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Tom Rostance

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  1. Post update

    Make sure you see Thibaut Courtois' match-winning penalty. Foot = traction engine.

    We'll see you tomorrow for more pre-season fun and games. Arsenal in action. See you there!

  2. BreakingCHELSEA WIN 6-5 ON PENS

  3. GOAL

    PSG 5-6 Chelsea - Thibaut Courtois

    What a penalty! Unstoppable. Thibaut Courtois smashes it home left-footed, right into the top corner. One of the best spot-kicks I've ever seen!

  4. SAVED!

    PSG 5-5 Chelsea - Thiago Silva

    Courtois dives to his left and saves.

  5. SCORES!

    PSG 5-5 Chelsea - Willian

    Into the corner. There have been some excellent penalties.

  6. SCORES!

    PSG 5-4 Chelsea - Marquinhos

    Courtois gets a hand to the ball but it is powerfully struck and he cannot keep it out.

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    PSG 4-4 Chelsea

    We go to sudden death...

  8. SCORES!

    PSG 4-4 Chelsea - Oscar

    Very, very cheeky. Sirigu shapes to dive, ball goes the other way.

  9. SCORES!

    PSG 4-3 Chelsea - Edinson Cavani

    Smashes it. No chance for Courtois.

  10. SCORES!

    PSG 3-3 Chelsea - Loic Remy

    Waits for the keeper to dive and then slots his penalty into the opposite corner.

  11. SAVED!

    PSG 3-2 Chelsea - Jean-Christophe Bahebeck

    This time it is Courtois who dives to his right and makes a very decent save.

  12. SAVED!

    PSG 3-2 Chelsea - Juan Cuadrado

    Salvatore Sirigu dives to his right and makes a one-handed save.

  13. SCORES!

    PSG 3-2 Chelsea - Hervin Ongenda

    Courtois dives the wrong way.

  14. SCORES!

    PSG 2-2 Chelsea - Cesar Azpilicueta

    Keeper guesses correctly, diving to his left, but once again the spot kick is right into the corner.

  15. SCORES!

    PSG 2-1 Chelsea - Adrien Rabiot

    This one is smashed, hard. No chance for Courtois.

  16. SCORES!

    PSG 1-1 Chelsea - Radamel Falcao

    Again, the keeper dives the correct way, down to his right, but again the penalty is precise and finds the back of the net. 

  17. SCORES!

    PSG 1-0 Chelsea - Thiago Motta

    So, so close for the Chelsea keeper, who dives the correct way but the penalty is low and slotted into the bottom corner. 


    PSG 1-1 Chelsea

    Grumpy old man alert but: the time taken between full-time and a penalty shootout is ridiculous these days. An age. 


    PSG 1-1 Chelsea

    There we go. Penalties!

  20. CLOSE!

    PSG 1-1 Chelsea

    Almost the winner! Sub Jean-Christophe Bahebeck fires over for PSG.

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    PSG 1-1 Chelsea

    Right, let's be having a winner. We've all got homes to go to. 

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    PSG 1-1 Chelsea

    There's a Mexican wave. Penalties coming...

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    PSG 1-1 Chelsea

    SMS Message: Whatever happens this season PSG look like they will be some side to watch in the champions league. Lucas Maura has been excellent today then add in Cavani, Pastore and the likelihood of Di Maria and they will be some side going forward. Their only weakness for me is in the defence. Brilliant performance so far today. from Kyle in Newcastle
    Kyle in Newcastle
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    PSG 1-1 Chelsea

    Late night spot-kicks anyone? Looking likely as the sting has really gone out of this game. 

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    PSG 1-1 Chelsea

    Sutton, Shevchenko, Torres - will Radamel Falcao be another striking flop at Chelsea or can he refind his feet?

    The Colombian's first touch to tame a cross is brilliant on this occasion but he delays his shot and it's well blocked.

    There are over 60,000 fans in the stands. We will go to penalties as it stands. 

