It’s not a good start for Real Madrid and Eden Hazard.
Real Madrid’s first preseason game ended with a heavy loss in Houston against a sharp and more experienced Bayern Munich side. Zinedine Zidane, as he’s done in previous preseason games, made wholesale changes at half-time — replacing all 11 players on the pitch. Tonight’s second half showcased mostly youth team players and young signings, with the only four senior players from last season on the pitch being Keylor Navas, Nacho, Lucas Vazquez, and Vinicius Jr. Bayern, on the flip-side, kept a strong lineup throughout, and it was no real surprise they built a three-goal lead in the second half as Real Madrid’s makeshift backline looked positionally lost — struggling with incoming crosses as well as their build-up play.
To circle back to the beginning of the game, Zidane fielded an exciting 4-2-3-1, where Toni Kroos and Luka Modric navigated the base of the midfield, and Karim Benzema spearheaded an attack with Eden Hazard, Isco, and Marco Asensio behind him. There was a lot of creativity in the team. As it unfolded, we saw Asensio drop a bit deeper defensively to help in transition (and a couple of quick interceptions to stop Bayern attacks early on), and Isco playing slightly higher up the pitch. Hazard, who was on the left side, didn’t have many touches early on, but would eventually grow into the game.
The game was end-to-end, with neither team defending particularly well, and both teams took turns bypassing each other’s midfield. Benzema got into good goal scoring positions, but couldn’t finish his chances. Hazard had some heavy touches, but also linked up well with Benzema and Marcelo, and played a beautiful pass from the left-wing into the box in the 34th.
But must say Bayern Munich play not to the mark. They are a little bit better every part than Real Madrid. Shots, shots on target, ball-possession, pass, pass accuracy in all those departments Bayern Munich ahead from Real Madrid. So end of the day Bayern was the winner.
After finishing all the game at the end light on the Bale. Zidan said on him with angry mode. Real Madrid do not need him. Though bale did not reply on this topic. But his manager said that Zidan, do not comment like this. He also said that Zidan is shit.