Live stream commentary: Bayern Munich vs. AC Milan 
Gnabry's goal vs. Real Madrid on Saturday
via Aaron M. Sprecher and Getty Images

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Final Impressions
Goretzka's goal in the final minute of stoppage time in the first half was the decider in this match, despite Bayern putting two other goals past Donnarumma which were called off. Bayern certainly dominated this match in both possession and in opportunities, however they lacked something in finishing.

This was Giampaolo's first match as Milan's manager, and it is clear that they still have a lot of work to do. However he gave some crucial time to some young players and the team never gave up despite being very outclassed. The injury to Theo Hernandez was very unfortunate, and should it be serious, will be a big regret from this match. 

FULL TIME: Bayern 1, Milan 0
That is the final whistle. A spirited friendly in the heat of Kansas City ends up with a Bayern Munich win.
Substitutions
90'+1 Brescianini and Mionic on for Borini and Castillejo
90' Alaba scores on a great pass from Thiago, however it is called back for offside
87' Thiago sends a tasty ball in for Arp, but he couldn't quite get there and Donnarumma easily grabs it.
82' Arp scores a goal, however it is called back for a handball
81' Piatek lucky not to see a card for a clumsy foul
Substitution
80' Stiller coming on for Müller, who surrenders the captain's armband
79' Alaba tries a shot from distance, but it goes wide
76' Calhanoglu takes a shot and Ulreich parries it out clumsily
75' Cutrone sends the ball in and Ulreich fumbles it across the line for a senseless corner
71' A great ball sent in for Müller, but he was unable to put it in the back of the net
67' Milan getting more chances, but Ulreich making goalkeeping look like child's play
64' Cutrone gets a great chance in the box but is unable to beat Ulreich, who comes up with a big svae
Substitutions
59' Cutrone on for Maldini

Alaba on for Coman and Singh on for Sanches 

55' Perhaps it is the summer heat, but the players are showing a lot more frustration after the break
52' Piatek takes a shot from distance that goes over the bar
Substitutions
Kovac brought Thiago, Ulreich, and Mihaljevic on at the half for Tolisso, Neuer, and Kimmich
49' Calhanoglu is shown a yellow card for his foul on Coman
49' Calhanoglu takes out Coman and Coman is not happy
Second half kicks off
We are back at Childrens Mercy Park in Kansas City, Missouri in the USA.
HALFTIME: Bayern dominate but Milan show courage
Bayern dominated for large stretches of the first half, maintaining possession for large periods and taking more chances. Müller started out with several chances but then went missing, while Davies, Coman, and Sanches impressed on attack. Milan have a very young team and a new coach, and initially looked like they were in over their heads. However, their youth showed a lot of tenacity, and new signing Theo Hernandez really impressed. His injury late in the first half will certainly impact them.
Halftime: Bayern Munich 1, AC Milan 0
Bayern lead at the break with a late goal from Goretzka
45 +3' Goretzka breaks the deadlock. 1- 0 Bayern
45 + 1' Gigio Donnarumma punches away a dangerous corner
There will be 3 minutes of stoppage time.
44' Hernandez cannot continue, he is stretchered off and Conti is subbing on for him
42' Hernandez down injured and receiving treatment on his right ankle. The new transfer has been key this match, with a shot attempt and a brilliant cross to Maldini for his attempt and some great runs.
41' With just five minutes left, both sides seem determined to break the deadlock
37' Goretzka free kick is cleared away. Bayern coming back into this match and looking dangerous once again
36' Davies and Coman providing plenty of threats on the left side
33' Sanches takes a powerful shot, but the effort is just wide.
31' Calabria sends in a great cross that Castillejo just can't get to. Borini follows it up with a shot that is easily saved by Neuer
30' Milan seeing a lot more possession and Bayern seeming to already be losing their sense of urgency that they started with.
27' Arp whistled for offside. The youngster was a late change to the starting lineup, replacing Lewandowski
25' Bayern get the ball into the box, but neither Arp nor Coman can get to it
23' Maldini takes a shot that heads just over the crossbar, probably Milan's best chance so far.
20' After quite a few chances in the first 15 minutes, both sides are starting to settle in and focus on possession
Milan's defense are stretched, it seems only a matter of time before Bayern break the deadlock.
12' Gabbia clears a great opportunity from Coman 
9' Coman is down in the box and asking for a penalty after contact from Calabria, but the ref says play on
8' Müller's header easily contained by Donnarumma. Bayern are only missing a bit of power on their chances
Bayern largely dominating play, but Milan starting to wake up and take a couple of chances
4' Hernandez makes a run and tests Neuer for the first time
3' Müller attacking again and Donnarumma smothers the shot in the box
2' Müller tests Donnarumma with a friendly shot
Kickoff
We are underway at Children's Mercy Park!
Update on the starting lineup


 
Kickoff
The teams are out on the pitch. Neuer wearing the captain's armband for Bayern and Biglia wearing the armband for Milan

 

 

It's still 80°F/27°C in Kansas City at nearly 8:00pm local time. But the fans and the teams are just about ready at Children's Mercy Park Stadium with less than ten minutes left to kickoff.
Looking at the Lineups
Kovac changing formations for this one, going with a 4-3-3 instead, and making six changes from the starting lineup that beat Real Madrid on Saturday. Lewandowski getting the start in a strong starting 11.