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    PSG 1-1 Chelsea

    Edinson Cavani swings a woeful shot over from the angle before Eden Hazard is replaced by Juan Cuadrado. Second season syndrome? He needs the reverse. 


    PSG 1-1 Chelsea

    Radamel Falcao is straight into the action to get back and win the ball for the Blues, he then finds Loic Remy whose low shot is held by Salvatore Sirigu, just on in goal for PSG. 


    PSG 1-1 Chelsea

    Oscar, Willian, Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy all come on for Chelsea. It's Falcao's first run out in the number nine shirt.

    He gets a huge reception in Charlotte. 

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    PSG 1-1 Chelsea

    Excellent finish from Victor Moses by the way. Didn't slash at it, just guided it in. But the pass was majestic. 

  31. GOAL

    PSG 1-1 Chelsea - Victor Moses

    Cesc Fabregas made a mess of the chance a few moments ago but back in the architect's chair he drafts a gem of a pass. Head up, floats the ball over the top, it is inch-perfect for Victor Moses to run on to and volley crisply home.

    Big acrobatic celebration from Nigerian winger. A fixture in the coming season?


    PSG 1-0 Chelsea

    Thiago SIlva gets a huge ovation as he comes on at the back for PSG, also on is Edinson Cavani.

  33. CLOSE!

    PSG 1-0 Chelsea

    The Parisians come straight down the other end and Lucas Moura drags a half-volley past the post. Opening up.

  34. CLOSE!

    PSG 1-0 Chelsea

    Should score. PSG self destruct at the back and the ball falls at the feet of Cesc Fabregas, he has all the space and time in the world but he still uses too much of both, delaying and delaying his shot and eventually seeing his shot blocked. Victor Moses rattles the loose ball wide. 

    Big chance!


    PSG 1-0 Chelsea

    Diego Costa swings an arm in the direction of Serge Aurier, it's not particularly violent but it riles the Ivorian, who hacks Costa down. Vicious.

    That's a shocker and it's a booking. That row has been brewing since 30 seconds into the game.  

    Diego Costa
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    PSG 1-0 Chelsea

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    PSG 1-0 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho won't be happy with this. I know pre-season doesn't really matter but Chelsea look like they are phoning it in. Pretty half-hearted stuff.

  38. Post update

    PSG 1-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea growing back into the game after a slow start to the second half. Diego Costa has landed more verbal blows than shots on goal so far tonight though. Eden Hazard is definitely still in holiday mode. 

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    PSG 1-0 Chelsea

    'Let's go Diego!' shouts a particularly vocal fan as Costa chases down a long ball into the channel. Chelsea second best at the minute as Thiago Motta tests Thibaut Courtois with a curling strike from 22 yards. 


    PSG 1-0 Chelsea

    Three changes for PSG too. In come Marquinhos, Thiago Motta and Adrien Rabiot, off go Benjamin Stambouli, Marco Verratti and David Luiz. 


    PSG 1-0 Chelsea

     Chelsea make three changes: Thibaut Courtois for Asmir Begovic, Kurt Zouma for Gary Cahill and Ramires for Jon Mikel Obi.

  42. KICK-OFF

    PSG 1-0 Chelsea

    Here we go, back under way. Both sides have made changes, I'll confirm and get back to you.

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    PSG 1-0 Chelsea

    David Luiz is wearing flip flops and a t-shirt. I guess he's not playing in the second half!

  44. GET INVOLVED on 81111

    SMS Message: I'm gutted to see Di Maria leave. His performances in the Copa would have helped his morale and confidence and how often do you see players struggle in their first season (Henry and Bergkamp even did) I'm sure he would have ripped up the league this season and he's world class. Three goals in his first 5 including that sublime chipped goal in the 5-3 loss to Leicester. As a football fan I'm sorry to see him inevitably now leave. from Kyle in Newcastle
    Kyle in Newcastle
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    PSG 1-0 Chelsea

    Manchester United changed all 11 players in one hit after the hour mark earlier on. Will Jose Mourinho make some switches now?

