Diego Costa scored a first-half hat-trick as Atletico Madrid humiliated LaLiga rivals Real Madrid by taking a 5-0 lead into half-time in their International Champions Cup clash.

Atletico showered no mercy in New Jersey, where big-money signing Joao Felix and substitute Angel Correa also scored in an incredibly one-sided first half on Friday.

The first-half rout, which saw Luka Jovic suffer an apparent knee injury, comes after Marco Asensio ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and external meniscus in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal – who had led 2-0 at half-time.

Madrid – who finished third behind champions Barca and runners-up Atletico last season – were also beaten 3-1 by Bayern Munich in their pre-season opener.

Zinedine Zidane insisted talk about James Rodriguez's Real Madrid future was not his concern amid claims the playmaker has no interest in staying.

James, 28, is linked with Napoli and Atletico Madrid after returning to the Santiago Bernabeu from a two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich.

Atletico chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin told ESPN on Thursday that James did not want to continue at Madrid, nor did the LaLiga giants want him to.

Asked about those comments, Zidane said the Colombia international's future was not something for him to worry about.

"It is a matter for the club," he told a news conference ahead of Madrid's International Champions Cup clash against Atletico on Friday.

"It is something between them – the presidents – not me."

Zidane was seemingly tired of answering questions about Gareth Bale, who is expected to leave the club, and reported transfer target and Manchester United star Paul Pogba.

And while midfielder Marco Asensio could be set to miss the entire season due to a serious knee injury, Zidane said nothing changed in regards to Madrid's plans.

"We are working with the players here. We think about the first league match," he said.

"Nothing changes. I don't think about that, who will replace Marco, no. We are touched by the injury, but there is a game tomorrow. We will see later."

Mauricio Pochettino has apologised to Manchester United over Tottenham's tough tackles during Thursday's International Champions Cup game.

Angel Gomes hit a late winner for United after Lucas Moura's deflected shot cancelled out Anthony Martial's opener in China.

Eric Bailly hurt his knee trying to block a shot from Son Heung-min and United's new winger Daniel James seemed to be targeted by Tottenham throughout, with Pochettino acknowledging his side were perhaps overly aggressive in their 2-1 defeat.

"I was a little bit annoyed about some situations, I was not happy," the Tottenham boss told reporters. "It was a friendly game and in some situations of course when you are tired, when it’s so hot you are not right with the tempo to arrive at the actions, sometimes you arrive late and something can happen.

"I apologise on behalf of our players to Manchester United."

Pochettino added: "It wasn't their intention, but sometimes when you are tired you arrive late and some things can happen.

"And I was worried because in this period of preparation it is sometimes you need to be aggressive and you need to play with passion but sometimes the focus is to build your fitness and develop the way you want to play.

"Of course I was worried, Manchester United, Eric Bailly got injured and I am sorry for that but he was alone.

"And always when the players start to build their fitness and start to fight for their place in the team, when something happens in the pre-season it's always tough and I was a little bit worried, but in the second half the game was a bit more relaxed."

A reported £25million clause in Toby Alderweireld's Spurs contract is said to expire on Thursday, but Pochettino was unwilling to discuss the centre-back's future.

"Nothing to say about that," he added. "I am very focused on working with the players that we have and the club provide us, the coaching staff, and try to help them to improve and work with the players who we are going to have at the end of the transfer market.

"My position from now for the future so you know, otherwise every time... I'm not going to talk about signing players, selling players, extending the contract of the players or not extending the contract of the players. That is going to be all through the club to update you if they want.

"I'm not going to communicate or talk about that, I'm going to talk about managing the squad that we have. To make clear because in the future if you're going to ask me it'll be a little bit weird because I won't answer because I don't have the answer."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer accepted Eric Bailly's condition "doesn't look great" after the centre-back suffered a knee injury in Manchester United's win over Tottenham.

United clinched a 2-1 victory in Thursday's International Champions Cup clash thanks to Angel Gomes' well-taken effort in the 80th minute, but the main talking point from the contest was the blow to Bailly.

The Ivory Coast international had only been on the pitch for 10 minutes following his half-time introduction before going down in need of medical attention, having attempted to block a shot from Son Heung-min, who was flagged offside.

Bailly was carried off on a stretcher and later photographed on crutches with his left knee in a brace, continuing the injury nightmare he has had to endure over the past two years.

