City blitz Milan to make final

Manchester City booked their place in the final of the Audi Cup after a 5-3 win over AC Milan in Munich.

Last Updated: 01/08/13 at 08:13 Post Comment

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Manuel Pellegrini's men were 5-0 up and cruising after just 35 minutes as David Silva, Aleksandar Kolarov, Micah Richards and Edin Dzeko (2) punished a lacklustre start from the Italians.

But Milan rallied and scored three goals in six minutes through an Stephan El Shaarawy brace and one from Andrea Petagna.

But there was to be no repeat of the goal blitz in the second half with both teams tiring as the game wore on and the Premier League side easily held on.

The first half of the game had been breathless and Silva slotted home City's opener after just three minutes when he pounced on a lay-off from Dzeko.

And it wasn't long before City stamped their authority on the game as two goals in four minutes from Richards and Kolarov had them 3-0 up midway through the half.

Richards' strike came after new-boy Fernandinho played a delicious through ball to the full-back, who finished at the second attempt.

Kolarov, being allowed the freedom of the left side by Milan's reluctance to attack, got his strike after collecting a pass after a powerful run from Stevan Jovetic.

City, fielding a stronger side than Milan and further on in their pre-season preparations, added a fourth in the 32nd minute when Dzeko got the first of his brace, tapping home a Jesus Navas cross.

But his second was to be the goal of the game. Just four minutes after his first strike, the Bosnian forward showed tremendous skill to control the ball on his chest with his back to goal, before turning in one movement to volley home.

City were in exhibition mode but just when they thought it was all too easy, Milan then scored three in six minutes. El Shaaraway broke clear of a poor offside trap to get his team's first in the 37th minute and then stayed alert to score a second two minutes later.

City stopped, believing there was about to be a whistle for offside, but when play continued the youngster simply slotted home unchallenged.

Petagna suggested a comeback was on when he made it 5-3 in the 42nd minute, but that would prove to be the final score.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Tuesday, 12 August 2014
19:45
Chelsea 2-0 Sociedad Report
19:30
Man Utd 2-1 Valencia Report
Sunday, 10 August 2014
15:00
Stuttgart 1-2 Hull City Report
13:30
Newcastle 1-0 Sociedad  
12:15
Liverpool 4-0 B Dortmund Report
Saturday, 09 August 2014
17:30
Tottenham 2-1 Schalke Report
17:00
Southampton 0-1 Leverkusen Report
16:30
Freiburg 1-1 Stoke  
15:00
A Villa 0-0 Parma  
Leicester 1-0 W Bremen Report

Footer 365

Rio Ferdinand would love to manage England after his playing career ends

Rio Ferdinand would love to manage England one day after revealing his long-term plans for a future in football as a coach.

Premier League: Former Cardiff boss Malky Mackay promises to co-operate with FA

Malky Mackay says he will co-operate fully with an FA investigation into Cardiff's text message dossier.

Transfer News: Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc wants to move before deadline

Ronald Koeman has confirmed Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc has asked to move on from St Mary's.

Mail Box

Man United Fans Clutching At Straws

While the focus is on Liverpool's move for Mario Balotelli, one Man United fan tries to convince the mailbox with nine reasons why Angel Di Maria would prefer them to PSG...

Rojo Is A Better Signing Than Hummels

There's some big talk in the morning mailbox, which claims that Man United were right to sign Marcos Rojo instead of Mats Hummels. Plus, one Gooner's happy Arteta's out...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property