0-1: Hazard goal and victory against Red Bull Salzburg

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CHRONICLE | 08/07/2019 | Alberto Navarro | PHOTOGRAPHER: Víctor Carretero

The first of both the Belgian and Real Madrid certified the second consecutive victory of a solid Real Madrid, in which Militão debuted.

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The Real Madrid defeated the Red Bull Salzburg in Austria in the penultimate match prior to the official competition. The first goal of Hazard as a Real Madrid player, with a very beautiful bill, it was decisive in a meeting in which Zidane He decided to try a different game system than usual (3-5-2) and in which the whites were very solid against a much more rounded team, which has already played two games in his League. Also debuted Militão and his compatriot Casemiro It premiered this season.

The first game of Real Madrid at the Red Bull Arena it started with a lot of rhythm. The first danger play was for the locals at ten minutes, but Minamino's shot inside the area crossed. White's response was immediate. Magnificent maneuver of Marcelo to deliver the ball to Hazard in 13 ’, the Belgian focused with the left and the shot of Benzema in the small area he forced Stankovic to show off.

Hazard premiered as a scorer

It was a warning because six minutes later the Madrid players advanced in a manual backlash. Started it Courtois, Benzema gave continuity and Hazard, in a connection that seems to give the team a lot of revenue, it ended with a cut and a tight shot from the front. Belgian's first goal with the Real Madrid, although the Red Bull Salzburg was able to tie in 27 ’. Minamino, empty door, finished off.

Militão debuted as a Real Madrid player and Casemiro opened this campaign.

After half an hour of play, there was only the Real Madrid, which could extend distances before the break. The clearest chance was Hazard in 39´, in a new and very fast counterattack. The dribble that was invented before Onguene was spectacular, but Stankovic was more successful in the hand to hand. Two minutes later focused Marcelo and the head of Isco He left high for very little.

Solid second half

After passing through the changing rooms, Zidane decided to replace the debutante Militão already Casemiro by Nacho Y Valverde. The locals, better physically, advanced lines and regained dominance of the ball. Even match the score in 59 ', but the petroleum jelly from the front of Daka, who was left alone before Courtois, found no goal.

The minutes passed and ten later was the Real Madrid The one who scored the goal. Long pass Kroos and the cross shot of Benzema He had a good colonel's hand in response. The whites were showing very compact and, although the domain of the ball was of the premises, they did not grant opportunities to their rival. However, and in 83 ’, they were able to win with more difference after a personal play of Jović, which made the local goalkeeper shine after a nice left-footed shot. Second consecutive victory of the set of Zidane, which this Sunday will have its last preseason test at the Olympic in Rome.

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