Everton 1-1 Millonarios (10-9 pens): Asmir Begovic scores a penalty and denies Millonarios goalkeeper in epic shoot-out as he helps Everton win the Florida Cup with Andros Townsend and Demarai Gray also with
- Asmir Begovic was the hero when Everton won on penalties in the Florida Cup
- Debutant Begovic scored a penalty in the shootout, then made a crucial save
- The match ended 1-1 after 90 minutes, with Demarai Gray scoring a penalty
- Andros Townsend also made his first appearance after moving to the club
Asmir Begovic was the hero in dramatic circumstances during his Everton debut when he scored a penalty in a shoot-out against Millonarios and then denied his counterpart Juan Moreno to secure the victory for Rafa Benitez’s side in the Florida Cup.
The game finished 1-1 after 90 minutes with another debutant, Demarai Gray, who scored the equalizing goal from the spot after Andres Llinas gave Millonarios the lead.
Andros Townsend also got a run and impressed during his 45 minutes on the pitch as Everton stepped up their preparation for the season.
Asmir Begovic was the hero in his debut as he helped Everton win the Florida Cup
The goalkeeper scored in the shootout and was then saved from Millonarios Moreno .’s goalkeeper
Everton players celebrate with the Florida Cup after their epic penalty shoot-out success
Begovic made an impressive impression early on when he made a clever save to refuse Harrison Mojica.
However, Millonarios took the lead in the 19th minute, with Llinas finding the net after a corner.
After hitting the post on his first try, the ball hit Llinas’ heel after the rebound before going in.
Demarai Gray immediately impressed Everton when he scored a penalty against Millonarios
Andros Townsend, pictured against Millonarios’ Elvis Perlaza, hit the bar during his Everton debut
Moise Kean then missed an inviting opportunity to equalize for Everton when he headed wide on a cross from Lucas Digne.
Townsend came close to scoring on his debut when he rattled the bar, but Everton ended the first half trailing 1-0.
Everton made five changes for the second half, including Gray making his debut.
Andres Llinas celebrates after his goal gave Millonarios the lead against Everton
The Millonarios supporters created a lively atmosphere in the Camping World Stadium
Everton: Begovic; Coleman (Kenny 46), Holgate (Keane 61), Godfrey (Gibson 73), Digne (Anderson 62); Allan (Gbamin 61), Doucoure (Gomes 46); Townsend (Grey 46), Rodriguez (Gordon 46), Iwobi (Davies 73); Kean (Broadhead 46)
Subscribers: Virginia, Tyrer, Whitaker
Target: Gray 64 (pen.)
millionaires: Vargas (Moreno 46); Roman, Llinas (Murillo 83), Vargas, Perlaza (Bertel 61); Pereira, Vega (Garcia 74), Silva (Ruiz 62); Rengifo (Guerra 61), Uribe (Marquez 62), Mojica (Quinones 74, Abadia 83)
Subscribers: Banguero, Abadia, Murillo, Quinones, Rosales, Valencia, Romero, Garcia
Target: Llin 19
Andre Gomes, Anthony Gordon, Jonjoe Kenny and Nathan Broadhead also entered the fray, while Townsend, Kean, Seamus Coleman, James Rodriguez and Abdoulaye Doucoure all left.
Benitez made further changes around the hour as Michael Keane, Jean-Philippe Gbamin and youngster Joseph Anderson entered the fray.
Everton were awarded a penalty after Broadhead was fouled by Millonarios’ substitute goalkeeper Juan Moreno.
Gray stepped up to take it and scored as he leveled Everton.
Broadhead then tried to give the Toffees the lead, but his attempt was saved, with the game ending 1-1 and going to penalties.
Michael Keane scored for Everton, then Juan Pereira made the net for Millonarios.
Everton manager Rafa Benitez instructs his players during Florida Cup clash
Moise Kean tries to impress for Everton as he is followed by Millonarios’ Llinas
Gray again made no mistake from the spot and Begovic saved from Ricardo Marquez.
Everton couldn’t take advantage, though, as Gordon hit the crossbar and Juan Vargas made it 2-2.
Andre Gomes stepped on and scored while Millonarios scored their next penalty.
Broadhead made it 4-3, with Daniel Ruiz again leveling for the Colombian side.
Gbamin sent Everton’s next penalty, but the drama continued and Millonarios scored again.
Younger Lewis Gibson scored and Juan Garcia did the same. Jonjoe Kenny showed confidence in scoring a panenka, but it then became 7-7.
Tom Davies scored his penalty emphatically, but Andres Mario made sure the game went on.
Joe Anderson scored alone as Millonarios scored again.
Then it was Begovic’s turn to take a penalty and he scored, then was remarkably saved from Millonarios goalkeeper Moreno.