Champions Tour | Barca and Real Madrid draws

FCBarcelona there real Madrid they both signed tied for the same result (2-2) before Juventus of Turin and America of Mexico in their respective Champions Tour matches, a pre-season tour in which they prepare for the start of the new season.

Tuesday’s friendly against Juventus in Turin was the turn of Ousmane Dembele as a starter on the right side of the blaugrana attack after two brilliant games from the Brazilian Raphinha, and the Frenchman took advantage of this with two big goals and a good performance that were not enough to break the tie against Massimiliano Allegri’s men (2-2).

The other bigoleador of the night was Moise Kean. The 22-year-old striker is looking to earn Massimiliano Allegri’s trust after being offered to different teams a few weeks ago.

He scored two goals that allowed Juventus to equalize and balance the luminous despite the effort of being the only protagonist of Frenchman Dembelé.

Xavi Hernández renewed confidence in the starting XI to Germany’s Marc André Ter Stegen in goal; the Danish Andreas Christensen, Eric García and Jordi Alba in defence; Sergi Busquets in the center of the field and the Pole Robert Lewandowski at the forefront of attack.

The other positions rotated, and among the new faces the renewed Ousmane Dembelé stood out, who was the great animator of the game.

Benzema boosts Madrid

A decaffeinated Real Madrid drew 2-2 against Mexico’s Club América in Los Blancos’ second game of the Soccer Champions Tour on American soil.

The eagles and the ram started very connected Henry Martín converted the first goal with pleasure of the match after a shot from Miguel Layún was refused in the 5th minute.

Uruguayan winger Federico Viñas and Mexican midfielder Alejandro Zendejas were a headache for Nacho and Rüdiger, with very comfortable finishes from the 10th lane while Casemiro was slow to recover his position.

Madrid couldn’t get rid of the pressure from America who even put the meringues in danger with a counterattack until the 22nd minute, Karim Benzema placed a shot very close from outside the box towards the left post of ‘Memo’ Ochoa to link game.

The last 20 minutes of the first half were dominated by the Whites who, halfway through, embarrassed the American defense with several approaches led by Benzema and directed by Kroos in the engine room.

Madrid came out at Oracle Park in the second half with Many changes. Militao, Alaba, Tchouameni, Camavinga, Ceballos, Valverde, Rodrygo and Hazard they were chosen in what seemed like a clear message to Mariano, which Ancelotti is not counting on.

In the second half, Madrid accumulated a lot of men in the midfield and complicated the transitions to America with the superiority generated by the association between Tchouameni, Camavinga, Valverde and Ceballos.

In one, a 54th-minute drive off from Hazard led to a semi-missing opener for Lucas Vázquez that ended up forcing Reyes to penalize him for an obvious error. Hazard took the ball and converted it.

The Spanish team managed to consolidate in the match, limit the risk of rival danger and reach the eagle zone very comfortably with Ceballos and Camavinga inspired and covering a lot of ground.

Until in an isolated game in the 80th minute, Vinícius Tobías committed a penalty there gentleman took the ball to shoot. Lunin saved the first shot and the rebound but the referee ordered it repeated and, although he was about to repeat the save, the ball ended up entering the ex-madridista to sign the tables on the scoreboard.

In the final stages of the match, the two teams didn’t have much of a chance to reverse the tie and Madrid will play their last Champions League match against Juventus (July 30) to try to win the first pre-match. -season.

The American tour continues for both teams Next Saturday, July 30, FC Barcelona will face the New York Red Bulls in the Big Apple, while Juventus will travel to Los Angeles to face Real Madrid.

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