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Manchester City edged out Liverpool to claim the first silverware on offer in the 2019-20 campaign by winning the Community Shield (replay the match now in U.S.)
It took a penalty shootout to seal the trophy at Wembley, but Pep Guardiola’s side just about managed to retain the narrow superiority they held over their Merseyside rivals last season.
Here are six nuggets you might have missed amid the hustle and bustle of the afternoon’s extended action.
Kobe Bryant gets on-pitch meet and greet with USWNT stars
The U.S. Women’s National Team returned to the regular grind on Sunday with a friendly against Republic of Ireland — their first fixture since beating the Netherlands in the 2019 World Cup final back in July.
However, the game still began with a little celebrity razzle dazzle thanks to a VIP visit from Kobe Bryant, who ambled out onto the Rose Bowl pitch to meet the players as they went through their warm-up.