Real Madrid looked sparkling in their new orange jersey made of recycled ocean plastic, which they were using for the first time on Tuesday, and put up a sparkling performance to go with it
Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus created a huge gap in the ranks of Real Madrid which would always be difficult to fill. However, if the team's recent performance is to be taken into account, it appears that Gareth Bale might just be the man to step into Ronaldo's boots.
Real Madrid looked sparkling in their new orange jersey made of recycled ocean plastic, which they were using for the first time on Tuesday, and put up a sparkling performance to go with it, edging out Italian rivals AS Roma 2-1. With this, the Spanish giants ended their International Champions Cup campaign, amid cries of 'Hala Madrid'.
This also marked the end of the club's tour of the US. After losing the opening game to Manchester United, Madrid finished their stint with two victories, while Roma ended their run, which began with a victory over Barcelona, with two losses.
Bale was dominant throughout the match, scoring a goal and setting up the other. Bale helped in opening the account at the Metlife Stadium in New Jersey with a long pass to Asensio, who finished calmly for a goal in the second minute. Soon enough, in the 15th minute, Bale powered through the Roma defence and found the back of the net to give Madrid a 2-0 lead. He left the field at the 56th minute, satisfied, with a job well done.
Bale proved that not only can he find the net with ease, he can create enough opportunities for the others too. This, if done consistently, would mean a good season for both Bale and Madrid. However, while Madrid's offence looks good, they need to bolster their defence. The return of Sergio Ramos would hopefully address this concern.
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