Asensio Nails the First Victory of the Pre-Season

Asensio Nails the First Victory of the Pre-Season


Real Madrid got the first victory of the season after beating (3-1) Juventus in the US Tour after the defeat against Manchester United (2-1). We cannot come with many conclusions about this new Real Madrid but there are players who are called to be very important in the new era. One of them is Marco Asensio, who scored the two decisive goals playing as a striker, another formula for Lopetegui.

It wasn’t the most enjoyable game of the year but Lopetegui can learn many things. He chose to put in the line-up many young players and some youngsters like Aguilón, who is doing a good job in the pre-season and could stay in the squad as a substitute for Marcelo. Besides, we saw again Dani Ceballos, who did a good job and Bale and Benzema as the two strikers of the team.

Los Blancos didn’t start very well and Juventus took the lead thanks to a goal scored in own goal by Dani Carvajal. Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t play the game because he is still training at Torino with the other colleagues who played the World Cup, so unfortunately we didn’t have the picture of CR7 against his former club.

Real Madrid got the draw just before the half time thanks to a great goal scored by Gareth Bale with a shot from outside the box. Everything changed after the half-time, when Lopetegui introduced many changes, including Vinicius Junior and Marco Asensio as a striker. The Brazilian was again a very important player and he gave a perfect assist to Asensio to score the 2-1. Real Madrid supporters have big hopes in Vinicius and we can understand why.

The Spaniard also closed the scoreboard after a great dribbling to give Lopetegui his first victory as a coach. However, we can’t say many things yet about this new team and we need to see many important players like Sergio Ramos or Marcelo in the squad to come with a conclusion. What it’s true is that we are going to see a team with a high pressure and less concentrated in one player, but behaving as a team.The 15th of August is drawing near, where we could see a real image of this team.