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Arsenal - Fiorentina
International Champions Cup - 21 July 2019
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Zurkowski drills in a low shot from distance that Leno smothers. That's it for the game. ARSENAL WIN! An impressive display for Nketiah, who is the player of Arsenal's pre-season so far. As promising as he is, the concerns will be over a defence that still is not able to do the minimum.
Xhaka gets himself a booking for a cynical challenge.
GOAL! Arsenal 3-0 Fiorentina. Willock scores - Slipped in on the edge of the box, he kills the ball, and blasts a shot over the 'keeper and into the roof of the net.
Martinelli sprints towards goal, and with the goal looming, he fails to set himself with the perfect touches, and curs a shot just wide of the 'keeper.
Simeone's cross from the right is low and put behind for a corner. Nothing comes from it.
With five minutes left, the biggest struggle is to keep track of all the subs.
Hristov is on for Fiorentina.
Another round of subs: Mustafi, Thompson, Xhaka, Ozil, Maitland-Niles, Martinelli
Time for a water break.
Willock is clumped as he strides forward on goal, 35 yards out, and he appears to have hit the turf a little roughly.
Leno claims a high ball under relatively little pressure.
Just over 20 minutes to go, so expect the game to dissolve into countless substitutions. Eysseric, Simeone, Baez, Hancko, and Milenkovic all come on.
Here's how Arsenal celebrated online.
- OffBukayo SakaArsenal
- OnJoe WillockArsenal
- OffJames OlayinkaArsenal
- OnSokratis PapastathopoulosArsenal
An earlier sub.
GOAL! Arsenal 2-0 Fiorentna. Nketiah scores - A cross from Mkhitaryan comes into Lacazette, who slips a pass inside for Nketiah, and he sweeps his finish back in the direction it came.
Mkhitaryan is brought on, and then booked for a late challenge in midfield.
Another water break and a chance to bring some changes.
Lacazette clips the free kick - just outside the box - just over the bar and the wall with what would have been an extremely difficult goal, but it's not to be.
Terracciano punches the ball out - but he's about three yards out. That's a booking for him, and a dreadful bit of play. Yellow card.
Nelson gets to a rebound after the 'keeper beats away a shot, but the midfielder nudges it just wide and is offside anyway.
Ceccherini is up after attemping an overhead kick from a corner cross, and was caught by Chambers.
Leno leaps to his right after Benassi's fierce rising shot to the top near corner.
A photo from earlier.
- OffBartlomiej DragowskiFiorentina
- OnPietro TerraccianoFiorentina
Terracciano is on for Fiorentina.
Here's who went off for Arsenal.
Lacazette on for Arsenal, Zurkowski for Fiorentina.
- OffEmiliano MartínezArsenal
- OnBernd LenoArsenal
We go again. Leno is on the pitch, but there will be more changes to track.
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One-touch play outside the Fiorentina box sets up Vlahovic to roll the ball around Martinez and just wide of the post. That's half time - see you in 15 minutes.
Into the first of three added minutes indicated.
Sottil is released behind the defence again, and Martinez slaps away a rising shot at the near post - this defence is awful
Saponara catches Burton after a ludicrous late tackle into the back of him, and that's a booking.
Some Nketiah chat.
Terzic curls in a tempting, low free kick, but it's too far ahead of everyone.
Free kick on the right for Fiorentina after a Kolasinac foul.
Benassi lifts in a poor cross from the left which drifts out of play for a throw on the right.
We're back again.
Chambers heads over Nelson's cross from the right, and we're going to have a drinks break now.
Jenkison fires in a cross and Terzic blocks it for a corner on the right wing.
This is the goal, if you're not geo-blocked.
Nelson lays it off for Jenkinson ahead of him, but Ranieri slides in to tackle him and FIorentina start their own attack. Saponara picks out Benassi, I think, and he scuffs a shot at goal.
Nketiah dives behind the defence, and attempts to curl the ball around the 'keeper from a really tight angle, but it just trundles on the ground.
Fiorentina sweep forward, Sottil advances from the right and drives inside, and his low shot drifts a yard wide of goal. Arsenal have three central defenders and none of them are up to the job.
Arsenal invite some pressure, but with the temperature at 33 degrees, they are probably after an early rest.
The ball runs to Olayinka, and he clips a curling shot just wide of the post.
- GoalEddie NketiahArsenal
GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Fiorentina. Nketiah scores - Kolasinac squares the ball, Nketiah receives it, spins right to make room on the penalty spot, and fizzes in a fierce shot.
Vlahovic steams down the left past the halfway line, and Mustafi is left for dead. The strikers fires it across goal, Martinez beats it into the path of Sottil and Kolasinac is on hand to hook it away for a corner.
Sottil has it on the right wing, he fires in a wicked ball to Saponara, and he glances a header wide and low away from goal, totally unmarked.
Fiorentina aren't up to much, but they seem well off the pace so far.
Good old banter.
Kolasinac fires in a cross, just inside the box on the left, and it loops off Ceccherini and just wide of the far post.
More Arsenal possession. They're happy with it at the back, but perhaps in the heat they are struggling to get up to speed.
It's all Arsenal so far, but a pass out to Kolasinac down the left is over hit from Olayinka.
Arsenal build from the back now.
Saka carries the ball to the left but is ultimately hacked and nudged to the ground, which the reff allows to take place.
Vlahovic robs Monreal, advances on goal and strikes towards Martinez, but Mustafi is back to cover and blocks the shot.
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The match gets underway.
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