Real Madrid, the Spanish League and Champions League champions, are still looking for their first victory in their preparatory tour in America after they drew 2-2 at Oracle Park in San Francisco with Mexico’s Club America.
Real Madrid had previously lost to Barcelona with a single goal during the two teams’ preparations in the United States.
In Wednesday’s match, Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti’s team was on its way to settling the match before his former Spanish player Alvaro Fidalgo denied him a penalty kick in the 82nd minute of the match, which the royal club started poorly after receiving a goal in the 5th minute, followed by Henry Martin’s follow-up to Miguel’s shot. Lyon.
But the European champions responded quickly through their top scorer, French Karim Benzema, who penetrated the penalty area and exchanged the ball with Marco Asensio before he shot it past goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.
Ancelotti made seven substitutions during the two-half break, including Benzema, who left his place for Belgian Eden Hazard, and the latter quickly left his mark with a penalty kick that Lucas Vázquez grabbed from Salvador Reyes Chávez (55).
And it seemed that Hazard’s goal would be enough to give Real the victory before his last meeting in this round Saturday at the “Rose Bowl” stadium in Pasadena (California) with Juventus, who opened his journey by beating Mexican Chivas 2-0, but Fidalgo, the 25-year-old who played in the teams Omariya for the Royal Club between 2012 and 2016 and the reserve team from 2016 to 2020 with a single appearance in the first team colours on December 6, 2018, in the cup competition, he said his word when he extracted a penalty kick from the Brazilian Vinicius Junior and translated it himself.