Despite Karim Benzema’s stunning strike and Eden Hazard’s first goal since January, Real Madrid were beaten by Club America.
Real Madrid were defeated to a 2-2 tie at Oracle Park in San Francisco after Vinicius Tobias gave away a late penalty, which was converted by Fidalgo.
It was Henry Martin who put Club America ahead early on when Miguel Layun’s mishit shot drifted into his path and he converted from 10 yards.
Only 17 minutes into the game, Club America had taken the lead before Benzema snatched a late equalizer.
When Benzema and Toni Kroos combined for a one-two, the striker sent in a low shot from the wing that Benzema buried into the bottom corner.
Benzema came within inches of adding a second goal from the penalty spot, but Real Madrid’s second goal came as a result of a penalty.
A weak first touch by Lucas Vazquez resulted in a penalty for Salvador Reyes.
Even though goalkeeper Oscar Jimenez dived the proper way, Eden Hazard stepped up and scored a perfect drive.
As a result, the game ended with a score of 3-1 in Rodrygo’s favor.
Club America’s late equalizer completed the comeback.
Fidalgo rushed at Tobias and the teenager foolishly hung a leg across his path to give away a simple penalty for the former Real midfielder.
The penalty was taken by Fidalgo himself, but Andriy Lunin saved his first shot.
Retaking the penalty because of Lunin’s error was ordered by the judge.
Despite his best efforts, Lunin was unable to stop Fidalgo’s second try from squeezing by him.