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04.08.2018 » Real Madrid 3-1 Juventus. Too much firepower to contain at this stage

Pjanic playing for Juventus in 2018-2019

Juventus final test of the pre-season was completed this Saturday night in Landover, as the Vecchia Signora faced Real Madrid at the FedEx Field. The Spanish giants got the better of Juve and defeated the Italian champions by 3-1.

The last game of this year's pre-season tour in the United States didn't go as many certainly had expected. Juventus clashed with Real Madrid at the FedEx Field in Maryland and was defeated 3-1. The Bianconeri even scored first in the game, but the European champions reacted well and turned things around with a goal from Gareth Bale and a double from Marco Asensio. Juventus' entourage will now return to Italy, where they'll be able to regroup at home and finally welcome back the likes of Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo of course. The Serie A kicks off in 2 weeks...

Real Madrid 3-1 Juventus - Goals and highlights:

The danger of planning a pre-season like this is that the results may not always allow the fans to be very optimistic about the season ahead. Juventus played very strong opponents in the past 2 weeks and they're certainly aware that even though winning is important, at this stage of the preparation it actually doesn't matter much. Juventus will return to Italy with 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss, but with the certainty that there is still a lot of work to do in the weeks ahead.

It was no ordinary team Juventus faced tonight. Not even close! We all know Real Madrid very well and even though they have a new manager at the helm (Julen Lopetegui) and are obviously going through some playing style changes following Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from the club, they're still one of the strongest teams in Europe right now.

The Italian champions opened the hostilities against the Merengues around the 12th minute of the first half, when a low cross from João Cancelo got deflected by Dani Carvajal and ended up going straight into the back of his own net. None of the teams had really created very good scoring chances until that point, so the goal was a bit of a fortunate event given all circumstances.

Cancelo and Vinicius Jr in Juventus vs Real Madrid

Real Madrid's reaction came in waves and the first one was delivered by Gareth Bale. The Welshman, who is expected to fill Cristiano Ronaldo's shoes now that the Portuguese star left the club, took his opportunity to shoot from mid-distance when he saw a bouncing ball near him and just outside the box and the result was basically another great goal for the 29-year old footballer. It's almost as if Bale doesn't know how to score simple goals...

With that equaliser scored a few minutes before the break, Real Madrid came back in the second half a bit more settled and organized. And it didn't take them long to celebrate again... In the 47th minute, the new dynamic duo from Madrid, Asensio and Vinicius Jr, used their speed to leave Juventus' defense exposed and beat Szczesny for the second time on the night. Just like that, Real Madrid showed how danger they will be next season when playing in counter-attack.

The last goal of the night was again scored by Asensio, this time followed by an assist from Lucas Vázquez. The Merengues were playing simple and direct, and Juventus just wasn't prepared to deal with so much dynamism this early in the season. The good news is that Ronaldo and several other key players will be joining the team very soon and that we still have 2 weeks left before the first official game of the 2018-19 season, against Chievo on August 18.

Juventus starting eleven to face Real Madrid in the US pre-season tour

Juventus line-up vs Real Madrid:

Goalkeeper: Szczesny
Defenders: De Sciglio, Chiellini, Benatia, Alex Sandro
Midfielders: Khedira, Pjanic, Marchisio, Bernardeschi, Cancelo
Attackers: Andrea Favilli.

Match stats provided by www.ronaldo7.net
Real Madrid
vs
Juventus
3
Goals
1
9
Shots
6
5
Shots on goal
1
3
Corner kicks
4
11
Fouls commited
13
1
Yellow cards
2
0
Red cards

0

65%
Ball possession
35%

Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Juventus is on August 4 of 2018 against Real Madrid. You can watch Chievo vs Juventus, Real Madrid vs AS Roma, Barcelona vs Sevilla, Bayern Munich vs Man Utd, Chelsea vs Manchester City, and Leeds vs Stoke City, all matches provided from our live soccer streaming game pages.

Juventus next game:
Chievo vs Real Madrid
kick-off time (18-08-2018):

Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+8: 00:00
Jakarta
(Indonesia)
| UTC/GMT+7: 23:00
India (New Delhi) |
UTC/GMT+5.30: 21:30
Spain
(Madrid) | UTC/GMT+2: 18:00
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+1: 17:00
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 13:00
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-4: 12:00
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-7: 09:00

Sources: ronaldo7.net / juventus.com / realmadrid.com / skysports.com

Gareth Bale in action in Real Madrid 3-1 Juventus

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