  46. Like the deserts miss the rain...

    Stay with us Iwan...

  47. A fallen Angel

    It sounds increasingly like Angel Di Maria is an ex-Manchester United player.

    The £60m man never really did it in the Premier League. He played very well in a defeat at Leicester as I recall - but that's not really £60m worth of performances.

    Angel Di Maria
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    SMS Message: Re Abdul Kabir's message. Chelsea only lost twice last year. 2-1 injury hit Newcastle (who ended up having their third choice keeper in goal in the second half) and 5-3 at Tottenham. You beat Swansea 4-2 and 5-0 and Everton 6-3 for starters so you's didn't do badly not parking the bus in them matches. You're much better when you's go for it in matches. from Kyle in Newcastle
    Kyle in Newcastle

    PSG 1-0 Chelsea


    PSG 1-0 Chelsea

    What a save that is! Asmir Begovic was under a bit of stick for his performance in Chelsea's last pre-season game but he's having a fine game. A brilliant one-handed stop to keep out Lucas' low shot. 

  52. Where's Angel?

  53. Angel Di Maria update

    Ready for this?

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    PSG 1-0 Chelsea

    Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic, weak? Not so sure about that Bamba.

    Or do you mean as cover? Ramires is decent, Ruben Loftus-Cheek is coming through...

    Another good save from Asmir Begovic. big, big hand to get to Jean-Kevin Augustin. 

  56. Get Involved



    PSG 1-0 Chelsea

    PSG turn it on and Chelsea can't handle it. Twice Lucas goes down under a challenge but twice he's waved to his feet before Marco Verratti ghosts in behind Gary Cahill, unmarked, but Asmir Begovic is out quickly and he can only chip it wide. 

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    PSG 1-0 Chelsea

    What a run from Lucas Moura! The Brazilian drives at the heart of the Chelsea defence, has them backed up to the 18-yard box and then cracks in a drive, it deflects up off the block from Gary Cahill and is flying in until Asmir Begovic beats it away with a strong left hand. 

    Lucas Moura
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    PSG 1-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea seeing more of the ball but Eden Hazard has been very quiet thus far. Victor Moses on the opposite flank had one early run but not seen the ball since. 

    Eden Hazard

    PSG 1-0 Chelsea

    Good game again. Chelsea counter well, finding Diego Costa on the left of the box. Tight angle, but he hammers in a left-footed drive which is tipped on to the outside of the post. 

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  63. GOAL

    PSG 1-0 Chelsea - Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Booom! He could have been sent off a few moments ago but Zlatan Ibrahimovic sweeps PSG into the lead. It's a cracking finish too, made to look very easy.

    Jean-Kevin Augustin rattled the post from 20 yards and Zlatan smashed it in left-footed on the bounce. Could have easily put that over.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    PSG Celebrate
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    PSG 0-0 Chelsea

    Naughty! Zlatan catches John Terry with a high arm as Terry headed the ball clear. Could easily see red for that - as Zlatan did of course when these sides met last season.

  65. CLOSE!

    PSG 0-0 Chelsea

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic with the lay-off, Lucas with the low shot wide from 20 yards. Nice move from PSG, with Spurs flop Benjamin Stambouli looking good in midfield in the last few minutes. 

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    PSG 0-0 Chelsea

    Where, if anywhere, do Chelsea need to strengthen ahead of the big kick-off?

    Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy as back-up to Diego Costa good enough? Perhaps a centre-back light?

  67. Get Involved


  68. Post update

    SMS Message: Hoping PSG turn them over but think Chelsea may gain a little bit of revenge (even though it means little in comparison) for their Champions League exit and win 2-1. Costa and Hazard with the goals too. from Kyle in Newcastle
    Kyle in Newcastle
  69. Post update

    PSG 0-0 Chelsea

    The crowd in Charlotte are enjoying the start to this game, it's not full but it's noisy enough. Can't be long before we see Premier League games played abroad, right?

