2-2: Real Madrid beat Arsenal on penalties

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CHRONICLE | 07/24/2019 | Alberto Navarro | PHOTOGRAPHER: Helios de la Rubia / Antonio Villalba

The whites, who stayed with one player less in the 10th minute and lost 0-2 in the first half, tied in the second with goals from Bale and Asensio.

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The Real Madrid he tied the second preparation match against an Arsenal which he ended up defeating in the penalty shootout. The whites equaled the 0-2 with which they left to rest in a very good second half, in which the negative note was the injury of Asensio. Precisely Spanish and Bale they were the authors of the goals of the white set.

Everything went against him very soon. Lacazette bargained at Keylor Navas in the 8 ’and his shot was deflected with his left hand by Nacho, which was on the goal line. The referee called penalty, which transformed the French striker himself, and the central was ejected. The team had to face the remainder of the match against a much more shot opponent with one less player and the score against.

Sokratis, expelled
Zidane he had to readjust the equipment and when it exceeded the quarter hour he entered Varane instead of Jović. Then came the best minutes of Real Madrid, with a Mendy very incisive on the left band. When the whites played better, and in a quick counterattack, Aubameyang increased distances by 24 ’. Even more difficult for Madrid, which was not going to crumple in search of the comeback. The minutes passed and five to the end of the first half the forces were equalized after the expulsion of Sokratis by double yellow.

From there until the end of the first half, the Real Madrid He locked his rival in the area with the intention of reducing differences before passing through the locker room. He was close to doing it in 44 ’. Great pass between lines of Modric and center of first of Carvajal, but goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez appeared when it seemed that Benzema I was going to mark pleasure. Even clearer was the next occasion available to the French striker in the addition. Center Kroos and his head shot in the small area met the post.


Marcelo, Isco, Bale, Asensio, Courtois Y Odriozola replaced at rest Mendy, Hazard, Benzema, Lucas Vázquez, Keylor Navas Y Carvajal respectively. Precisely in the boots of one of the incorporations was the first play of danger of the second half. Asensio He controlled the front of the area and surprised everyone with a strong shot in the 52 ’that crashed into the post. Second time the whites met the wood.

Draw in three minutes

Madrid's dominance was evident and it seemed that the goal that reduced distances was a matter of time. That's how it went. Pass between lines of Marcelo to Isco and he gives it to Asensio, who with a beautiful back control stands before the goalkeeper in 56 ’. Bale took advantage of the rejection to mark. The insistence was rewarded and only three minutes later the match was equalized. New boarding school Marcelo, which was the MVP of the encounter, Y Asensio He took advantage of the Brazilian's assistance to beat Emiliano Martínez from above.

The Real Madrid he showed again his innate ability to react and in 65 ’ Zidane gave entrance to Seoane, Fidalgo, De la Fuente Y Vinicius Jr. by Kroos, Modric, Ramos and the injured Asensio Precisely the Brazilian focused two minutes later and Bale, with a beautiful heel resource, forced the Arsenal goalkeeper to show off. He could also score the English team after the auction of Chambers at the exit of a corner, but Bale He avoided it in 76 ’on the goal line. The reaction of the whites did not wait and the auction of the Welshman with the outside three minutes later did not find the goal by centimeters. Already in 87 ’, Courtois He was imperial hand in hand with Nketiah. The penalty shootout declared winner Real Madrid in a meeting that had a part for each team.


0-1: Reiss Nelson.
0-1: Bale, for Emiliano Martínez.
0-1: Xhaka, for Courtois.
1-1: Isco.
1-2: Saka
2-2: Varane.
2-2: Monreal, to the stick.
3-2: Vinicius Jr.
3-2: Burton, out.

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