This was Real Madrid’s first pre-season match on their tour of the United States.
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Tracks two goals against TRUE Madrid This Sunday was defeated 3-2 AC Milan In their first match of the season, which took place in the symbolic Rose Bowl in Pasadena (California, USA).
Uruguay Federico Valverde He scored almost two consecutive goals in the 57th and 59th minutes, to match the two previous goals of the Englishman Fikayo Tomori in the 25th minute and Argentine youth Luca Romero in the 42nd minute.
Brazilian Vinicius Jr., Coming on as a substitute in the first half, he capped off the comeback by scoring White’s third goal in the 84th minute and unleashing joy among the 70,814 spectators present, who almost unanimously supported him. Madrid.
he Madridwho will play three more friendly matches on his tour of the United States, including a duel against FC Barcelona in Dallas on July 29, took advantage of Sunday’s match to participate for the first time in new deals such as Englishman Jude Bellingham.
from the opening whistle, Madrid He was given the unconditional support of the Rose Bowl booths, painted white by thousands of jerseys from the Spanish team.
This hundred-year-old stadium, site of the 1994 World Cup final, last year recorded the largest attendance at a soccer match in the United States (93,702 spectators) for a friendly match that Madrid They beat Juventus 2-0 with a goal from Karim Benzema.
Exactly losing the French striker, now a Saudi Al-Ittihad player, is the main concern of Ancelotti, who began Sunday to experiment with the new 4-4-2 system to exploit the characteristics of the new deals.
Bellingham was positioned at the top of the midfield rhombuses, behind wingers Ibrahim and Joselu.
The strong English midfielder was used to being more involved when releasing the ball, and it was difficult for the strong English midfielder to enter the match, unlike Al-Maher Ibrahim, who promotes the most dangerous plays for the whites in the first half.
In that period, the Italian side was on the right track, stepping on the scoreboard with an impeccable header from Tomori in the small area after a corner kick sent by the American Christian Pulisic, the main signing of the team this season.
the guy Luca Romero He increased Milan’s advantage with a wonderful left-footed shot from outside the area.
The talented Argentina Under-20 international, who was born in Mexico, had taken to the field just 10 minutes earlier due to an injury to Junior Messias.
at rest, Ancelotti He made as many as eight changes. He introduced gunpowder in attack with the Brazilians Rodrigo and Vinicius Junior.
After Rodrygo’s first warning, he gets up Madrid He lowered the score with a shot from Valverde that didn’t seem to carry much risk but slid into the body of goalkeeper Marco Sportello.
And just two minutes later, the Uruguayan midfielder stole a bad serve from defender Tomori and tied the game with a header from outside the area.
– Introduces Vinicius Jr. –
With chants of “Vinnie, Vinnie” from the stands, Vinicius Jr. played a bigger role in the first game in which he wore number 7 from the stands. Madrid.
The Brazilian finished off the white comeback by capitalizing on a great serve from Luka Modric, winning the fight against defender Simon Kjaer and finishing the match well ahead of the goalkeeper.
With this match between the two teams with the most European cup titles (14 titles Madrid and 7 Milan), the Spanish team has started pre-season as their next commitment will be against Manchester United in Houston (Texas) on July 26.
after three days , Madrid He will face Barcelona in Dallas (Texas) in the “Clasico” for the second time in a row in the United States, after Barcelona won 1-0 last year in Las Vegas, and will conclude the round against Juventus in Orlando (Florida) on August 2.
TRUE Madrid: Andriy Lunin – Lucas Vazquez (Dani Carvajal, 46), Nacho (David Alaba, 46), Eder Militao (Antonio Rudiger, 46), Ferland Mendy (Fran García, 46) – Eduardo Camavinga (Luka Modric, 46), Toni Kroos (Aurelien Chomendi, 46). Im (Vinicius Jr., 46) and Joselu (Rodrigo, 46). DT: Carlo Ancelotti.
AC Milan: Marco Sportiello (Mike Mainan, 70) – David Calabria (Alexis Saylemakers, 70), Jan Carlo Simic (Simon Kjaer, 70), Fikayo Tomori (Malik Thiao, 70), Alessandro Florenzi (Theo Hernandez, 70) – Ruben Loftus-Chicli (70). Obija (Tijane Regenderes, 70) – Junior Messias (Luca Romero, 32), Lorenzo Colombo (Olivier Giroud, 70) and Christian Pulisic (Rafael Leao, 70). DT: Stefano Pioli.