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Franco DiSanto, Florent Malouda lead Chelsea to victory

The duo each score a goal in a 2-0 win over Mexico's Club America in the final match of the World Football Challenge friendly tournament.

July 27, 2009|Associated Press

Franco DiSanto and Florent Malouda scored in a two-minute span in the second half to lead Chelsea to a 2-0 win over Mexico's Club America on Sunday at Arlington, Texas, in the final match of the World Football Challenge friendly tournament.

Malouda took a pass from Ashley Cole and chipped it in front of the goal, where DiSanto beat goalkeeper Armando Navarrete to the ball and knocked it into the net in the 76th minute.

Two minutes later, DiSanto beat defender Oscar Rojas, and dropped a ball back to Malouda, who fired it past Navarrete.

Chelsea went undefeated in winning the four-team, round-robin-style tournament, which was played in six cities across the United States over the last week. Club America was second, one point ahead of Inter Milan. AC Milan finished fourth.

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Inter Milan 2, AC Milan 0 -- Diego Milito scored his first of two goals in the opening minutes to lead Inter Milan over Serie A rival AC Milan in a friendly at Foxborough, Mass., that was part of the World Football Challenge.

The crowd of 42,531 leaned heavily toward AC Milan, and it was quieted in the fourth minute when Milito chased the ball down to the left of the goal and guided it between the goalkeeper Zeljko Kalac and the near post.

He gave Inter a 2-0 lead in the 75th minute on a 2-on-1 break with Dejan Stankovic, who drew the defender and passed to Milito for the shot that bounced off and over the keeper into the net.

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