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  1. Chelsea beaten 3-2 by Bayern Munich in Singapore
  2. Rafinha opens the scoring and Muller adds two before the break
  3. Marcos Alonso and Michy Batshuayi respond for Chelsea
  4. Britain's Adam Peaty breaks his own 50m breaststroke world record in Budapest
  5. Latest football transfer news and gossip
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By Caroline Chapman and Saj Chowdhury

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Chelsea 2-3 Bayern Munich

The Blues fought from 3-0 down to... well... lose 3-2.

Thomas Muller for Bayern and Alonso for Chelsea scored two crackers.

A lot of energy was spent out in the humid conditions inside Singapore's National Stadium.

What will the players do tonight? The thought on nobody's lips.

Michu/Michy apologies

Chelsea 2-3 Bayern Munich

I wrote Michu instead of Michy below, but that's been changed.

It's because Michu said goodbye to football, and I think I'm still emotionally drained after reading farewell his message.

GOAL - Chelsea 2-3 Bayern Munich

Michy Batshuayi (84 mins)

A cross from the left and Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi taps in from about six yards.

His team-mate and Chelsea debutant Alvaro Morata might have done enough at the front post to distract the Bayern defence. So that's a small tick for the Spaniard.

Maradona: VAR would have ruled out England '66 goal

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"Yeah... the handball... I see your point... but Shilts should have got his hand to the ball first"

Diego Maradona - the world's greatest footballer, in the eyes of some - has supported the introduction of VAR (Video Assistant Referee) and says that Geoff Hurst's extra-time goal in the 1966 World Cup final might have been ruled out by the technology.

The Argentine, who famously used his hand to score against England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final, told Fifa: "It’s not just my goal in ‘86 that wouldn’t have counted.

"Let’s not forget that England won the World Cup in ‘66 with a shot that didn’t go over the line. Then it happened to them in 2010, when (Frank) Lampard’s shot crossed the line against Germany but wasn’t given."

Luiz shot hits post

Chelsea 1-3 Bayern Munich

David Luiz's 18-yard trundler takes a slight deflection en route to hitting Bayern's left-hand stick.

The German champions look a bit leggy.

Drinks break - it's very humid in Singapore.

And it's Rodriguezzzzzzzz......

Chelsea 1-3 Bayern Munich

....with another miss and then another.

First - a low angled drive from 16 yards-ish that drifts past Thibaut Courtois' left-hand upright.

The second is a low strike - a tad bit more central and 12 yards out - which is saved low by the big Belgian. That was a good stop.

Morata makes his Chelsea debut

Chelsea 1-3 Bayern Munich

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Chelsea's new recruit Alvaro Morata comes on to make his first appearance in a Blues shirt.

And David Luiz also makes an appearance... which is nice.

Rodriguez effort blocked

Chelsea 1-3 Bayern Munich

Poor James Rodriguez. The kind of guy who tries to open a tin of beans with a key, but the key snaps off.

Anyway, he's fed in by Franck Ribery - after the Frenchman surged down the middle - but sees his sidefoot effort from four yards blocked by skipper Gary Cahill.

It was a decent foot-in, tbh.

Chelsea 1-3 Bayern Munich

Franck Ribery goes for 'the spectacular' from 18 yards out after connecting with Kingsley Coman's cross.

However, his shot - inside the Singapore National Stadium - ends up in Malaysia.

Kick off - again

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We are back under way in Singapore by the way.

It's hot out there. French forward Kingsley Coman has replaced Robert Lewandowski for Bayern.

Sampson on BBC MOTD Facebook Live

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England coach Mark Sampson is no doubt feeling rather chipper with his side having won their opening two games at the Euro 2017.

Anyway, he will talking to BBC Match of the Day via our Facebook platform. You can watch the interview at about 15:00 BST.

Mbappe update

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So, I've learnt that Monaco have not agreed a 180m euros deal with Real Madrid for Kylian Mbappe, or any club for that matter.

I mean 180m euros?!! You couldn't buy a one-bed pad in Monaco for that!

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Hello all. Saj here.

Caroline had four goals to write about! FOUR!

Maybe there'll be more goals under my watch and hopefully more for Chelsea fans.

The Blues were a little lacklustre in the opening 20-30 minutes and then came alive towards the end of the half.

What a cracking goal by Alonso eh?

Goal - Chelsea 1-3 Bayern Munich

Marcos Alonso (47 mins)

A lovely finish, that.

