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Colorado Rapids 0-3
16 Jul 2019
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Goalscorers: Saka 13’, Olayinka 29, Martinelli 61
James Olayinka scored the goal of the game and Gabriel Martinelli also shone on his debut as we kicked off our US tour with a comfortable win.
Olayinka, just 18 and making his second appearance for the
first team, strode through the midfield to arrow a shot into the top corner for
a goal – and a moment – he’ll never forget.
That doubled our lead – Bukayo Saka had clipped us ahead after a fine through-ball from Eddie Nketiah – and all but ensured this useful workout would end in victory.
Martinelli made sure with an improvised finish from Dominic Thompson’s cross, the ball finding the net via the Brazilian’s shoulder. Martinelli deserved his goal – he was probably our standout performer.
Bayern Munich 1-2
18 July 2019
Dignity Health Sports Park
Goalscorers: OG 49’, Nketiah 88’
Eddie Nketiah struck late on to give us a morale-boosting win over Bayern Munich in Los Angeles.
The 20-year-old converted from close range after great work from Tyreece John-Jules, who exchanged passes with Calum Chambers before picking out Nketiah.
We had already led once, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang forcing an own goal from Louis Poznanski. But Bayern looked to have taken the game to penalties when Robert Lewandowski headed in Serge Gnabry’s cross.