Real Madrid Shines in USA Friendly with Pulisic and Bellingham Leading the Way: Score and Highlights against AC Milan.
Real Madrid and AC Milan engaged in an exciting preseason match on Sunday night at the Rose Bowl. Two players stood out among the other players on the field with outstanding performances.
After falling behind 2-0 at the break, Vinicius Jr.’s late strike helped Real Madrid mount an incredible comeback and secure a 3-2 victory. Milan’s goals in the first half from Fikayo Tomori and Luka Romero made the game a spectacle of high emotion. Federico Valverde scored two quick goals for Madrid to even the score just before the hour mark in a spectacular comeback. Fans were on the edge of their seats for the exciting 90 minutes.
In an exciting first half of the game, Christian Pulisic for Milan and Jude Bellingham for Madrid grabbed the focus of attention. With a perfectly put corner, Pulisic lived up to expectations and demonstrated his abilities by assisting on the game’s first goal. However, Milan’s performance suffered in the second half as Madrid profited from their errors. Both Madrid’s first and second goals came as a result of costly mistakes made by Madrid’s backup goalkeeper Marco Sportiello. Madrid was able to mount an impressive comeback while Milan was forced to rue their mistakes.
Real Madrid vs AC Milan final score
|real Madrid||3||Valverde ( 57′ , 59′ ),
Vinicius Jr ( 84′ )
|AC Milan||2||Tomori ( 25′ ),
Romero ( 42′ )
Real Madrid (4-4-2, right to left): Lunin (GK) — L. Vazquez, Militao (Alaba, 46′), N. Fernandez (Rudiger, 46′), Mendy (F. Garcia, 46′) — F. Valverde, Bellingham (Paz, 63′), Camavinga (Tchouameni, 46′), Kroos (Modric, 46′) — B. Dia z (Rodrygo, 46′), Joselu (Vinicius Jr, 46′).
AC Milan (4-3-3, right to left): Sportiello (GK — Maignan, 70′) — Calabria (Saelemaekers, 70′), Simic (Kjaer, 70′), Tomori (Thiaw, 70′), Florenzi (T. Hernandez, 70′) — Krunic (Reijnders, 70′), Loftus-Cheek (Adli, 70′ ), Pobega (De Ketalere, 70′) — Messias (Romero, 32′), Colombo (Giroud, 70′), Pulisic (Leao, 70′).
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Real Madrid pulls off an amazing comeback to win! The comeback is started by Federico Valverde’s excellent brace, which capitalizes on two errors made by Milan, and Vinicius Jr. seals the victory six minutes before the final horn. Valverde stands out as the catalyst for Madrid’s comeback, having a hand in all three goals.
Despite AC Milan’s regrets over their errors, both clubs can take many positives away from the game, which the management must stress. Hiccups in preseason games are to be expected, and they should be viewed in context. The main players delivered, making the game an overall enjoyable spectacle for the spectators. Vinicius Jr. maintained his position as a player of the highest caliber, while Christian Pulisic, Jude Bellingham, and their new teams had brilliant performances from them. The entire 90 minutes of football were excellent!
Real Madrid vs AC Milan : Second Half
90th minute: Taking a free kick from a significant distance of 28 yards, Olivier Giroud leaps into the air and strikes the ball hard toward the top-right corner. The howitzer-like strike misses the target by only a few inches, which is incredibly close. The Real Madrid goalie, Andriy Lunin, can only helplessly observe as the ball fizzes agonizingly near to the net!
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A amusing scene occurs in the 87th minute when Vinicius Jr. displays his talent in front of Simon Kjaer by performing a sequence of stepovers. But the Danish defender steps in right away, tackles him and grabbing the ball. Vinicius lands on the ground and cries out for a foul, but the referee doesn’t budge.
Real Madrid’s manager Carlo Ancelotti probably wouldn’t approve of such showboating from his star attacker in a preseason match because it could result in unwarranted risks and potential injuries.
Vinicius Jr.’s outstanding strike gives Real Madrid the lead in the 84th minute! The reversal continues as Luka Modric superbly places a long ball for the Brazilian striker thanks to Federico Valverde’s excellent midfield tackle. In a one-on-one match, Vinicius displays his strength by swatting aside Simon Kjaer and calmly putting the ball past Mike Maignon.
Carlo Ancelotti would undoubtedly be pleased with the complete sequence of the tackle, delivery, Vinicius’s run, and the finish because it is exactly how he would have envisioned it!
Another great chance for Milan presents itself in the 77th minute, but they are unable to take advantage of it! Tijjani Reijnders receives a precise cutback from Rafael Leao down the left flank, giving him plenty of room to move. Rafael Leao is still causing problems for the opposition. The Dutchman chooses to take a first-time shot despite having time, but it is blocked. Luka Romero attempts to take advantage of the rebound, but his shot misses the target and enters the side netting. A terrific opportunity for Milan to double up, but it is unsuccessful.
Milan gets another chance to score in the 75th minute! This time, a precise cross from Rafael Leao gives Olivier Giroud an opportunity to score. The French attacker delivers an excellent header, but Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin makes a spectacular save to prevent a score.
The revamped Milan team takes shape in the 74th minute, with Maignan moving to goalkeeper and Saelemaekers being inserted at right-back. T. Hernandez, Kjaer, and Thiaw make up the defensive line. Reijnders, de Ketalaere, and Adli make up the midfield, while Romero, Giroud, and Leao make up the attacking trio.
Notably, Alexis Saelemaekers, a natural winger, plays right-back, which may surprise some given his position of preference. This choice might provide light on Christian Pulisic’s current status on the team in relation to other players who are playing in various roles.