The Guinness International Champions Cup officially kicked off last Thursday, July 24 in Toronto with a match featuring Olympiacos and AC Milan. Olympiacos defeated AC Milan, 3-0, with Alejandro Dominguez responsible for the initial goal in the 16th minute. A little under 30 minutes later, Dimitrios Diamantakos doubled Milan’s score and in the 78th minute, midfilder Andreas Bouchalakis secured the third and final goal resulting in the victory.
Manchester United faced AS Roma in Denver two days later. Real Madrid also faced Inter Milan in Berkeley, Calif. the same day.
United secured a 3-2 victory over Roma in its first time participating in the ICC. Striker Wayne Rooney scored United’s first goal in the 36th minute followed by a second goal just three minutes later by Juan Mata. Just before the half, Rooney would again score with a penalty kick resulting in a 3-0 lead over Roma. Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic scored the team’s first goal with a 60-yard kick. Francesco Totti was responsible for Roma’s second and last goal of the game. United moved to the top of Group A with three points.
Inter vs. Real Madrid was decided by penalty kick shootout after a tie of 1-1. Gareth Bale scored the game’s first goal for Madrid in minute 10. Inter tied the score with a penalty kick in the 69th minute. During the shootout, Nemanji Vidic, Juan Jesus, and Mauro Icardi would be responsible securing three goals for Inter. Icardi finished the match with two goals.
On July 27, Manchester City defeated AC Milan in their Group B ICC match with a score of 5-1. City lead the game early by four goals thanks to Stevan Jovetic, Scott Sinclair, Jesus Navas and Kelechi Iheanacho. AC Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari scored one goal before the half. Stevan Jovetic would secure one last goal for City. This match was Manchester City’s first victory of the ICC.
Liverpool barely scraped by with a victory over Olympiacos at Chicago’s Soldier Field. Raheem Sterling was responsible for the win. Both teams now have three points in the ICC Cup Group B.
The next match will take place tomorrow, July 29 with a matchup featuring Manchester United and Inter Milan. Don’t miss out on the road to the finals. See below the televised scheduled for the remainder of the Guinness International Champions Cup:
Match 6 on July 29: Televised on NBC at 7 p.m. – Manchester United vs. Inter
Match 7 on July 29: Televised on FS2 at 8:15 p.m. – Real Madrid vs. AS Roma
Match 8 on July 30: Televised on FS1 at 7:00 p.m. – Liverpool F.C. vs. Manchester City
Match 9 on Aug. 2: Televised on FS2 at 1:00 p.m. – Inter vs. Roma
Match 10 on Aug. 2: Televised on FS2 at 2:00 p.m. – Olympiacos vs. Manchester City
Match 11 on Aug. 2: Televised on FOX at 4:06 p.m. – Manchester City vs. Real Madrid
Match 12 on Aug. 2: Televised on NBC at 6:30 p.m. – AC Milan vs. Liverpool F.C.
Don’t miss the final match on Aug. 4 in Miami at Sun Life Stadium! Pool A Winner vs. Pool B Winner will fight for the crown to become the 2014 Guinness International Champion Cup winner. Kickoff set for 8 p.m. For more information on the Guinness International Champions Cup and to purchase tickets, click here.