Burak Yılmaz brace lifts Galatasaray over Honved in friendly
Galatasaray’s Turkish international forward Burak Yılmaz (R) scores the first of his two goals against Honved in a friendly game played in Budapest. AA PhotoGalatasaray beat Hungary’s Honved 2-1, thanks to two goals from Burak Yılmaz on July 27.
The Turkish Super League runner-up found two goals through in a friendly game in Budapest, but allowed a last-minute goal from a freekick. The win came three days after Galatasaray had a frustrating 3-1 defeat to Rapid Vienna.
In other friendly games, English champion Manchester City cruised to a 5-1 triumph over Italy's AC Milan in a weather-hit friendly at Heinz Field, Agence France-Presse reported.
Manuel Pellegrini's men stormed into an early 2-0 lead thanks to strikes from Stevan Jovetic in the 11th minute and Scott Sinclair in the 14th, the two making the most of a Milan defense that struggled with Manchester City's pace down the right flank.
City continued to dominate and added a third as Jesus Navas's acrobatic effort from outside the area was deflected past helpless Milan goalkeeper Michael Agazzi in the 23rd minute.
City added a fourth after 26 minutes when Nigerian teenager Kelechi Iheanacho, who has been training with the club for several weeks, picked the ball up on the edge of the box, turned and slotted it home.
Sulley Muntari pulled one back for Milan shortly before halftime, making it 4-1 going into the break which was extended as fans were cleared from the stands because of a heavy thunderstorm that brought lightning and a tornado warning.
The sides eventually emerged for the second half and the English outfit picked up where they had left off - Montenegro international Jovetic making it 5-1 in the 58th.
The match was part of the International Champions Cup, a collection of pre-season matches featuring eight European clubs all preparing for the start of their domestic campaigns.
At Soldier Field in Chicago, England international Raheem Sterling scored the only goal in Liverpool's 1-0 victory over Olympiakos of Greece.
The winger struck after just five minutes, seizing upon a deflected strike by Daniel Sturridge and finishing.