FT: Real Madrid 3-1 Milan: Los Blancos claim a deserved win, with youngsters showing signs of great potential! How fans & media viewed the game
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⚽'1 Karim Benzema [1-0]
⚽'4 Gonzalo Higuain [1-1]
⚽'45 Garetg Bale [2-1]
⚽'90+1 Mario Mayoral [3-1]
FT: Real Madrid 3-1 AC Milan. Decent performance but Madrid will need to find another gear as the real season rushes onto them. Hope you enjoyed the tweets. @OmVArvind signing off.— Managing Madrid (@managingmadrid) August 11, 2018
Mario Mayoral 3-1! pic.twitter.com/QvlovIobpc— M•A•J¹³ (@Ultra_Suristic) August 11, 2018
Federico Valverde (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Real Madrid's kids playing together this preseason have been more exciting to watch than the seniors. Mamma mia!— M•A•J¹³ (@Ultra_Suristic) August 11, 2018
Can’t think of many times I’ve heard the Bernabeu react to a new player the way they have to Vinicius. Sang his name before he came on, roared his first touch.— Alex Kirkland (@alexkirkland) August 11, 2018
Boyz II Men pic.twitter.com/FMb4VGRdKe— M•A•J¹³ (@Ultra_Suristic) August 11, 2018
Bacca already causing us troubles smh I thought we were done facing this annoyance when he went to Italy— Managing Madrid (@managingmadrid) August 11, 2018
Who should come on next?
Huge ovation for Luka Modric when he comes out to warm up at the Bernabeu.— Alex Kirkland (@alexkirkland) August 11, 2018
It's the same turf but very different times:
🔃 SUBS! Nacho and Dani Ceballos come on for Marcelo and Casemiro:
🏁 Second Half!
⚽ Gareth Bale scores after the corner!
Three goals in pre-season now for Gareth Bale. Puts RM 2-1 up just on halftime.— Alex Kirkland (@alexkirkland) August 11, 2018
Luka Modric has a tough competitor...
CASEMIRO BALLON D'OR!— M•A•J¹³ (@Ultra_Suristic) August 11, 2018
Amazing save by Keylor to deny Bonaventura's free-kick!
K-K-K-KEEEEYLOR pic.twitter.com/1SCGElsl44— M•A•J¹³ (@Ultra_Suristic) August 11, 2018
Take a look at Benzema's goal:
Real Madrid are controlling the game with Asensio and Bale constantly creating danger near Milan's goal. The guests are trying to architect counter-attacks but Kessie's long-range shot was the only curiosity they have got out of it so far.
First tactical notions:
Interesting that Casemiro seems to be the RCM when in possession. Kroos clearly dictating play as the DLP.— Managing Madrid (@managingmadrid) August 11, 2018
Such a familiar phrase, isn't it?
Benzema and Higuain both on the scoresheet at the Bernabeu already...— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) August 11, 2018
⚽️ Oh... We weren't in the lead for very long as Gonzalo Higuain continues scoring at the Santiago Bernabeu five years after leaving Real Madrid. Great long-range effort from the striker to upset the locals.
⚽️ GOAAAL! What a start to the game! Gareth Bale finds Karim Benzema in the opponents' penalty box!
Here's AC Milan's squad:
Ex-Madridista Gonzalo Higuain is ready to have some Bernabeu flashbacks tonight.
The lads are almost ready to RRRumble!
Good evening, ladies and gents! We are about to start our live match-blog as Real Madrid host Milan in the exciting game for the Trofeo Bernabeu!
Let's take a quick look at our line-up tonight: