0-1: Real Madrid can't reach the final of the Audi Cup

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CHRONICLE | 07/30/2019 | Javier García | PHOTOGRAPHER: Víctor Carretero

The whites fell by the minimum against Tottenham and will close their participation in the tournament against Fenerbahçe.

  • Audi Cup
  • Semifinal
  • 07/30/2019
Allianz Arena (Munich)
Real Madrid premiered in Europe this preseason with a height test against Tottenham. Those of Zidane they lost to the runner-up of the Champions (0-1) in the semifinals of the Audi Cup. A goal by Harry Kane unbalanced the balance in favor of the English in a match in which the whites could not take advantage of their chances and in which highlighted Keylor Navas. Real Madrid players will measure Fenerbahçe for third and fourth place (Wednesday, 6:00 p.m., Realmadrid TV).

The Tottenham began sending and pressing the whites up. On the Madrid side he stood out Rodrygo, who tried to face each time he received the ball. However, the inaccuracies of the preseason avoided clear occasions. They were those of Pochettino the first to approach with danger, but they found an inspired Navas. The Costa Rican saved three consecutive shots in just one minute. The English team went ahead in the 22 ’, when Kane took advantage of a defensive mismatch to make the 0-1.

Real Madrid occasions

The Madrid reaction did not wait. Benzema was close to achieving the tie with two shots at passes of Carvajal Y Modric from the right. Little by little, the Real Madrid He was advancing his lines. Kroos Y Hazard They tried their fortune from outside the area. However, Kane was still doing damage within the area. Navas He shot the striker again in 31 ’. The last time before the break was for Benzema, with a bang that sought the squad.

The second part started with Real Madrid. In the first ten minutes, Benzema, Marcelo Y Hazard They had occasions to sign the tables. However, whites failed to convert their opportunities and Keylor He saved the team again. The goalkeeper cleared two dangerous shots of Son and Dele Alli. It was less than half an hour and Zidane He started the carousel of changes in search of a tie. In 75 ’, Rodrygo topped a center of the network Marcelo but the goal was canceled out of play. On the next play, Bouquets a center of Benzema headed very forced. In 85 ’, Kubo tried from outside the area but met Lloris. Shortly after, Parrot shot the stick for the Pochettino. In the end, defeat by the minimum in the fourth game of the preseason.

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