Manager Solskjaer could not offer any form of update after the game in Shanghai but seemed pessimistic about the 25-year-old's condition.

"It's never nice getting an injury and not worth it," Solskjaer told reporters. "He's done his knee, but we're not sure how bad.

"We need to get him back to Manchester and do scans. We'll hope for the best."

He added in an interview with MUTV: "It doesn't look great, but let's see how it goes."

United have been strongly linked with £80million-rated Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire in recent weeks and Solskjaer was asked if Bailly's injury will see the club intensify their pursuit of defensive reinforcements.

But he seemed to suggest he is content with the options available to him.

"We've had six centre-backs rotating here [on United's tour]," he said. "Phil [Jones] played first three games, then today Marcos [Rojo] and Chris [Smalling] took their chances.

"We looked assured at the back. You're never happy when you get injuries – let's hope for the best for Eric."

Angel Gomes scored the late winner as Manchester United beat Tottenham 2-1 in the International Champions Cup on Thursday, though the Red Devils will rue another injury suffered by Eric Bailly.

United generally looked the better side across the 90 minutes and 18-year-old Gomes ensured Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men made it two wins from as many matches in the ICC with a lovely goal towards the end.

Martial's pace worried Spurs throughout the first half and, after hitting the post early on, he converted in the 21st minute to leave Paolo Gazzaniga questioning himself.

A raft of substitutions at the interval unsurprisingly upset the flow of the game, though Spurs were able to make an improvement and they restored parity through Lucas Moura's deflected effort just past the hour, with United losing Bailly to an apparent knee injury shortly before.

Gomes secured the points for United after a clever exchange with Juan Mata 10 minutes from time, continuing the side's encouraging pre-season form.

United looked the more promising in the early exchanges and went desperately close to the opener when Daniel James latched on to a loose ball and fed Martial, whose left-footed strike came off the right-hand post.

Spurs responded by crafting a chance of their own, but Dele Alli's finish after a well-worked move was feeble, allowing David de Gea to make straightforward save.

Martial capitalised on his next opportunity, though, racing on to Andreas Pereira's pass into the area and his effort from a tight angle inexplicably found its way past Gazzaniga in the Spurs net.

United changed their entire starting XI at half-time and Spurs made a host of alterations of their own, resulting in a less cohesive beginning to the second period.

Among those introduced was defender Bailly, but he lasted only 10 minutes before appearing to suffer an injury to his right knee when attempting to block a Son Heung-min effort.

Spurs then equalised with 65 minutes on the clock – Lucas bringing the ball down brilliantly on the edge of the box, before seeing his scuffed effort deflect just past the helpless Sergio Romero.

But Solskjaer's side clinched victory late on, as Gomes played a one-two with Mata and then produced a composed finish from a tight angle to cap a solid cameo from the teenager.

Eric Bailly's Manchester United injury woes continued after the centre-back was taken off on a stretcher during Thursday's International Champions Cup clash against Tottenham.

Ivory Coast international Bailly joined United in 2016 from Villarreal and showed promise in his first season, but he has amassed only 25 top-flight appearances in the two campaigns since.

The 25-year-old has been dogged by a host of injuries during his time at United, with persistent shoulder, knee and groin problems limiting his impact.

After managing just eight Premier League starts last term, Bailly is no doubt hoping to play a bigger role in 2019-20, but 10 minutes after his half-time introduction against Spurs on Thursday he was carried off.

The defender tried to block an effort from Son Heung-min when he appeared to injure to his right knee, requiring a stretcher to take him off the pitch.

Should the injury prove serious, United's interest in Leicester City's Harry Maguire could mount, with the England international an apparent £80million target.

Caio's 93rd-minute winner lifted Benfica to a 2-1 victory over Fiorentina at the International Champions Cup on Wednesday.

Penalties were on the horizon amid a deadlock after Haris Seferovic's ninth-minute opener was cancelled out by Dusan Vlahovic prior to half-time in Harrison, New Jersey.

But substitute Caio ensured spot-kicks were not required courtesy of a thunderous half-volley with the last kick of the match at Red Bull Arena.

Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa was named on the bench again for Vincenzo Montella's men amid ongoing links with Serie A champions Juventus.

And Fiorentina started slowly as Seferovic put Benfica ahead in the ninth minute after some fine work from new signing Raul de Tomas.

Signed from Real Madrid following Joao Felix's big-money move to Atletico Madrid, De Tomas created some space on the edge of the area and slid in a ball to Seferovic, who stepped in front of his opponent and poked home past Pietro Terracciano.