Marcos Alonso, from inside the box, hits a clean strike past Tom Starke to pull one back for Chelsea right on the half-time whistle.

It's been coming.

Chelsea 0-3 Bayern Munich

Chelsea have found their stride now. They've had two good chances to get off the mark.

Marcos Alonso cuts inside and shoots over the bar, and then Michy Batshuayi - who scored twice against Arsenal - is denied by the Bayern keeper.

There are two minutes left in the first half.

'Antonio Cassano will not be playing football any more'


Antonio Cassano's eventful career has come to an eventful conclusion.

The former Roma and Real Madrid forward caused raised eyebrows earlier this month when he announced he was retiring just eight days after signing for Serie A side Hellas Verona.

But within hours he had a change of heart and said he would stay, adding he wanted to "rise to the challenge" and have a "crazy season".

Six days later, and after playing in two pre-season friendlies for his new side, the 35-year-old has again said he is retiring.

On Monday, his wife Carolina Marcialis said he would leave Verona but still hoped to find another club. But apparently, she's wrong.

"As opposed to what appeared on my wife's official social profiles, I would like to clarify my future," he said in a statement.

"Carolina got it wrong. After thinking and reflecting in the end I decided - Antonio Cassano will not be playing football any more."

Referring to yourself in the third person and blaming your wife for the error! Scenes.

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Chelsea 0-3 Bayern Munich

If you're wondering why they get drinks breaks, it's because it's 8pm and still 30 degrees in Singapore.


Chelsea 0-3 Bayern Munich

Jeremie Boga puts Bayern keeper Tom Starke under pressure when he tries to get on the end of a Cesc Fabregas cross.

Starke flaps a bit but does eventually clear the danger.

Chelsea 0-3 Bayern Munich

There's not much going right for Chelsea at the moment. Victor Moses picks up a yellow card after clattering Marco Friedl.

Both sides take a drinks break and Antonio Conte gives his players a talking to.

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Goal - Chelsea 0-3 Bayern Munich

Thomas Muller (26 mins)

Bayern break and Thomas Muller lands a thunderbolt past Thibaut Courtois! He's about 30 yards out when he drives home with his right foot.


Chelsea 0-2 Bayern Munich

Chelsea finally get forward but Willian, who scored against Arsenal in Saturday's pre-season friendly, drags his shot wide after linking up well with Jeremie Boga.

Transfer latest


Former Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor has joined League One Peterborough United on a two-year deal.

The 31-year-old centre-back ended last season at Ipswich, playing three games in the Championship before injury cut short his brief spell.

Taylor made 268 appearances for the Magpies during 12 years at St James' Park and was twice called up by England without making his debut.

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Chelsea 0-2 Bayern Munich

James Rodriguez should have made it three for Bayern.

The Columbia international finds himself in acres of space in the box when he receives a looping pass from Franck Ribery, but he can only place his effort over the bar.

Chelsea are very much on the back foot in Singapore.

"I'm Romelu Lukaku, I want to create my own history."


You wouldn't mind being likened to Didier Drogba on the field, would you?

Jose Mourinho was asked to compare his new striker Romelu Lukaku to the former Ivory Coast international, who scored 157 goals in 341 appearances during his first spell at Chelsea, winning three Premier League titles and the Champions League.

Mourinho wasn't having any of it, saying of the £75m signing: "I don't compare, I don't compare at all. One has his history and one is still in the beginning of his history."

And the 24-year-old agrees: ""Drogba is more of a hold-up player, a target man. I prefer to have ball to feet and run in behind.

"I'm Romelu Lukaku, I want to create my own history."

Romelu Lukaku
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Goal - Chelsea 0-2 Bayern Munich

Muller (11 mins)

Well, this isn't going well for the Premier League champions.

Franck Ribery is given plenty of space to run up the left flank, he floats the ball in and it falls to Thomas Muller, who volleys home past Thibaut Courtois to give Bayern a two-goal cushion.

Goal - Chelsea 0-1 Bayern Munich

Rafinha (6 mins)

I take that back. Five minutes gone, and Bayern lead!

Rafinha picks up the ball in space, about 25 yards out, and drives home into the bottom corner. It doesn't have much power but he found the right spot.

Chelsea 0-0 Bayern Munich

Bayern are camped inside the Chelsea half, trying to find an early opening.

Javi Martinez floats a ball in over the top, trying to find a team-mate in the box, but the Chelsea defence - set up as a back three - clear the danger.

Five minutes gone, no goals.

