With a 2-0 win over Juventus, Real Madrid wrapped off their preseason schedule with a commanding victory. The European champions dominated the Italian giants for large periods of the game.
When Los Merengues rushed Juventus in the first minute, they didn’t let up; they continued to apply pressure despite Juventus rotating their entire squad for a portion of the second half. A Real Madrid team that intends to win every competition this season, starting with the UEFA Super Cup on Aug. 10, is a credit to the team’s depth and culture.
Real Madrid’s fluid assault was on display in front of a sold-out Rose Bowl crowd of over 93,000 as Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr set the tone with their quick interchanges. One of those lightning-quick vertical attacks resulted in Vinicius being penalized, and Benzema converted the penalty kick. Marco Asensio scored his second goal of the game late in the second half after another brilliant passing play.
When opposed to Real Madrid’s fluidity and precision, Juventus struggled mightily on this night. In his first preseason appearance, Juve forward Dusan Vlahovic was isolated and didn’t have an impact on the game. signing season is upon us. While Angel Di Maria’s summer workload appeared to have caught up to him, the likes of Paul Pogba, Wojciech Szczesny, and Weston McKennie were also ruled out due to injury.
Eintracht Frankfurt will meet Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup in Helsinki on August 10th. Before the start of the Serie A season, Juventus will play a friendly against Atletico Madrid (Aug. 7).
Karim Benzema is the lifeblood of Real Madrid.
Real Madrid fans are certainly a little apprehensive about life without Karim Benzema after seeing the team’s performance against Juventus. He’s not just a goal scorer; he’s also a spark plug for the offense. With his passing combinations, dribbling maneuvers, and a vision that few talk about, he re-enters the middle and re-ignites the attack. When Benzema is on the pitch, Vinicius Jr. is also there.
In the first preseason encounter against Barcelona, the difference on the field was evident when he wasn’t there. Club America’s players were clearly boosted when he made his debut against them. A year from now, Benzema will be 35 years old, which means he will face the unstoppable march of time. After a while, Carlo Ancelotti may be forced to manage without the finest player in the world due to injuries or advancing years. In 2022/23, you may expect the Italian CEO to be more careful with his time.
Real Madrid vs. Juventus final score
RMA — Karim Benzema (penalty) — 19th min.
RMA — Marco Asensio (Jesus Vallejo) — 69th min.
Real Madrid vs. Juventus live updates, highlights from preseason
Final: Real Madrid 2, Juventus 0
Full-time: Here’s all you need to know about how this one went:
86th min.: Best Juventus chance of the second half. Cross from the right which crosses the face of goal and goes out for a corner.
83rd min.: Marco Asensio gets a yellow for a wild over-the-ball tackle on Juan Cuadrado. Totally unnecessary.
81st min.: The crowd is shouting “ole” with every Real Madrid pass. This is humiliating for Juventus.
72nd min.: Over the course of the last 10 minutes Juventus have trickled in subs, including one for a sub who was immediately injured. Here’s the updated Juve squad:
Juventus lineup (4-3-3, right to left): 23-Carlo Pinsoglio (GK) — 42-Tommaso Barbieri, 15-Federico Gatti, 24-Daniele Rugani, 17-Luca Pellegrini — 28-Denis Zakaria, 13-Nicolo Ravella, 34-Nicolo Cudrig,— 33-Marley Ake (30-Matias Soule), 40-Marco Da Graca, 11-Juan Cuadrado
69th min.: Goal Real! Bunch of new players for Real Madrid? Same Real Madrid. Incredible passing combination at the top of the box and Jesus Vallejo cross the ball from the left to the top of the six-yard box, where Marco Asensio punches home. Beautiful in its simplicity. Read More