De Tomas almost made it 2-0 in the 24th minute but the Spanish forward's volley forced Fiorentina goalkeeper Terracciano into a great finger-tip save.

Benfica looked the more likely to score, however, Fiorentina managed to equalise five minutes later thanks to Vlahovic.

After impressing against Guadalajara, the 19-year-old drifted onto his left foot and fired a low shot into the bottom corner of the net from the top of the penalty box.

An unbelievable chance went begging for Fiorentina – who introduced Chiesa at half-time – when Vlahovic hit the post and Marco Benassi somehow skied the ball over the crossbar with an empty net at his mercy in the 49th minute.

Benfica went close to restoring their lead nine minutes into the second half, but Rafa Silva's curling effort was just inches wide of the post.

The Portuguese champions did get their second goal as they won it at the death thanks to Caio, who found himself unmarked at the back post and fired a ferocious shot into the roof of the net.

Maurizio Sarri hailed Gianluigi Buffon's performance in Juventus' penalty shoot-out win over Inter, while insisting Matthijs de Ligt has no responsibility for their poor first-half display.

Buffon made three saves in a shoot-out to earn Juve a 4-3 victory on penalties following a 1-1 draw in Wednesday's International Champions Cup clash in China.

De Ligt's own goal 10 minutes into his first Bianconeri start handed Inter the lead, with the new signing turning into Juve's net from Stefano Sensi's corner.

Sarri's side were second best up until the interval but a rejuvenated second-half performance was rewarded when Cristiano Ronaldo's deflected free-kick restored parity, allowing Buffon to be the hero on penalties.

"Buffon's great strength is that he's a born fighter. He was ready when called upon and was extraordinary in the shoot-out," Sarri told Sportitalia.

"Ronaldo had the usual excellent performance. We can improve a great deal in our attacking moves and that would make it easier for him.

"We can improve, particularly on pressing high to win the ball back when defending. We must focus on defending by going forward, not allowing them to get behind us.

"It's normal that it takes a while to change that mentality. I made a mistake this morning, as I got them to have a 45-minute training session, but we felt it in this heat."

Inter coach Antonio Conte, meanwhile, claimed the Nerazzurri's new identity will soon become evident.

"I think there were improvements since the game against Manchester United [a 1-0 loss]," Conte told Inter TV. "The important thing is that the intensity gets into the minds of the players. We need to play intense football and go to press the opposition. 

"I have to consider myself very happy with the result, because I have a group of players who are working very hard. Having said that, we lost on penalties and we must always be irritated by defeat, even if it’s in a shoot-out for a friendly.

"I am starting to see glimpses of an identity and our way of taking to the field. We must continue along this path: head down, work hard. There is much to do."

Matthijs de Ligt scored an own goal on his first Juventus start but Gianluigi Buffon proved the hero for Maurizio Sarri's side as they beat Serie A rivals Inter 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the International Champions Cup.

Having come on in Juve's defeat to Tottenham, big-money signing De Ligt was handed a full debut for the Derby d'Italia encounter in China, but the occasion was marred when he diverted Stefano Sensi's 10th-minute corner beyond Samir Handanovic.

De Ligt's unfortunate opener was cancelled out midway through the second half - Cristiano Ronaldo making it two goals from two games with a deflected free-kick that looped in to restore parity midway through the second half.

Daniele Padelli brilliantly denied Ronaldo a second as penalties were required to settle the contest, but it was his counterpart Buffon - re-signed from Paris Saint-Germain - who ruled in the shoot-out.

Two Buffon saves from Andrea Ranocchia and Samuele Longo looked set to be enough to tee up victory, but after Adrien Rabiot and Federico Bernardeschi missed their penalties, Juve's veteran goalkeeper saved Borja Valero's spot-kick, with Merih Demiral sealing the win.

Ronaldo was the first to go close in Nanjing, sending a rasping strike straight at Handanovic. But it was Inter who had the lead when De Ligt was caught out from a corner, with the youngster only able to turn Sensi's delivery into his own net.

Danilo D'Ambrosio wasted a fantastic chance to extend Inter's advantage before the half hour, heading wide from close range after getting the better of Joao Cancelo.

Padelli had to be alert when Ronaldo drilled a low effort towards the near post, before Rabiot forced Inter's substitute goalkeeper into an instinctive stop. He could do nothing to deny Juve an equaliser in the 68th minute, though, as Ronaldo's free-kick deflected in off the wall.

