazard, Mendy, Carvajal, Benzema, Vazquez.


ON: Monreal.

OFF: Willock.

8:06 PM3 years ago

Arsenal dominant

Arsenal have had the better of the possession, shots and completed passes after the first-half. Real Madrid slowly came back into it before the break so this is still anyone's.
8:04 PM3 years ago

Bale is coming on

Looks like Bale is coming on at half-time. Putting differences aside with Zidane to rescue this game for the Spanish side.
7:54 PM3 years ago


HT: Real Madrid 0-2 Arsenal (Lacazette pen '10, Aubameyang '24) Benzema went close just before the break but the previous 40 minutes were poor and see Arsenal cruising at the interval. Not over yet, though, especially with the newfound level playing field after both Nacho and Sokratis were sent off at the beginning and end of the half respectively. What a half.

7:47 PM3 years ago


'40: SECOND YELLOW FOR SOKRATIS! Two bookings just moments apart see the Greek defender dismissed. We're even on the field but still well apart in the score.
7:44 PM3 years ago

Jenkinson looking lively

'38: Looked shaky at the back initially but in his RWB role, the out-of-favour Jenkinson has put in some excellent deliveries so far. Lacazette wide just a moment later.
7:42 PM3 years ago

Real Madrid lacklustre

'35: A tame free-kick is delivered by Kroos, Real Madrid really not impressing. 
7:38 PM3 years ago


The handshake was back out for the second!
7:36 PM3 years ago

Real Madrid chance

'28: Modric blazes over from 25-yards as Real Madrid try desperately to get back into this one. Arsenal still on top.
7:33 PM3 years ago

Real Madrid booking

'26: Carvajal booked for a reckless challenge from behind on Mesut Ozil, pulls his shirt as well. Poor from Real Madrid once more.
7:30 PM3 years ago


'24: GOAL! 2-0 ARSENAL! Beautiful flick from Lacazette puts Aubameyang through who rounds Navas and scores despite the best efforts of Ramos on the line.
7:26 PM3 years ago


A delightful sight for Arsenal fans. 
7:25 PM3 years ago

Real Madrid corner

'17: Corner to Real Madrid. First real venture forward for 15 minutes.
7:24 PM3 years ago

Real Madrid substitution

'16: Jovic is substituted early as Varane makes his way on.
7:21 PM3 years ago

Arsenal chance

'14: Vazquez takes a poor touch and Mkhitaryan has a clean shot on goal but Navas is down low to save well.
7:20 PM3 years ago


'13: Corner to Arsenal. Real Madrid all over the place.
7:18 PM3 years ago


'10: GOAL! 1-0 ARSENAL! Lacazette hits both posts with his effort from 12-yards and the Gunners are just about in front. Navas unlucky. 
7:16 PM3 years ago


'8: PENALTY TO ARSENAL AND RED CARD REAL MADRID! Lacazette rounds Navas and his effort is saved by the left hand of Nacho who was already booked. The Spaniard is off.
7:14 PM3 years ago

Arsenal chance

'6: Ozil stings the palms of Navas with his effort from the free-kick. Willock attempted a follow-up from just inside the box but this was blocked. Nacho was booked for the previous challenge. Real look shaky as Arsenal press high.
7:12 PM3 years ago

Mistake from Real Madrid

'5: Arsenal win a free-kick on the edge of the box after Nacho hacks down Kolasinac as he broke free.
7:09 PM3 years ago

Late change

'2: Arsenal have announced a late change to their line-up, with Jenkinson in for Maitland-Niles.
7:07 PM3 years ago

Here we go!

'1: We're underway! Real Madrid kick-off and are shooting from right to left.
7:04 PM3 years ago
The teams are on their way out in Washington, kick-off is imminent!
7:00 PM3 years ago

Will Eden Hazard continue to haunt Arsenal?

The Belgian's record of seven goals and three assists in 19 games against the North London club has been heavily referenced in the build-up to this one - will his run continue with Los Blancos?

6:33 PM3 years ago

30 minutes to go

Despite his row with Zinedine Zidane this week, Gareth Bale starts on the bench for Real. Arsenal field a mix of youth and first-team experience with their trio of talismen, Aubameyang, Ozil and Lacazette all in the line-up.

