Jovetic stars before Kondogbia's freaky own goal

Although Inter went on the win the match 2-1, it was Kondogbia's own goal commentators dwelled on till the game ended.

Jovetic saw his penalty saved by Thibaut Courtois, but he slammed home the rebound.

Goals from Stevan Jovetic and Ivan Perisic had put Inter into a commanding lead before a freakish Geoffrey Kondogbia own goal gave Chelsea hope of a recovery, and Spalletti believes his players need to focus on keeping intensity levels high.

That was until Kondogbia handed the Premier League champions a lifeline in truly weird fashion, his attempted back-pass soaring over the stranded Padelli and into the top-left corner of the net. His second half goal, a very clean finish from a tight angle, will give Manchester United fans more reason to want him at Old Trafford next season.


Chelsea's pre-season started with great promise after a 3-0 win over Arsenal, a result they'll look to replicate when they meet the Gunners in the Community Shield-a chance to win their first trophy of 2017-18 in earnest. Morata started on the left wing but often found himself playing narrower and closer to Batushayi.

Inter had hitherto been in total control of the contest, with Alvaro Morata ineffectual on the left of a front three. "Our last game was two days ago, that has probably affected us".

He looked composed when defending one-on-one and showed off his ability to accurately find teammates with cross-field passes.

The Blues have a little more than one week to prepare for their FA Community Shield matchup against Arsenal on August 6 at Wembley Stadium, while Inter will face Spanish sides Villarreal and Real Betis before their Serie A season gets underway on August 20 against Fiorentina.


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