Real Madrid Defeats Roma Before Crowd Of 51,528 AT MetLife Stadium

By Sean McCaffery, August 8, 2018

Contributed by Steven Torres

Spanish side Real Madrid CF defeated Italian club AS Roma, 2:1, on Tuesday evening, during the annual exhibition club competition - International Champions Cup (ICC), before crowd of 51,528, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Spanish international midfielder Marco Asensio opened the scoring for 33-time La Liga Champion - Real Madrid in the second minute, off an assist from Welsh international forward Gareth Bale.

Bale scored the 13-time UEFA Champions League winner’s second tally of the match off a pass from Spanish international defender Dani Carvajal.

Dutch international midfielder Kevin Strootman, who came in as a substitute in 63rd minute, got one back for three-time Italian Serie A winners with seven minutes remaining.  However, Real Madrid held on for the victory.

International Champions Cup 2018

08.07.2018: East Rutherford, N.J.; MetLife Stadium (A: 51528)


Marco ASENSIO 2’; Gareth BALE 15’ – Kevin STROOTMAN 83’

Real Madrid CF: Keylor Navas – Dani Carvajal (71: Sergio López), Sergio Ramos (46: Marcos Llorente), Nacho (82: Raúl De Tomás), Toni Kroos (46: Javi Sánchez), Karim Benzema (57: Borja Mayoral), Gareth Bale (, 56: Lucas Vázques), Isco (56: Federico Valverde), Dani Ceballos (71: Martin Odegaard), Marco Asensio (57: Vinicius Junior), Sergio Reguilón (71: José León). Booked: Ceballos 50’

Coach: Julen LOPETEGUI

AS Roma: Robin Olsen (46: Antonio Mirante) – Bryan Cristante (46: Lorenzo Pellegrini), Diego Perotti (46: Justin Klulvert), Edin Dzeko (72: Edin Dzeko), Aleksandar Kolarov (71: Davide Santon), Ivan Marcano (63: Juan Jesus), Daniele De Rossi (46: Maximi Gonalons), Federico Fazio (46: Patrick Schick), Alessandro Florenzi (63: Rick Karsdorp), Javier Pastore (63: Kevin Strootman), Stephan El Shaarawy (46: Kostas Manotas). Booked: none

Coach: Eusebio DI FRANCESCO



Written by Steven Torres