Leicester well beaten by PSG, Liverpool take down AC Milan

Leicester City were utterly outclassed as they lost 4-0 in a pre-season friendly against Paris Saint-Germain.
But Liverpool fared better as they enjoyed a morale-boosting 2-0 win over AC Milan.
Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester were no match for PSG in the ‘International Champions Cup’ match at the StubHubCenter in Los Angeles.
The Premier League winners beat Celtic on penalties last weekend – but it was no surprise that the French champions were a tougher prospect on Saturday night.
PSG took the lead in the 26th minute from the penalty spot, Edinson Cavani sending Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way after Daniel Amartey had brought down Jonathan Ikone.
Leicester came close to an equaliser soon after, Riyad Mahrez’s free-kick bringing a good save out of Alphonse Areola, before Amartey headed the resulting corner narrowly wide after the ball was punched towards him by PSG’s goalkeeper.
However, livewire Ikone doubled the lead just before half-time, the 18-year-old holding off WesMorgan and giving Schmeichel no chance after Thomas Meunier’s pass deflected into his path.
Ahmed Musa wasted a chance to get the Foxes back in the game within three minutes of the restart, fluffing his close-range finish after Leonardo Ulloa had created the opening.
Any doubts about the outcome were ended when Lucas Moura headed in Maxwell’s cross at the far post in the 64th minute, before Odsonne Edouard – like Ikone, just 18 – wrapped up the win in the final minute.
The Foxes, who start their Premier League campaign at Hull on August 13, are next in action against Barcelona in Stockholm on Wednesday.
Second half goals from Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino gave Liverpool their 2-0 victory over AC Milan in their International Champions Cup clash in California.
Jurgen Klopp’s team bounced back from Wednesday’s defeat to Chelsea with a deserved success over their Italian opponents at Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium.
Liverpool – with James Milner playing at left-back – were on top in the first half, with new signing Sadio Mane seeing plenty of the ball and almost setting up Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridgewith crosses.
Striker Sturridge also had a shot blocked before the break, while England team-mate Adam Lallana shot over.
Firmino and Origi were among the half-time substitutes – and Origi broke the deadlock in the 59th minute, showing good footwork before cutting inside and shooting into the far corner.
The Belgian had another goal ruled out in the 71st minute for offside, before Firmino doubled Liverpool’s lead two minutes later, sliding in at the far post to tap in a deflected cross from substitute Sheyi Ojo.
The Reds take on Barcelona at Wembley on Saturday, before opening their Premier League campaign at Arsenal on August 14.

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