Real Madrid ends US tour with victory over Juventus

Real Madrid, the champions of the Spanish League and the European Champions League, concluded their American tour of preparatory season for the new football season, by defeating Italian Juventus 2-0 Saturday at the “Rose Bowl” stadium in Pasadena, California.

And in preparation for the European Super Cup match against Eintracht Frankfurt, the champion of the “European League”, on the tenth of August, the Italian coach of Real Carlo Ancelotti started the match against his former team, Juventus, with the same squad that won in May against Liverpool in the League final. Europe champions.

Ancelotti’s choice resulted in the Royal Club winning its first victory in its American tour, which it started by losing to local rivals Barcelona 0-1 in Las Vegas, then with a 2-2 draw with Mexico’s Club America in San Francisco.

Real revealed his intentions from the beginning when Frenchman Karim Benzema opened the scoring after only 8 seconds after a pass from Uruguayan Federico Valverde, but the referee canceled the goal.

Juventus, who opened their American tour by beating Mexican Chivas 2-2 before drawing with Barcelona 2-2, got their most dangerous chance during the match in the 13th minute when the ball rebounded from the crossbar after a free kick by Leonardo Bonucci.

Real’s response was fruitful, as he opened the scoring in the 19th minute from a penalty kick by Benzema after a mistake in the forbidden area by Brazilian Danilo on his compatriot Vinicius Junior.

Real seemed determined to end his American tour with a victory by besieging coach Massimiliano Allegri’s team in his area at the start of the second half, and he was close to the second goal had it not been for the brilliance of goalkeeper Mattia Perin in blocking a shot from a narrow angle by Daniel Carvajal, then a ball from outside the area for Benzema (62).

This was Benzema’s last attempt in the match, as he was among the nine substitutions made by Ancelotti, to leave the stadium amid warm applause from a large section of the audience, whose total number reached nearly 94 thousand spectators in the stands of the “Rose Bowl”, which was the scene of the Brazilian crowning its fourth world title in 1994. In the World Cup the United States at the expense of Italy.

Marco Asensio was among the players that Ancelotti put in, and he quickly left his mark by adding the second goal after a cross from Jesus Vallejo (69), decisive in the confrontation in which Real was the best party so much that his Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was present absent in the meeting because of The Italian club’s chances are scarce.

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