Gather match training, train processes, find formations: you shouldn’t expect too much from pre-season friendlies. But not too little either. Here are some test snippets from the past few days.
While Lionel Messi is obviously in the mood to score some dream goals in his new American homeland, Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus is clearly having fun on American soil.
In the same match, a duel with an MLS Allstars selection, DFB star Kai Havertz also scored his first Arsenal goal.
Thus, on the other side of the Atlantic in Washington, the Gunners beat the American selections, while Klopp’s Liverpool took an easier step with a 4-2 victory at Karlsruher Wildpark.
Christian Pulisic, meanwhile, has arrived at his new club, AC Milan. And the first game has gone pretty well so far.
Kylian Mbappé has been dropped from the PSG squad for an upcoming pre-season tour of Japan. Shortly before, however, he had scored yesterday afternoon during a test kick against Le Havre.
Was this perhaps the last goal of PSG? According to Fabrizio Romano, PSG are no longer planning with their biggest star, who is now up for sale.