After going two goals down on the scoreboard, the Real Madrid managed to tie with him Arsenal thanks to a goal from Bale and an exhibition of Asensio and won the penalty 3-2. The balearic he was injured by ambulance of the meeting and Zinedine Zidane said he was "worried" about the player's knee. "It looks bad. It is the bad of the day. We are a little touched, ”said the Frenchman at a later press conference.
Frenchman Lacazette opened the scoring for the penalty gunners and Aubemayang put the 2-0 still in the first half Real Madrid managed to match the score at the beginning of the second half thanks to an inspired Asensio, who participated in the goal of Bale, and scored the draw at Marcelo's pass.
The tables at the end of the ninety minutes led the match to the penalties, where the Spaniards closed the victory.
The competitiveness between both teams became clear from the first minutes when Nacho, with a hard entrance to the edge of the area, cut off a rooted by the left band of Kolasinac, which was already planted only in front of the goalkeeper.
However, just a couple of minutes later, at 8, the Madrid defender complicated things to his team by preventing with his hand that a loose shot of Lacazette, which had broken with skill to Navas, crossed the goal line. The referee saw it clearly: second yellow card, expulsion and penalty.
The French striker transformed the maximum penalty with suspense as the ball hit both sticks before entering the goal. Zidane reacted by giving Varane entrance instead of Jovic, who could barely enjoy fifteen minutes in his second game as a Real Madrid player.
Although Real Madrid showed signs of reacting with a couple of good internships by the bands, it was Arsenal that struck again with a good counterattack that culminated Aubameyang after a great heel pass from Lacazette. The Londoners then gave up the ball, but not the pace of the game.
However, the central Sokratis ended up disrupting Emery's plans with two strong consecutive entries, on Kroos first and then on Modric, which cost him two yellow cards.
Real Madrid took advantage of the fact that both teams were once again matched to launch the attack, but Benzemá's inoperance, which rudely failed a head shot when he was practically alone before the goalkeeper, prevented whites from shortening distances.
The best bale
This dynamic, yes, was maintained at the beginning of a second part in which Zidane changed a good part of the team and gave entry to Bale, whose absence in the previous meeting against Bayer Munich caused rivers of ink, and Asensio, which It became a stiletto.
The Balearic starred in a clear opportunity to hit a ball from outside the area that, after crashing into the right post of the goal, reached Varane's feet, who failed to take advantage of the occasion and fired well over the crossbar. Shortly after, in the 56th minute, Bale took advantage of a loose ball after a fight between Emiliano Martínez and Asensio himself to push the ball into the net.
«Today I wanted to play; but not the other day, ”Zidane said about the Welshman and his absence in the weekend game in Texas, where he stayed in the stands at the rising rumors of his departure from the team. «Today he wanted to be with us. He played and that's it. We will see what will happen, the situation has not changed, ”explained the French coach.
Penalties for Madrid
Once again Asensio returned to be the great protagonist by taking advantage of a good pass from Marcelo from the left to put the 2-2 on the scoreboard. Unfortunately, the joy of the extreme barely lasted since after a strange movement, the player ended up on the ground with clear gestures of pain, so he had to be removed from the field on a stretcher. From that moment on, the contest matched again and an exchange of occasions began that neither of them managed to materialize.
In the last moments of the match, Arsenal had two clear occasions, but the lack of aim and the good work of Courtois prevented the Londoners from adding their third victory of the tournament.
Already on penalties, the Arsenal goalkeeper stopped a Bale ball and scored Isco, Varane and Vinícius. The Emery team marked Nelson and Saka; Courtois prevented a goal from Xhaka and Burton sent the ball to the stands.