 

Giampaolo going with the expected 4-3-1-2, however he starts two youth players in Gabbia and Daniel Maldini. Surprising to see Strinic get his first start with the team as a center back rather than his usual left back position, and Maldini starting as the trequartista to back up the pairing of Castillejo and Piatek.

Starting Lineups
Bayern: (4-3-3) Neuer; Kimmich, Süle, Pavard, Davies; Goretzka, Tolisso, Sanches; Müller, Lewandowski, Coman.

Subs: Thiago, Arp, Alaba, Hoffman, Zaiser, Singh, Mihajievic, Johansson, Khel, Stiller, Poznanski.

 

Milan: (4-3-1-2) Gigio Donnarumma; Calabria, Gabbia, Strinic, Theo Hernandez; Borini, Biglia, Calhanoglu; Daniel Maldini; Castillejo, Piatek.

Subs: Antonio Donnarumma, Plizzari, Conti, Cutrone, Capanni, Mionic, Brescianini, Capone.

 



Referees
Tonight's head referee will be Allen Chapman. His linesmen will be Shane Kennard and Jeffrey Swartzel, and the fourth official will be Jon Freemon.
Bayern have unveiled their new third kit, or Champions League kit, and will wear it tonight to face off against AC Milan.



Probable Lineups
Bayern: (4-1-4-1) Neuer; Kimmich, Süle, Martinez, Alaba; Alcantara; Gnabry, Tolisso, Goretzka, Coman; Lewandowski. 

 

Milan: (4-3-1-2) Donnarumma; Conti, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Borini, Biglia, Calhanoglu; Suso; Piatek, Castillejo.

Missing Pieces

Bayern Munich

Sven Ulreich was sent off vs. Real Madrid on Saturday and is suspended for this match.

Jerome Boateng left the tour early to tend to some personal business in Münich.

Alphonso Davies is on vacation after playing with his national team in the Gold Cup

Lucas Hernández is recovering from a knee injury. He would have faced his younger brother, Theo, who recently signed for AC Milan.

 

AC Milan

André Silva left the team ahead of his transfer to AS Monaco.

Giacomo Bonaventura is traveling with the team but is not fully recovered from his knee surgery

Diego Laxalt, Franck Kessie, and Lucas Paquetá are all still vacationing after appearing with their national teams this summer.

AC Milan Press Conference
Marco Giampaolo spoke in a press conference in Kansas City. As a new coach, he spoke about what he is hoping to see from the players. 

He also praised Piatek, the young Milan striker:

“Piątek? I had known Kris as an opponent, now I’m getting to know him as I’m coaching him.

"He’s a complete player. He has power, technique, great hunger to score, he knows how to attack the spaces.

"I’ve liked what I’ve seen over the past ten days.”

 



 

Bayern Munich Press Conference
Niko Kovac spoke to the media on Monday prior to facing AC Milan. He heaped praise on midfielder Thiago Alcantar:

 

"What can I say about Thiago? He’s a top player! He was sensational last season.

"We’ve got a massive pool of exceptional midfielders, but he’s the heartbeat of our midfield, a player who can do everything with the ball.

"He can speed up the game, slow it down - he thinks like a coach. That’s what every coach wants."

 

Niko Kovac press conference Photo: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images


 



Scoring Threats
For Bayern, Robert Lewandowski continues to be a threat, having scored in both ICC matches already. As the Bundesliga's top scorer this past season with 22 goals, he is still a top threat, even at 30 years of age.

 

However, Milan signed his apparent Polish International heir in Krysztof Piatek this past season, who also racked up 22 goals in Serie A. Not only does the 24 year-old Piatek score with abandon, his signature gunslinging celebration has even opposition fans cheering.

Milan's Squad for the ICC Tournament


 

Note: Andre Silva has left Milan and the United States ahead of his pending transfer to Monaco

Bayern's Squad for the ICC Tournament


 
Milan's Form
Milan will be playing their first friendly of their season, and it is the first run out for Marco Giampaolo, their new coach. They just missed out on Champions League qualification this past season, finishing fifth in Serie A, and are looking to starting their preseason with a win against the Bundesliga champions.
Bayern's Form
This is Bayern's third and final match of the ICC Tournament, having lost to Arsenal 2-1 last week and then defeated Real Madrid 3-1 on Saturday. They will be looking for another win before they head back home to Europe to play in the Audi Cup.
Welcome
Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's coverage of Bayern  Munich vs AC Milan from Kansas City, Missouri, USA in the ICC Tournament. Kickoff is Wednesday morning 2:00 BST, but you can catch all of the buildup plus live commentary and postmatch action here.
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