Hazard and Jovic start for Madrid as Zidane lists a strong eleven.

6:12 PM3 years ago

Arsenal line-up

Martinez, Maitland-Niles, Chambers, Sokratis, Kolasinac, Willock, Xhaka, Mhkitaryan, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette.


6:00 PM3 years ago

Real Madrid line-up

Navas, Carvajal, Ramos, Nacho, Kroos, Benzema, Modric, Lucas Vazquez, Jovic, Mendy, Hazard.
5:46 PM3 years ago

The stage is set

Welcome back to VAVEL USA for tonight's International Champions Cup clash between Real Madrid and Arsenal. Stay tuned for team news, live coverage and read back for the match preview. Tonight's game will take place at FedEx Field, home of American Football side Washington Redskins...
5:40 PM3 years ago

Kick-off time

Confirmation that tonight's game will begin 12:06am. If you can spare the extra six minutes to join us, we'd greatly appreciate it!


12:02 PM3 years ago

Will this man be back on the scoresheet tonight?

10:42 AM3 years ago

Unai Emery quotes

Emery has all but confirmed the loan signing of Ceballos and implied that he'll be fielding experienced players for tonight's game.

"At the beginning I want to take more minutes with the players thinking about our progress for the first match against Newcastle. But also, we are going to use some young players at the beginning or during the match to continue trying with this difficult capacity against Real Madrid.

"We were speaking about the possibility to sign one player on loan and we have different names. The club was working on that. Ceballos is a very good player."


6:08 AM3 years ago
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5:50 AM3 years ago

What is the International Champions Cup

The International Champions Cup is a pre-season friendly tournament consisting of 12 teams in a league style format. Each club plays three games against other sides in the competition and whoever accumulates the most points is the champion - with head-to-head results and then goal difference deciding the winner in the likely event of a points clash.

Games which end in a draw go straight to penalty shootouts, with wins from the spot awarded two points and losses just the one.

5:49 AM3 years ago

Team News

Arsenal haven't suffered with injuries as of yet on their tour of the US, though Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin aren't ready for action yet as they continue to recover from lengthy injuries. It is likely to the Gunners will start most of their first-team talent having not done so against Fiorentina. Nketiah should get another run-out in Maryland.

Real have no injuries or suspensions of note and could also field mostly first-team talent as they look to bounce back from the Bayern loss.

5:48 AM3 years ago

Real big spenders

Real have spent just under £300m in the window as of now, signing five players to permanent deals at the Bernabeu. The most prominent of which is Belgian winger Eden Hazard who demanded an £88m fee to make the switch to Spain. The club have also snapped up in-demand Eintracht Frankfurt winger Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy and Brazilians Eder Militao and Rodrygo.

5:48 AM3 years ago

A busy week ahead in a lacklustre transfer window

Emery has failed to provide much in the way of signings since the transfer window opened back in May. Gabriel Martinelli is the club's only addition thus far and the forward struck last in the Gunners' 3-0 win over Colorado Rapids last Tuesday. Despite this, Real are set to loan midfielder Ceballos to the Emirates any time in the next few days and Saint-Etienne defender Saliba looks to be joining and being sent back on loan to spend a final season with the French club.

5:44 AM3 years ago


The two clubs last met over a decade ago in the Emirates Cup, though the 0-0 draw at the Emirates in 2006 that saw Arsenal through to the Champions League last eight was the most recent competitive showing.

5:43 AM3 years ago

Real Madrid struggling

Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid struggled in their only game of the pre-season tournament, succumbing to a 3-1 defeat to the same Bayern side that Arsenal defeated. After their poor La Liga campaign last season, the Frenchman will be hoping to restart his steering of the ship with victory over the Gunners tonight.

5:40 AM3 years ago

Arsenal off to a flyer

Arsenal's tough International Champions Cup campaign started tremendously last Thursday with a 2-1 win over German champions Bayern Munich. Youngster Eddie Nketiah was the hero that day, scoring a late winner before netting a brace in their 3-0 triumph over Fiorentina three days later. The Premier League side are top of the table going into their final game and could well be crowned eventual winners should they be victorious against the 13-time European champions.