Manchester United beat Leicester City 2-1 in the Community Shield. Red Devils took the lead after Jesse Lingard scored. Jamie Vardy scored an equalizer in the second half. However, in the 83rd minute of the match Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a goal and brought the first trophy to Manchester United this season.
Paul Pogba is very close to moving to Manchester United. He got permit to go on medical in England, after which he should finalize an agreement with Manchester United.
Leonardo Bonucci refused Manchester City offer and will remain at Juventus.
Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen will sign a contract with Roma, subject to pass medical.
The Olympic Games have brought a lot of excitement second day of competition.
Today, three matches were played in the football tournament. In Group C, Mexico is defeated Fiji with 5-1, while Germany and South Korea played 3-3. In the first match of Group D, Portugal took 2-1 win over Honduras.
Late last night, two games of basketball tournament were played in Group A at the Olympic Games. United States of America has demonstrated the strength in the match against China. Team that defends gold from London celebrated with 119-62. In the second match, Serbia was very convincing against Venezuela, 86-62. Today was played one game in group B, and Lithuania with 82-76 was better than Brazil.
Japan has started a victory in Group A against Belarus, 77-73, in the women basketball tournament. In Group B, United States of America was more than convincing against Senegal, 121-56. In a very interesting match Spain managed to outplay Serbia, 65-59.
Tennis tournament at the Olympics did not brought surprises today. In Men’s Singles, Thomaz Bellucci advances to next round after Dustin Brown retired from the tournament. David Ferrer is two sets defeated Denis Istomin. Gilles Mueller lost the first set but then won the next two against Jerzy Janowicz. Roberto Bautista will be in the next round after Andrey Kuznetsov retired. Rogerio Dutra Silva with 7-6, 6-1 was better than Thomas Fabbiano. Fabio Fognini defeated Victor Estrella. Andy Murray has easily reached the victory against Viktor Troicki, 6-3, 6-2. Joao Sousa with 6-1, 7-5 defeated Robin Haase. Rafael Nadal won his first match after a long break. The Spaniard was better than Federico Delbonis 6-2, 6-1.
In Women’s Singles, Serena Williams had no problems against Daria Gavrilova as she celebrated with 6-4, 6-2. Angelique Kerber in straight sets victory defeated Mariana Duque, while Petri Kvitova also needed two sets to celebrate against Timea Babos. Caroline Wozniacki had no problems reaching the next round. She was better than Lucie Hradecka with 6-2, 6-2. Svetlana Kuznetsova took 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 victory over Wang Qiang. Monica Puig is easy to defeated Polona Hercog.
Jelena Jankovic ended the competition at the Olympics because of injury.
Anna Van Der Breggen from the Netherlands won gold in the cycling road race.
Today were played three matches in the handball tournament. In the first game at the Olympics, Qatar outclassed Croatia with the score 30-23. In a very interesting match, Germany beat Sweden, 32-29. Denmark justified the role of favorites and beat Argentina, 25-19.
In the women’s 10 meters air pistol Mengxue Zhang from China won gold medal. The silver went to Vitalina Batsarashkina from Russia, while Anna Korakaki from Greece won the bronze.
At the women’s volleyball tournament at the Olympics Russia beat Argentina 3-0, while Serbia defeated Italy with the same result. In men’s competition, Italy was very convincing against France, 3-0. Brazil is in front of their fans defeated Mexico, 3-1. Poland justified the role of favorites against Egypt and won 3-0.
Rowing competition was not held today due to bad weather conditions.