Benzema, Bale Help Real Down AC Milan in Friendly

Benzema, Bale Help Real Down AC Milan in FriendlyBenzema, Bale Help Real Down AC Milan in Friendly

Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale scored to help Real Madrid beat AC Milan 3-1 in the 2018 Trofeo Santiago Bernabeu friendly on Saturday.

Benzema opened the scoring in the Spanish capital just two minutes into the game, but he found his quick goal soon answered by former Real striker Gonzalo Higuain in the fourth minute.

Bale restored Los Blancos’ lead in first-half stoppage time, while Borja Mayoral added a third late on after tapping in a rebound from a Luka Modric shot.

According to Bleacher Report, seeing club-record goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo leave for Juventus this summer will naturally have left many Real fans worried about the squad’s attacking options.

Any such worries will have been at least partly dispelled by how well Benzema and Bale played on Saturday.

The pair routinely exposed the Milan defense, getting in behind with pace and intelligence.

Playing against AC Milan was an ideal preparation for a Real side which is to meet 2017/18 UEFA Europa League winner Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday.

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