VIDEO: Chelsea 1 – 2 Inter [International Champions Cup] Highlights 2017
Stevan Jovetic scored one and made another as Inter completed a perfect International Champions Cup campaign with a 2-1 win against Chelsea in Singapore, but the game will be remembered for a bizarre Geoffrey Kondogbia own goal.
Inter had already beaten Lyon and Bayern Munich without conceding a goal in the tournament and Luciano Spalletti’s men made it three out of three in humid conditions on Saturday.
Jovetic gave Inter the lead in first-half injury-time, scoring on the rebound after Thibaut Courtois saved his initial effort from a controversial penalty.
The Montenegrin teed up Ivan Perisic to drill home Inter’s second from a narrow angle, but Chelsea, who started club-record signing Alvaro Morata on the left of a front three, were given a lifeline when Kondogbia somehow lobbed goalkeeper Daniele Padelli with a wild back-pass from 45 yards.
Michy Batshuayi had a goal ruled out due to an incorrect offside decision, with Chelsea’s pre-season tour ending after a pair of ICC defeats in Asia – the next challenge for Antonio Conte’s men being Arsenal in the Community Shield on August 6.