Smith remains a cherry


Adam Smith has committed his future to Bournemouth by signing another four-year deal.

The full-back had already agreed a long-term contract last year, but he's earned himself another extension.

"There is nowhere else I want to be at the moment," he told the club website.

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Chelsea v Bayern Munich (12:35 BST)

There's A LOT of noise in the National Stadium in Singapore.

The booming PA system blasts out musical fanfares as the players come out on to the pitch and the house beats kick in as we prepare for kick-off.

Please tell me there won't be goal music...None of that nonsense.

Morata in the squad

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Could we see this guy in a Chelsea strip for the first time today?

The Blues' new club record signing Alvaro Morata is on the bench against Bayern.

The Spain international, 24, joined up with his new team-mates this week after completing a £60m move from Real Madrid.

Morata scored 20 goals last season and won La Liga and the Champions League, but the majority of his appearances were as a substitute.

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Bernat out

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Full-back Juan Bernat is absent for Bayern Munich after undergoing ankle surgery on torn ligaments.

The 24-year-old Spaniard was substituted after 31 minutes in defeat by AC Milan last Saturday and he returned from the tour to have the surgery in Germany.

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'Real and Monaco agree on £161m Mbappe deal'

Kylian Mbappe

Spanish sports publication Marca report that French champions Monaco have accepted Real Madrid's 180m euros offer for their 18-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe.

They say the France international's fee will be split - "160m euros up front with 20m euros worth of add-ons".

Mbappe came to prominence last season as his speed, guile and instinct in front of goal - which saw him score 24 times - lit up French football and the Champions League.

Bayern's pre-season so far

Chelsea v Bayern Munich (12:35 BST)

Bayern’s summer campaign began at the start of July, with wins over BCF Wolfratshausen FSV Erlangen-Bruck, Hoffenheim and Werder Bremen.

But they've not enjoyed the same form in the International Champions Cup so far. The Bundesliga champions drew 1-1 with Arsenal, with the Gunners winning 3-2 on penalties, and they were beaten 4-0 by AC Milan on Saturday.

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Chelsea's pre-season so far


Chelsea opened their tour of Asia with a 3-0 win over London and Premier League rivals Arsenal in Beijing.

Michy Batshuayi scored twice to add to Willian's opener at the Bird's Nest Stadium - where the Olympics were held in 2008.

But it wasn't all good news for the Blues. Pedro suffered multiple facial fractures in a collision with Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina and has returned to London. He is expected to be back in training next week.

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Team news

Chelsea v Bayern Munich (12:35 BST)

New signing Alvaro Morata is among the Chelsea substitutes in Singapore. Here's how the teams are lining up...

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Batshuayi, Boga.

Bayern Munich: Starke, Rafinha, Friedl, Hummels, Martinez, Tolisso, Rodriguez, Sanches, Muller (C), Ribery, Lewandowski

Sanchez holding out for City?

Latest gossip

Will Alexis Sanchez choose Manchester City over Bayern Munich, PSG and Juventus?

Yes, according to the Independent, who say the Arsenal forward will take a pay cut to move to the Etihad Stadium.

More in today's gossip.

Alexis Sanchez
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Kenedy sent home by Chelsea


Kenedy won't be in the squad for the remainder of Chelsea's tour - he's been sent home.

It comes after the Brazilian made offensive social media comments before a match in China.

The club had "solemnly and sincerely" apologised after fans accused the 21-year-old of xenophobia and racism over comments made in Instagram posts before a 3-0 pre-season win over Arsenal.

Kenedy, who was booed by fans at the game, also later apologised.

But he will now return from Singapore.

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How the International Champions Cup works

Chelsea v Bayern Munich (12:35 BST)

The ICC, now in its fifth year, makes 15 stops from America to Asia during the summer.

The tournament is being played in Singapore for the first time this year, and it kicks-off today with English champions Chelsea against German title holders Bayern Munich.

Bayern will then play Inter Milan on Thursday, before the Italian club face Chelsea on Saturday.

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Talking of Swansea...


Former Swans and Spain forward Michu has confirmed his retirement.

The 31-year-old, who also played for Oviedo and Ray Vallecano, isn't able to continue playing because of injury.

In a heartfelt letter posted on social media, the Spaniard said he had enjoyed 'magical moments' and that he did 'nothing to deserve' the public's adulation.

Michu signs off by saying "endless thanks to you, my friend, I will always be in debt with you. Always yours."

We've got something in our eye..sob...

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