Editorial (August 5, 2018) – Real Madrid had no difficulties in beating Juventus 3-1 in the International Champions Cup on Saturday after two second-half goals by Marcos Asensio.
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The Spanish club showed no love for the team that took Cristiano Ronaldo away from them just two months ago.
Even though, Juventus opened the score after Dani Carvajal own goal in the 12th minute in the Italian’s best moment of the match.
However, the UEFA Champions League finals Man Of The Match Gareth Bale made another outstanding goal from outside the box to even the game 1-1 six minutes before the end of the first half.
In the second part was all white, Asensio netted twice and Juventus did not do much to come back.
Vinicius Junior assisted Asensio in the 47th minute while he made a wonderful individual play. Nine minutes later, Asensio pulled the game on the bag with his side’s third goal in the 56th minutes with a goalkeeper mistake included.
Cristiano Ronaldo did not play as he is in his pre-season workouts with his new team. Fans around the world still wonder when the world star footballer will debut with the Bianconero squad.
Well known enemies
The last clash between these two giants was last season’s Champions League Quater-finals, where Juventus defeated the Spaniards 3-1 at Santiago Bernabeu in the second leg in a game marked by the polemic last-minute penalty shot that Cristiano Ronaldo scored to send Real Madrid to the semifinals after winning the draw 4-3 overall.
It turns out to be the last Juventus face off Ronaldo, ultimately, the Turin’s club acquired the five-time Ballon d’Or winner in the summer transfer market for an astonishing €112 million.
Juventus closed their pre-season with a loss against the team that has been their nightmare in the recent years.
The Italian club will start the 2018/19 season at Chievo Verona on 19 August.
On the other hand, Real Madrid has one more friendly game ahead, against Roma on 7 August, before playing Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup final on 15 August.