After a defeat against FC Barcelona (0-1) and a draw against Club America (2-2), the merengue club had to end its summer preparation on a better note across the Atlantic. It’s done with this victory against the Old Lady (2-0) in the famous Rose Bowl in Los Angeles. Once again, the merengue club could count on the inevitable Karim Benzema, who converted a penalty obtained by the Brazilian Vinicius (19th). Despite his late return from vacation, the French international has lost nothing in his influence on the game of Real Madrid and is gaining momentum during this preparation. Benzema came close to a double in the second half on a curling shot well out by Turin goalkeeper Mattia Perin (61st). It was finally Marco Asensio who allowed the European champions to take shelter twenty minutes from the end, following a great collective action (69th).
Ancelotti under the spell
After the match, Carlo Ancelotti once again praised his striker. “Benzema is the best of all, without a doubt. He does everything well. It is very difficult to mark it. This is Karim”underlined the Madrid coach before analyzing the collective performance of his team. “A good match, we played well, with energy. We played well, we controlled well… We finished the pre-season well and we stuck to the prepared plan. The squad is very good and those who played the first half are more used to playing together”he continued.
A first trophy in sight
After these three preparation matches, Real Madrid will now return to Europe to compete in the European Super Cup. The merengue club will face Frankfurt on August 10 in Helsinki, and intends to win their first trophy of the season.
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