Real Madrid 2-0 Juventus: Karim Benzema scores from the penalty spot before Marco Asensio grabs a late winner as the Spanish side end their US pre-season tour with a comfortable win
- Real Madrid secured a comfortable 2-0 victory against Serie A side Juventus
- Carlo Ancelotti’s men scored either side of half-time to win the encounter
- Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio both got on the scoresheet in America
Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio scored the only goals of the game as the Champions League holders dominated for the majority of proceedings.
The Spanish giants had the ball in the back of the net after less than a minute, but saw the goal disallowed when the linesman’s flag was raised for offside.
Karim Benzema opened the scoring in America with a strong strike from the penalty spot
Juventus captain Leonardo Bonucci went close to opening the scoring with his side’s best chance of the game when his 25-yard free kick rattled the crossbar of Thibaut Courtois’ goal.
Real Madrid put themselves ahead from the penalty spot in the 19th minute when Vinicius Jr was brought down by fellow Brazilian Danilo as he worked him into the box. Benzema scored when his strike shot past goalkeeper Mattia Perin.
The Frenchman could have doubled his tally moments later, but couldn’t get the ball under his feet after doing well to create space in the Juventus box.
Dusan Vlahovic had a half-chance to get the Italian team back into the game just before the break, but squandered the chance when defender Eder Militao recovered well.
Marco Asensio doubled the Spanish side’s lead in the second half with a cool finish
Juventus struggled to get into the game, while Madrid’s defense was largely untested
Madrid right back Dani Carvajal fired his shot straight at the keeper after being played through by Vinicius Jr.
The Italian team’s shot stopper was then called into more action as he dived to parry Benzema’s curling effort from outside the box.
Both teams made a number of changes in the 64th minute with Madrid scoring again less than five minutes later when Marco Asensio got on the end of a cross to tap into an open net.
Neither side created any notable chances for the rest of the game with Madrid running out comfortable winners in the pre-season encounter.
Carlo Ancelotti (left) and Massimiliano Allegri (right) were all smiles at the Rose Bowl stadium
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