    I'm not saying I agree with it, but I think it will happen. The NFL and NBA are coming to our shores more often, the tide will surely go both ways...?

  70. Post update

    PSG 0-0 Chelsea

    Very bright start from Chelsea. Eden Hazard beats two men on the left with ease and wins a corner which Diego Costa heads on goal. It drifts wide. 

  71. CLOSE!

    PSG 0-0 Chelsea

    Started in a competitive mood this one. Cesc Fabregas gets his Achilles raked by Blaise Matuidi before Victor Moses beats a man and puts it on a plate for Branislav Ivanovic. You expect him to bag there, but his touch is poor. 

    Will Victor Moses be at Chelsea on September 1st? 

    Maxwell and Victor Moses
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    PSG 0-0 Chelsea

    It doesn't look like we will ever see Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the Premier League now, shame that. The big man's first touch is shoddy though, shanking it out of play on the full.

    David Luiz is always an entertaining watch and the former Chelsea man almost hooks in an own goal with his first touch. 

  73. Get Involved


  74. Post update

    PSG 0-0 Chelsea

    Diego Costa starts an argument after 35 seconds. Pre-season? Costa plays one way. Hard. Serge Aurier is bumped to the deck and doesn't like it, referee has to weigh in. 

    Serge Aurier
  75. KICK-OFF

    PSG 0-0 Chelsea

    Game on! PSG in their change shirt of all white.

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  77. Post update

    PSG v Chelsea (23:05 BST)

    Tonight's game is being played at the Bank of America stadium, home of NFL side Carolina Panthers. It has the biggest screens I've ever seen behind the goals. We've just got a scoreboard at Sixfields...

  78. Post update

    PSG v Chelsea (23:05 BST)

    We shall bring you reaction from California when we have it, perhaps an update on the whereabouts of Angel Di Maria too. Meanwhile, here come Chelsea and PSG in jovial mood in the tunnel. Strong XI from Chelsea tonight. 

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    Man Utd 3-1 Barcelona

    Frantic finale, entertaining game. Good pre-season match. 

  81. GOAL

    Man Utd 3-1 Barcelona - Adnan Januzaj

    Barcelona back in the game for oooh 45 seconds or so. Adnan Januzaj springs a dodgy looking back four to run in and smash home left-footed. Game over, workout done. 

  82. GOAL

    Man Utd 2-1 Barcelona - Rafinha

    Belter! What a goal from Rafinha , meeting the ball on the volley at an awkward height but crashing it in. Wonderful hit. Like a young Rivaldo...

  83. Post update

    Man Utd 2-0 Barcelona

    Ivan Rakitic - scorer in the Champions League final six weeks or so ago - has looked classy since he came on and he forces Sam Johnstone into a low save. Good strike. 

  84. Zlatan starts

    PSG v Chelsea (23:05 BST)

  85. Get Involved


  86. Post update

    PSG V Chelsea (23:05 BST)

    Our first pictures from Charlotte are coming in, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho looking as calm as ever. He'll want a much better showing from his side tonight. 

  87. Post update

    Man Utd 2-0 Barcelona

    Will Manchester United keep a clean sheet? They are rather hanging on but Paddy McNair does well to block a low shot on goal. 

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    Man Utd 2-0 Barcelona

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport in Santa Clara

    Quote Message: United's second string have quickly imposed themselves on this contest. Given half an hour to shine, Jesse Lingard has scored, Adnan Januzaj has gone close and Ander Herrera unsettled the Barcelona defence with a forceful burst. Herrera is part of Van Gaal's first-team plans but the futures of Lingard and Januzaj, who failed to build on an impressive 2013-14 campaign last season, are not so certain.
  89. CLOSE!

    Man Utd 2-0 Barcelona

    Barca are very unlucky not have scored tonight. Great cross in this time from Sandro on the right and Ivan Rakitic can only shin the ball wide. 

