Los Blancos are four forwards down on their squad from last season, with Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz and Eden Hazard all leaving the club.
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Benzema, the scourge of Chelsea at the same stage of the competition last season, converted from point blank range in the 21st minute when Kepa Arrizabalaga saved from Vinicius Junior but could only touch the ball in the direction of the Frenchman.
Los Blancos needed just a point against the Barcelona-based club to secure the title and secured a comfortable win
Real Madrid were at the receiving end of one of the greatest shocks in Spanish football history 12 months ago when losing to the same third-tier opponents at Estadio El Collao.
“Real Madrid C. F. informs that our players Marco Asensio, Gareth Bale, Andriy Lunin and Rodrygo, and our head assistant coach Davide Ancelotti have tested positive for COVID-19,” the club announced in a brief statement in English.
The 20-year-old Brazilian fired the 13-times European champions into the lead in the 27th minute at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium after controlling a long diagonal pass from Toni Kroos from his own half which flummoxed the Liverpool defence.
Real Madrid ended the campaign on 87 points after the draw interrupted a run of 10 consecutive victories, five clear of second-placed FC Barcelona
Marco Asensio scored an 87th-minute winner as Real Madrid recorded a 2-1 victory over Ajax in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie in Amsterdam on Wednesday night.
Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio has been ruled out of Saturday’s FIFA Club World Cup final against Al Ain after the European champions confirmed he had sustained a thigh injury.
Real Madrid’s failure to bring in a top-class replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo has hurt them, the club’s former winger Steve McManaman has told Reuters.
Real play Athletic Bilbao while Barcelona visit Real Sociedad in fixtures that have often proved to be among their hardest away trips over the last decade.
However, there was no place for Chelsea striker Morata, with Isco, Marco Asensio, Lucas Vazquez, Rodrigo and Diego Costa preferred in attack.
The No. 11’s brilliant opener against the Italian side has been voted by fans as the best strike in Europe’s premier cup competition last week in a poll on UEFA’s website.
The two-time defending champions were second best for much of the first half after Bayern took the lead through Joshua Kimmich, but the hosts could not build on that advantage despite creating a number of clear chances
Betis came from behind to lead 2-1 at the interval, but Real Madrid – who stay fourth in the table on 45 points – impressively turned things around in the second period to triumph in Seville.
Madrid had taken the first leg of the quarter final 1-0 last week at Leganes, but back in Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, a forward line that included Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Lucas Vazquez and Isco found the Leganes team too difficult to handle
The Spain forward, who joined Madrid from Mallorca, will be contracted to the European champions until the summer of 2023.
Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema netted the only goals of the night, ensuring that Madrid have kicked off their 2017-18 campaign in style by lifting both the Supercopa and UEFA Super Cup in the past week