"Madrid are ready": Spanish press react to Saturday night's Trofeo Bernabeu win
Marca: Madrid are ready
Marca front page is full of praise for Los Blancos following their spectacular 3-1 win against Milan in the Trofeo Bernabeu match.
The headlines read: 'Benzema and Bale are unforgiving, with the Super Cup just around the corner'
After the match, Los Blancos boss Julen Lopetegui backed the duo to step up without Cristiano Ronaldo. He said, as quoted by Goal: 'The Bale we have now is committed, content, wanting to have a great season. He is training very well, happy, and we are so happy with him. Benzema trained very well, he is in great form, excited and enthusiastic. Surely he will help us in all facets.'
The headlines continue: 'Mayoral rounds off the win against Milan, who handed Higuain his debut. Vinicius played for a while in front of a devoted Bernabeu'
Whenever Vinicius got the ball, two Milan players were on him all the time. Two grown men to stop a teenager and yet he had a scoring opportunity. Testament of his talent.— Umid Kumar Dey (@TehSeriousJoker) August 11, 2018
The boss has also hinted at a potential inclusion of the Canterano players in the matchday squads when the 2018/2019 season officially kicks off: "The young players' contribution gives energy and Real Madrid has needs youth and enthusiasm. There is still pre-season to finish off with the squad and we will make decisions."
Diario AS: Three goals without Cristiano
Diario AS front page is also dedicated to Real Madrid's stunning win against Milan. They notice that Benzema, Bale and Mayoral scored in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, having also praised the goalkeeper, Keylor Navas, whose future as Los Blancos No.1 isn't solved yet.
The headlines read: 'Benzema, Bale and Mayoral score against Milan; Great game from Keylor; Three goals without Cristiano'