  90. Get Involved

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    SMS Message: Lingard always has a good pre-season with us but never manages to do it over the course of the season. Feel he'll be out on loan again with Januzaj and Pereira ahead of him in the young talent stakes. from Ryan
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    Man Utd 2-0 Barcelona

    Has James Wilson got what it takes at this level? The jury is out for me. Great pace, which we know he has, to burst in behind but he can't cut it back to a team-mate. 

  92. Get Involved


  93. Post update

    Man Utd 2-0 Barcelona

    It's not the Class of 92 but United have some talented youngsters coming through. Adnan Januzaj bursts over the top onto a smart through-pass, he puts over a hard, low cross which the keeper can only parry and Kesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira are both close to sweeping it in. 

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    Man Utd 2-0 Barcelona

    It was youngster Munir who headed against the post for Barcelona. A potential Stoke signing of the future?

  95. Get Involved



    Man Utd 2-0 Barcelona

    If any Manchester United fans are getting a bit giddy don't forget that a certain Mr. Messi and Mr. Neymar are still to come back into this Barcelona side.

    And they hit the post for a third time! From a set-piece this time, Ivan Rakitic whipping the ball in and it's headed against the post.

  97. Get Involved



    Man Utd 2-0 Barcelona

    More changes for Barca now as some of their youngsters get a taste. Sandro is one of them. Munir another. 

  99. CLOSE!

    Man Utd 2-0 Barcelona

    Marouane Fellaini stood on Jordi Alba as he tried to block that goal from Jesse Lingard. Clumsy rather than malicious from the Belgian. 

    Another Belgian has the chance to put the nail in Barca's coffin as Adnan Januzaj bends a great chance into the side-netting! Lovely pass from Antonio Valencia to send him away. 

  100. Post update

    Man Utd 2-0 Barcelona

    All change for United (literally)...

  101. GOAL

    Man Utd 2-0 Barcelona - Jesse Lingard

    That may be the highlight of Jesse Lingard's season as he scores against Barcelona! Only been on the pitch for a minute or two as he meets Tyler Blackett's cutback from the left to sweep into the net.

    Jordi Alba has picked up an injury trying to block that.


    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    Manchester United making changes, lots of them. More changes of cast than a Sugababes convention. That happened very fast, was it 10 changes?I'll round them up for you shortly.


    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    Lovely move. Brilliant football as Pedro picks out a cute reverse pass into the stride of Luis Suarez, he sweeps home first time but the offside flag is up. Looked tight to me...

  104. Get Involved



    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    Ex-Arsenal man Thomas Vermaelen missed 99% of last season with injury and is coming off here after an hour. He's replaced by Jeremy Mathieu, who can score a goal or two. Still a decent game this.

  106. CLOSE!

    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    Beauty! Ivan Rakitic lines up a free-kick as David De Gea bellows to his wall, he wants them to move but Rakitic doesn't hang about, smashing a drive over the wall and onto the roof of the net. Fine drive.

  107. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic aren't letting Manchester United have the ball. This will be a tester for that early season fitness. The sun beats down...

  108. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    Barca are bossing the ball now, making United chase it in the Californian sun. Sergi Roberto frees Luis Suarez with a neat touch around the corner, Suarez wants to nutmeg the whole team and eventually tries his luck once too often. 

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  110. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    That's better from Memphis, great pace to get in beyond the Barcelona backline as Wayne Rooney cleverly let the ball run, Gerard Pique gets back into him but Memphis shapes the ball on to his left foot and shoots at Jordi Masip. Rooney then shoots moments later but like his team-mate he can't find the power. 


    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    The best thing about Memphis Depay so far is that every time I hear his name I think of the Pixies track, 'Letter to Memphis.' Classic. 

    Was used on goal of the month at one stage too, if my memory serves. Is he any good though? Hard to evaluate on this display. Not sure if behind the main man is where he wants to be. 

    First booking of the night/afternoon is shown to Phil Jones. 

  112. KICK-OFF

    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    In fact, the only changes at half-time see Ivan Rakitic and Jordi Masip come on for Barcelona. Masip is in goal. 

  113. Post update

    SMS Message: Andrew, London from Remember how well Utd did in last year's pre-season! Don't get carried away! Hopefully it will be a better season overall.
    Remember how well Utd did in last year's pre-season! Don't get carried away! Hopefully it will be a better season overall.
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    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    A bit of Ed Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes welcomes the sides back out for the second half. Lovely stuff. Doesn't look like mass changes for either side.

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    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

  116. Chelsea team is in

    Chelsea v PSG (23:00) BST

    Don't forget that there's another game coming your way tonight as we go some way to filling the MOTD void in your lives.

    Here's the Chelsea team to face PSG. Mikel and Moses off the scrapheap...

    Chelsea XI: Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Moses, Fabregas, Hazard; Diego Costa.   

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    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    Is Sergio Ramos a realistic option for Manchester United? I can't see him leaving Real Madrid.But I thought the same about Bastian Schweinsteiger...

  118. Get me Ramos!

    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport at Levi's Field

    Quote Message: Perfectly acceptable scoreline for Manchester United but Luis Suarez in particular will wonder how Barcelona are trailing. The Uruguayan has hit both posts and caused United's defence no end of problems. Sergio Ramos remains a target for Van Gaal. On this evidence, it is easy to see why.
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    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

  120. HALF-TIME

    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    So far, so good for Manchester United. Very entertaining pre-season game. 

    Manchester United celebrate
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    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    Wayne Rooney sees a pass hit his heels and end another good counter-attack, Barca then win a corner but United clear well.


    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    Speaking of big losses to the Premier League, what an effort again from Luis Suarez! A magnificent striker, he really is. There appears little danger when he ferrets away at the ball 30 yards but Suarez manages to turn on to his left foot and crash an instant strike against the far post. Brilliant.

    He then squirts a low shot in on goal which David De Gea saves. 

    David de Gea and Sergi Roberto
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    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    A worry for both managers as Luis Suarez and Phil Jones go in for a challenge and the surface really cuts up under their feet. The sort of studs-stuck-in-the-pitch moment that can lead to a nasty knee injury. Thankfully, they are both OK.

    Andres Iniesta then produces a rangefinder of a pass, 40 yards over the top right into the stride of Jordi Alba. The left-back can't summon it from the sky though. He's no Jerry Rice.

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    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    Sergio Busquets flicks on a corner but David De Gea pouches it easily. See you in El Clasico, he may have said. He almost certainly didn't of course.

    Real Madrid's probable gain will be Manchester United and the Premier League's loss. Who can replace DDG at OT? TBC.

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    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    Memphis Depay has been fairly quiet but that's a nice touch, clipping the ball on the volley back to Juan Mata in the centre-circle, Mata has the guile but not the speed to get away from Pedro though. 

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    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport in Santa Clara

    Quote Message: With such a huge question mark over Di Maria's future, Ashley Young has a chance to prove he can step in. Young was one of United's more consistent performers last term but United are being coy about offering him a new contract. His present deal expires in 2016. He is causing Barca a few problems here cutting in from the left flank.
    Ashley Young

    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    Matteo Darmian likes an overlap and the Italian bombs on to put over a neat low cross, Barca make a hash of getting it away and Ashley Young takes a tumble in the aftermath. Penalty? Nope.

    First I've seen of Darmian in a Manchester United shirt and he looks a big upgrade on what they had before. 

    Matteo Darmian
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  131. GREAT SAVE!

    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    Our man in the 'field of jeans' Simon Stone says there are plenty of empty seats on display despite this supposedly being a sell-out. I can't imagine there is much to do on a Saturday afternoon in California which could dissuade you from watching a friendly.

    Ashley Young sends in a shot after a neat move and Marc-Andre ter Stegen just about shovels it over the top. 

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    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    Wayne Rooney gets in behind and forces Marc-Andre ter Stegen into a save at his near post. From the corner, Barca are again unconvincing but the ball skips through.

