barcelona Real Madrid beat Real Madrid 3-0 in a high-pressure friendly match this Saturday in Arlington (just outside of Dallas). Ousmane Dembéle scored for Barça in the 15th minute in front of 82,026 fans at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, with youngster Fermin Lopez (85) and Ferran Lopez (90+1) scoring .
The Whites wasted a penalty in the 20th minute when Vinicius Junior hit the crossbar, and then in a high-intensity encounter, despite being a friendly match, hit the woodwork with four consecutive shots. Carlo Ancelotti’s side are yet to beat their eternal rivals on the US tour after losing 3-2 at Miami in 2017 and 0-1 at Las Vegas last year.
With his opening goal, Dembélé has proven his worth in a week that has seen Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) reportedly keen on hiring him as Kylian Mbappe’s replacement if he If his departure is finalized in the coming weeks.
Madrid missed more chances than their opponents, much to the despair of the thousands of fans inside the stadium, which has a retractable roof installed to avoid temperatures of around 40 degrees outside.
There were several tense moments in the game, with as many as three players being substituted due to physical issues in the first half. Mendy on white actors and Christiansen and Gundoganthe star signing of the season, at the Blaugrana.
After the game, Ancelotti was shocked by the result: “We were sad to lose, but I leave behind the good things we did. For an hour, the team played very well.” However, he emphasized that his goal The team is growing day by day, especially adapting to the departure of Karim Benzema, who will go to Saudi Arabia: “We have to continue on this path. Without a fixed center forward, we will create opportunities, so we will Continuing with this idea. Today I wanted to look at the youngsters. They have complied. Then I know what Modric and Kroos can contribute. The idea is to give those who start a few minutes. In the next game , the guys who didn’t play as much minutes today are going to play more.”