Real Madrid 0-0 AC Milan: Carlo Ancelotti's side held to stalemate

Real Madrid 0-0 AC Milan: Carlo Ancelotti’s side held to stalemate by AC Milan in pre-season friendly as David Alaba makes debut for LaLiga side and Gareth Bale misses penalty

  • Real Madrid were held to a 0-0 draw against AC Milan in their friendly on Sunday
  • The goalless game saw both Theo Hernandez and Luka Modric hit the woodwork
  • Striker Gareth Bale also missed a penalty on his return to action for Real Madrid 

Real Madrid were held to a 0-0 draw against AC Milan in their pre-season friendly on Sunday evening. 

The game – played in front of 30,000 spectators – saw Theo Hernandez and Luka Modric hit the woodwork.

While Gareth Bale missed a penalty on his return to action for Real Madrid following a disappointing loan-spell with Tottenham. 

Real Madrid were held to a 0-0 draw against AC Milan in their pre-season friendly on Sunday

The game – played in front of 30,000 fans – saw Hernandez and Modric hit the woodwork

Hernandez proved to be dangerous from the get-go, having almost scored in the opening three minutes of the game.

The defender’s shot ricocheted off the near post, much to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois’ surprise.

While at the other end of the pitch, Mike Maignan made his debut for AC Milan. His performance was solid, however, he did struggle to play out from the back. 

Mike Maignan made his debut for AC Milan, but struggled to play out from the back

Gareth Bale missed a penalty as he returned to action for Real Madrid against AC Milan 

Bale, who is back from his loan spell at Tottenham, bizarrely wore the No 50 shirt for Real

Nevertheless, he did prevent David Alaba from finding the back of the net, while also deflecting Mariano Isco’s effort wide. 

Bale also found himself at the centre of conversation after the game, having managed to earn himself a penalty.  

However, he was unable to score and was one of a host of players who were substituted at half time. 

As a result, the game ended in a goalless draw just five days before the start of the LaLiga season. 

MATCH FACTS

Real Madrid: Courtois (Lunin 46); Lucas Vazquez (Marvin 70), Nacho, Alaba (Eder Militao 46), Marcelo (Gutierrez 46); Casemiro (Blanco 46), Modric (Odegaard 60), Isco (Chust 83); Bale (Vinicius 46), Rodrygo (Arribas 70), Jovic (Mariano Diaz 46)

AC Milan: Maignan; Calabria (Kalulu 76), Tomori, Romagnoli (Kjaer 62), Theo Hernandez (Ballo-Toure 81); Krunic, Tonali (Pobega 81), Saelemaekers (Castillejo 81), Brahim Diaz (Maldini 81), Leao (Rebic 46); Giroud




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