Ancelotti’s men improve the image exhibited at the Las Vegas Classic in their second friendly of the US tour
MADRID, July 27 (.) –
Goals from Karim Benzema and Eden Hazard enabled Real Madrid to draw (2-2) against Club América at San Francisco’s Oracle Park, in the second friendly of the US pre-season ‘Soccer Champions Tour’ in which the Carlo Ancelotti improved the image compared to the recent Clasico against FC Barcelona played in Las Vegas.
The Mexican team went ahead in the 5th minute with a goal from Henry Martín, Benzema and Hazard, from a penalty and who scored 188 days later, turned the match around in the 22nd and 55th minutes, and Álvaro Fidalgo, also from a penalty, achieved the final 2-2 in the final stretch (min. 82) of the friendly.
Benzema was reunited with the goal with a screw shot after a combination with Marco Asensio against a rival who did not back down and forced Lunin on several occasions to avoid the goal before the break, which the white team was able to reach with an advantage thanks to a double dribble from Karim at the edge of the area and a right hand that narrowly went wide.
In the second half, Ancelotti brought on Tchouameni, Camavinga, Hazard, Militao, Valverde, Ceballos, Alaba and Rodrygo. A free-kick from Alaba was the prologue to the penalty, after Reyes shot down Lucas Vázquez in the area, which Hazard converted to make it 2-1. Ceballos had the 3-1 in his boots, but Jiménez avoided it with a good save.
Instead, a rigorous penalty from Tobias to Fidalgo made it 2-2 final after the shot was repeated because Lunin had gone ahead. Real Madrid looked for victory until the end with options from Rodrygo and Alaba, but without luck.
Real Madrid’s next match will be against Juventus on Sunday, July 31 (04:00, Spanish peninsular time), also included in the Soccer Champions Tour and will be played at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles (United States) .