Ronaldo looked set to double his tally after rounding Padelli soon after, but the shot-stopper made a superb recovery challenge to force penalties.

Inter's luck appeared to be in after misses from Rabiot and Bernardeschi resulted in sudden death, though Buffon stood firm to parry out Valero's tame effort, and Demiral – who replaced De Ligt at half-time – duly tucked in the winning spot-kick.

Real Madrid have confirmed Marco Asensio suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in their International Champions Cup clash with Arsenal.

Asensio scored after coming on as a second-half substitute in Madrid's penalty shoot-out victory at FedExField but was on the field for just 20 minutes before he had to be taken off on a stretcher.

He was then taken to hospital with an injury that coach Zinedine Zidane described as "worrisome", and his fears were confirmed when doctors revealed the extent of the damage to Asensio's knee.

The club released a statement confirming he has ruptured the ligament and external meniscus in his left knee. ​

Asensio will have surgery in the coming days and faces a long lay-off that may have a knock-on effect on Madrid's plans in the transfer market and throw Dani Ceballos' prospective loan move to Arsenal into doubt.

Gareth Bale's future also remains unclear but Zidane may be in the mood to review his situation in light of Asensio's injury.

Bale scored against Arsenal but Zidane said after the game that nothing had changed regarding the Wales international's future, having previously said the club is looking to sell him.

Kieran Trippier praised Atletico Madrid's "unbelievable" mentality after making his second appearance for the club following his transfer from Tottenham.

The right-back featured in Diego Simeone's starting line-up as Atletico beat Chivas on penalties after a goalless draw in the International Champions Cup in Texas on Tuesday.

Trippier spent four seasons at Tottenham and helped the club reach the 2018-19 Champions League final before making a reported €22million switch to the Wanda Metropolitano.

Atletico's task against Chivas was made tougher by Marcos Llorente's 24th-minute dismissal, but Trippier was proud of their response.

"I thought we reacted well," said Trippier. "The mentality of the team was unbelievable, we continued to press and try to win the ball back quickly.

"We want to win, no matter who we play. That's the mindset from this team and this coach.

"Two wins from two games, and long may it continue."

He added: "I'm extremely proud to be here and willing to give it my all.

"The supporters have been incredible. They've been so nice to me and welcomed me with open arms.

"I'll do my best for the shirt."

Mauricio Pochettino described Son Heung-min as "an icon" and compared the Tottenham attacker to former Manchester United star David Beckham ahead of his side's clash with the Red Devils.

Son has been a focal point during Tottenham's pre-season tour of Asia and Pochettino said the reception of the South Korea international came as no surprise.

The 27-year-old is preparing for his fifth full season as a Spurs player and he has scored 42 goals in 130 Premier League appearances since his arrival from Bayer Leverkusen in August 2015.

Son featured in Tottenham's 3-2 International Champions Cup victory over Juventus in Singapore on Sunday and will be involved again when Pochettino's men face United in Shanghai on Thursday.

Asked whether he was taken aback by the adoration on display for Son, Pochettino told reporters: "No, not surprised. We can appreciate and see how the people love Sonny here in Asia.

"Of course, he's an icon. I compared him before to David Beckham in popularity.

"It doesn't surprise me but it's good to see how the people love him and how important he is for the people.

"I am happy to hear him telling you that he still wants to improve, be better and work hard. That mentality is fantastic and that is why he is a very good example for all the fans and all the people, not only here in Asia but in the world."

Son played down his importance to a squad he is proud to be a part of, but reminded his team-mates that, while they reached the Champions League final in 2018-19, they can improve having failed to deliver silverware despite showing significant promise for a number of years.

"It's not just me, it's everyone," said Son, shrugging off the accolades of his coach. "It's special being here with the team. I don't care about being the main [attraction] or not.

"I'm happy to be here but I'm still learning, looking to be better day by day. Of course, I enjoy it but not too much pressure. I should enjoy this moment.

"I should be proud to work harder than before because the people are always watching me and expect more. I'm looking forward to being better with our team and with our staff. I'm always looking forwards."

A serious injury to Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio "could be bad news" for Arsenal's hopes of signing Dani Ceballos, according to Gunners boss Unai Emery.

Asensio lasted just 20 minutes of Madrid's International Champions Cup clash with Arsenal, scoring Madrid's second goal in a 2-2 draw and 3-2 penalty shoot-out victory before he was taken off with an apparent knee injury and taken to hospital.

