wnol.info July 23 2018

Kondogbia scores weird own-goal as Inter beat Chelsea

July 23 2018, 05:43 | Van Peters

An uneventful first half came to life in added time when Cesar Azpilicueta bundled into Stevan Jovetic in the box and conceded a penalty.

Against Bayern Munich, Chelsea were very poor defensively and conceded three goals in the first 27 minutes.

Despite an incredible own goal by Geoffrey Kondogbia, Inter Milan held on against Chelsea, in Singapore. His second half goal, a very clean finish from a tight angle, will give Manchester United fans more reason to want him at Old Trafford next season.

The Montenegro global had the ball in the net again within a minute of the restart, turning home another rebound after Courtois denied Marcelo Brozovic, although the offside flag denied him.

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Against Inter, the two looked like they had been playing together for a lot longer than one game. Without Costa, Chelsea looked to be missing a cutting edge against Inter Milan and the manager will need to find a way to maximise the threat of Morata, who was too often on the fringes in Singapore. Perisic displayed his pace with a driving run and shot at the start of the second 45 and then beat Courtois on 52 minutes with a similar move, firing a left-foot strike under the goalkeeper.

Inter sub Joao Mario should have made it 3-0 from Perisic's unselfish pass, but his low effort was saved by the boot of Courtois.

That was until Kondogbia handed the Premier League champions a lifeline in truly freaky fashion, his attempted back-pass soaring over the stranded Padelli and into the top-left corner of the net.

The freak own goal led to a spell of sustained pressure on Inter in the final few minutes as Michy Batshuayi, with five goals in three pre-season games, thought he had found an equaliser in the 87th minute but was flagged for offside.

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