Santiago Bernabéu Trophy 2018: Real Madrid Claim Their 28th Title

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Madrid Players Celebrate With The Fans

Real Madrid finished off the preseason with a stupendous triumph over AC Milan in their last game, before contending in the UEFA Super Cup in the upcoming week.

The Santiago Bernabéu Trophy or most commonly known by it’s Spanish name, Trofeo Santiago Bernabéu. Real Madrid organises this friendly tournament each year in the memory of the club’s long time president Santiago Bernabéu.

Real Madrid have won this trophy the most number of times, with a total of 28 titles to their name.

Match Recap:

  • Energizing from the very start, the fans adored the match, as it was an exceptionally engaging game, played at a quick pace and the goals were not hard to come by.
  • After a Marcelo cross at the 2nd minute, Bale associated with Carvajal so the full-back, with space, put a solid cross onto the head of Benzema who scored a goal with his first risky shot.
  • Be that as it may, the Italians did not appear to be intimidated as two minutes later, Higuain, rifled a shot past Real Madrid’s goal keeper, Keylor Navas to make it 1-1.

  • The initial vigour picked up from the start of this match, continued as Asensio and Bale kept breaking AC Milan’s defence but were constantly being stopped by AC Milan’s defenders.
  • And it was only a matter of time, as Real Madrid’s consistent attacks, earned them a reward before the first half, as Bale struck a goal to put Madrid in the lead.

  • In the 2nd half, Real Madrid became more dominant as they controlled the midfield, and ball possession in an attempt to create a scoring chance.
  • On the other hand, the Italians were searching for a draw, however, Madrid’s goal keeper, Keylor Navas was constantly blocking off their attempts.
  • Now, in the 2nd halve’s injury time Borja Mayoral struck the 3rd and last goal of the match, as Real Madrid won yet another title of the Santiago Bernabéu Trophy.

Overall, Julen Lopetegui’s new side played well before the fans and were deservedly granted with their 28th win of the Santiago Bernabéu Trophy.

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