Zinedine Zidane admitted the injury looked "worrying", and Emery conceded his side might struggle to complete a season-long loan for Ceballos if Los Blancos are short of midfielders.

Asked whether the injury would affect the prospective deal, Emery told reporters: "I don't know.

"Our target also was not to take injuries in that match, and they maybe have with Asensio.

"It [could be] bad news, for them and also for us. I don't know if it can change something."

Emery was asked about the future of club captain Laurent Koscielny, who refused to travel to the United States for Arsenal's pre-season tour and has been linked to Lyon, Bordeaux and Borussia Dortmund.

Koscielny has one year left on his Arsenal contract and the coach indicated he feels he has done all he can to keep the 33-year-old at Emirates Stadium.

"I've spoken about him, with respect to him," said Emery. "I tried to be with us in the position here and continue working and finding one solution between the club, between him and us.

"When he decided not to come here with us on tour, the solution is now only for the club and him.

"He decided to be out. I respect him but I have a responsibility, he has a responsibility, and the club have their responsibility. Now it's one issue only for the club and him.

"My idea is to continue with the players we are working with, and the players that want to be here."

Marcos Llorente was sent off in his second Atletico Madrid appearance as the LaLiga giants edged Guadalajara on penalties at the International Champions Cup on Tuesday.

Llorente, a close-season signing from rivals Real Madrid for a reported €30million, was shown a red card for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity in the 24th minute at Globe Life Park in Arlington, just as Atletico looked in control.

However, Guadalajara were also reduced to 10 men as Carlos Villanueva was sent off just after the hour-mark.

Still, neither team could find a breakthrough before Atletico goalkeeper Antonio Adan stepped up in the shoot-out.

Diego Simeone's Atletico looked dangerous early and went close on numerous occasions in the opening 25 minutes.

Diego Costa found the back of the net but was correctly ruled offside, while Guadalajara goalkeeper Raul Gudino made an excellent save to tip away a 25-yard strike from Thomas Lemar.

Gudino also denied Alvaro Morata in a one-on-one in the 21st minute before the game turned with Llorente's red card.

Under pressure from Alexis Vega, Llorente dragged the forward down when through on goal, seeing him sent off for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity.

Atletico still looked the more likely of the two teams despite their numerical disadvantage, before they made 10 changes at half-time.

As Atletico appeared content to sit back to begin the second half, Guadalajara were also reduced to 10 men, Villanueva picking up a second yellow card in the 61st minute.

Koke then almost put Atletico ahead with a fine free-kick, but Gudino dived to his right to push away the effort.

Penalties followed and Atletico trailed before Adan made saves from Fernando Beltran and Alan Cervantes to help them to victory.

Leon Goretzka scored the only goal of the match as Marco Giampaolo's first game in charge of AC Milan resulted in a 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich at the International Champions Cup.

Giampaolo arrived from Serie A rivals Sampdoria after Gennaro Gattuso stepped down as head coach of Milan at the end of the 2018-19 season.

And Giampaolo oversaw defeat in Milan's pre-season opener as Goretzka's well-taken 48th-minute goal guided Bayern to their second ICC victory.

New signing Theo Hernandez made his debut for Milan following his transfer from Real Madrid, while Paolo Maldini's son – Daniel – was also in the starting XI for the Rossoneri.

Niko Kovac's Bayern controlled proceedings in Kansas City, where clear-cut chances were few and far between in a tight opening 45 minutes.

Maldini's side-footed effort sailed just over the crossbar, while Bayern midfielder Renato Sanches fired a powerful strike just past the post.

Hernandez's bow ended prior to half-time as the French full-back was carried off on a stretcher with an ankle injury.

Bayern managed to break the deadlock right on the stroke of half-time when Joshua Kimmich played a perfectly weighed pass to Goretzka, who took a touch before tucking the ball beyond Gianluigi Donnarumma in the 48th minute.

Patrick Cutrone – who has been linked to Premier League side Wolves – should have equalised for Milan after cutting out Niklas Sule's pass across goal but the second-half substitute was denied by Sven Ulreich in a one-on-one situation with 26 minutes remaining.

Bayern found the back of the net nine minutes from the end but Jann-Fiete Arp's goal was ruled out for what appeared to be a handball, while David Alaba had an effort cancelled out for offside.

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