Club friendly wrap: Chelsea coast, Milan lose shootout

Chelsea, Real Madrid and Aston Villa all won friendlies on Wednesday, while AC Milan lost on penalties.New Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas saw his side defeat Hong Kong champions Kitchee 4-0 in their Asia Trophy clash.

Chelsea were expected to win well but were kept at bay for 37 minutes, until Frank Lampard opened the scoring from the penalty spot.

A Luzardo own-goal followed before Didier Drogba and Daniel Sturridge found the back of the net as Chelsea qualified for Saturday’s final in Hong Kong.

They will meet Aston Villa in that match, after Alex McLeish’s side snuck past Blackburn 1-0.

Paul Robinson made several saves to deny the Villans, but Darren Bent’s close-range finish was enough to secure the victory.

Karim Benzema struck a brace in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Hertha Berlin, although the 2010/11 La Liga runners-up were forced to come from behind in the Germany capital.

Patrick Ebert scored an 18th-minute opener for the newly promoted side, but a stunning free-kick from Ronaldo was followed by a pair of strikes from French forward Benzema.

After a 2-2 draw in normal time, Brazilian side Internacional snuck past AC Milan on penalties at Munich’s Allianz Arena.

Milan twice took the lead through Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alexandre Pato, but goals from Leandro Damaio and Andres D’Alessandro sent the match to spot-kicks.

Unbelievably, Milan missed all of their opportunities from the penalty spot, with Mattia Valoti, Antonio Cassano, Massimo Oddo and Pato all failing to convert as Internacional won 2-0 in the shootout.

Other friendly results saw Newcastle United defeat MLS outfit Columbus Crew 3-0, Juventus prevail against Mexican side America 1-0 and Malaga thump FC Utrecht 3-0.