    Good news for any  Sheffield United fans reading - you've signed Billy Sharp from Leeds. Again.

    Bad news for any Sheffield United fans reading - you've also signed Conor Sammon.

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  135. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    What a touch from Andres Iniesta, deft backheel with a side-salad of disguise to send Jordi Alba away. His cross is heading for Luis Suarez and heading for 1-1 but Phil Jones does well to head away.

    As Si Stone mentioned earlier, the Daley Blind-Phil Jones axis looks the weak link in this Manchester United team.

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    Calm down Tom...

  137. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    Memphis Depay produces a smart turn tight to the touchline but then ruins his neat work by clipping it out of play. Barcelona having a good spell now with the impeccable Andres Iniesta becoming more influential.

    A question from the BBC Sport football desk: is there anything to dislike about Andres Iniesta? 

  138. 'Blind not convincing'

    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport at Levi's Stadium

    Quote Message: Been a decent enough start offensively for United, who are ahead thanks to Wayne Rooney's header. But Daley Blind does not convince as a central defender. Blind conceded the free-kick that Luis Suarez curled against the post and Barca are keen to exploit the space he is leaving to Michael Carrick and Morgan Schneiderlin, who are supposed to be screening him.
    Luis Suarez and Daley Blind
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  140. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    Louis van Gaal will be pleased with this so far, his side looking very sharp on a sandy pitch. Barcelona's season starts later and it shows in these early stages. They are a few steps back on the pre-season ladder. 

    Michael Carrick
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    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    Andres Iniesta gives the ball away - it must be pre-season.

    Manchester United impressing now in their play, Memphis linking the play up well, Luke Shaw looking fit and sharp, Juan Mata a threat from the right.

    Juan Mata
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  143. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona

    If this Barcelona side have an Achilles heel, and that's about as big an if as there is in football, it may be defending set pieces. United have taken advantage of slack defending to take an early lead. 

    Morgan Schneiderlin launches into a wild challenge and is lucky not to make any contact. 

  144. GOAL

    Man Utd 1-0 Barcelona - Wayne Rooney

    Rubbish defending. Rubbish from Adriano as he gets under the flight of Ashley Young's corner, Wayne Rooney doesn't have to jump to thump a header into the back of the net.


    Wayne Rooney celebrates
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    Man Utd 0-0 Barcelona

    Ashley Young is having some joy down the left early doors and wins a corner...

  146. GREAT SAVE!

    Man Utd 0-0 Barcelona

    A stereotypically optimistic outlook on display from the Californian crowd so far, all on their feet as Juan Mata picks the ball up 45 yards from goal. I imagine they laugh at the Wembley crowd at NFL games too.

    But here's a chance again at the other end, David De Gea back in the role as one-man barrier to keep out a shot from Sergi Roberto. United's defence in tatters.

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    Brilliant! Luis Suarez bends the free-kick over the wall, David De Gea doesn't even move but the strike fires back off the inside of the post.

    What a hit!

    Luis Suarez free kick
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    New boy Memphis Depay is very much playing through the middle, behind Wayne Rooney. Perhaps they will exchange positions throughout.

    We shall see.

    The pitch looks a touch sandy as Barca win a free-kick in a good spot. No Lionel Messi of course...

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    Ashley Young's first touch brings a huge roar in California. Bizarre. He feeds in a cross from the left and Wayne Rooney almost has a shooting chance.

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  152. KICK-OFF

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    Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said yesterday he still viewed United as a threat.

    This game will in no real  way reveal whether or not they are but let's pretend that it may do eh?

    Can United challenge in the Champions League this season? They are under way in CA.

  153. Frat house rules

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    It's all very friendly in the tunnel as David De Gea embraces several Spanish team-mates on the Barca side. Michael Carrick also has a friendly natter with former United defender Gerard Pique.

    It's a massive stadium, very steep sides as a bit of Emerson, Lake & Palmer welcomes the sides to the field.

