Who would've thought that two juggernauts like Real Madrid and Manchester United would be involved in a total disaster of a penalty shootout?
In a pre-season friendly, yet.
It ended in a 1-1 draw, and because this was a hyped exhibition in Levi's Stadium, where the San Francisco 49ers display shows of ineptitude on a regular basis these days ...
... the two combatants somehow managed to pay tribute to that tradition.
What with the International Champions Cup -- yeah, right -- organizers wanting a result in every one of these meaningless games -- but for which they're charging crazy prices for tickets -- this one ended in a 2-1 faux score in United’s favor through a hilarious penalty shootout.
We're talking about life of the party here, for a mere $49.99.
And no, that price is far from honoring the 49ers. Faaar from it. We just set out to get the best deal possible, added on for a serving of happy hour sliders, and passed it along to you. Because that's just the sorta dudes we are.
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