Benzema, Bale give Real victory ahead of Super Cup clash

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MADRID, Aug 12, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale were on
target as European champions Real Madrid defeated AC Milan 3-1 in a friendly
on Saturday just four days from their UEFA Super Cup clash with city rivals
Atletico.

French striker Benzema opened the scoring at the Bernabeu with a second-
minute header before former Real star Gonzalo Higuain, signed from Juventus
in the summer, pulled Milan level just two minutes later.

Bale restored Real’s lead with a powerful drive in first-half stoppage time
before Borja Mayoral tucked away the third in injury time at the end of the
match.

Atletico Madrid warmed up for the Super Cup in Tallinn in Estonia with a 1-
0 loss to Inter Milan at their Metropolitano stadium home.

In a game played as part of the pre-season International Champions Cup, the
Italians won thanks to a splendid 32nd-minute volley from Argentina’s Lautaro
Martinez.

Atletico’s Angel Correa had a goal ruled out by the VAR in the 43rd minute.

Even the second-half introduction of French World Cup winners Antoine
Griezmann and Lucas Hernandez was unable to turn the tide for the Spaniards.

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