    Here we go.

  154. You Bet!

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    I'll give you £1m* if you could score in that net past Champions League winning goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

    *not a guarantee

    Marc-Andre ter Stegen
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    Almost time for kick-off in California. It's very sunny - obviously.

    Anyone ever been to Santa Clara? This is the new home of the San Francisco 49ers and the press box is eight storeys up. 

    I'd need new glasses to cover a game from up there.

  156. Give me just a little more time...

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    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport in Santa Clara

    Angel Di Maria
    Quote Message: Instead of reporting for duty in San Jose later today as United manager Louis van Gaal stated yesterday, it is now anticipated Angel Di Maria will head to New Jersey, where PSG are based during their US Tour, for a medical. United fan Ryan Chelva, pictured, does not think selling their record signing is a good idea. "If it's true. is disappointing," he said. "Di Maria is a quality player who proved when he first joined he could play for Louis van Gaal. "Really you should give someone of that ability more than one season."
  157. Evolve. Not revolve.

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    It's been a case of evolution, not revolution, for Louis van Gaal and Manchester United so far this summer.

    Expensive new signings Matteo Darmian, Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay all get a run out tonight while fellow new boy Bastian Schweinsteiger has picked up an injury.

    David De Gea is between the sticks and it sounds like he'll be there to stay now. Until next summer, anyway, when he'll be swapping Manchester for Madrid. Adios?

  158. Gunners on fire

    If you're of the belief that pre-season means nil, then look away now.

    Earlier, Alex Iwobi scored his first goal for Arsenal as they continued their preparations for the new season with a 6-0 friendly win over Lyon.

    The 19-year-old winger, who is the nephew of former Bolton forward Jay-Jay Okocha but is only so good that they named him once, capped an impressive first half with Arsenal's third goal.

    Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were also on target for the Gunners in the first half.

    Mesut Ozil netted a fifth on the hour before Santi Cazorla's late strike.

    Olivier Giroud
  159. Coming up later

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    Diego Costa

    Later on tonight it's Premier League champions Chelsea's turn in front of the US cameras.

    They were surprisingly handed a 4-2 friendly defeat by New York Red Bulls in the week and Jose Mourinho will not laugh off a repeat performance.

    North Carolina is the venue for that one. State capital? Raleigh. Obviously.

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    A big test for Manchester United and, later on, Chelsea tonight then.

    Or maybe not. Does form in pre-season matter? Do you zone out of friendlies, grow bored at constant speculation and only focus on the first real day of the season? If so, I doubt you're reading this...

    Or alternatively do you live and breath every cough, spit and column inch? Let us know.

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  162. Memphis in the hole?

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    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport in Santa Clara

    Quote Message: Louis van Gaal said on Friday that his Manchester United line-up would be a pointer to his intending opening day team to face Tottenham on 8 August. What can we read from it? Memphis Depay continues to be used as a number 10, operating behind Wayne Rooney. The formation is less 4-3-3 and more 4-2-3-1. Daley Blind is seen as the automatic replacement for Marcos Rojo - who is due to join up with the squad later on Saturday - as Phil Jones's partner in central defence. And the reservations Van Gaal had about Luke Shaw's fitness 12 months ago seem to have been dispelled.
  163. LINE-UPS

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    Man Utd: De Gea; Darmian, Jones, Blind, Shaw; Carrick, Schneiderlin; Mata, Memphis, Young; Rooney

    Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Adriano, Pique, Vermaelen, Alba; Busquets, Sergi, Rafinha; Iniesta, Suarez, Pedro

  164. Where's Angel?

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    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport in Santa Clara

    Quote Message: Game day at Levi's Stadium. A meeting between Champions League winners Barcelona and Manchester United in the ground that will play host to the 2016 Super Bowl. The big talking point concerns someone who won't be here though. Reports in France suggest a £45m deal for United to sell record signing Angel Di Maria to Paris St-Germain has been done. United are refusing to comment.