Real Madrid v Arsenal Live Commentary & Result, 23/07/2019, International Champions Cup


Zidane has made five changes to his starting line-up from Madrid’s defeat to Bayern last time out. Navas replaces Courtois between the sticks, while Nacho and Mendy come into the back four. Vazquez and Jokic are given the nod ahead of Isco and Asensio in the final third. Bale has been on the bench amid suggestions from Zidane linking him with a move away from the Bernabeu.

ARSENAL SUBS: Bernd Leno, Nacho Monreal, Shkodran Mustafi, Reiss Nelson, Carl Jenkinson, Eddie Nketiah, Matt Macey, Gabriel Martinelli, Robbie Burton, Tyreece John-Jules, Zech Medley, James Olayinka, Dominic Thompson, Bukayo Saka.

ARSENAL (3-5-2): Emiliano Martinez; Calum Chambers, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Sead Kolasinac; Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Joe Willock, Granit Xhaka, Mesut Ozil, Ainsley Maitland-Niles; Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

REAL MADRID SUBS: Raphael Varane, Mariano Diaz, Gareth Bale, Marcelo, Thibaut Courtois, Alvaro Odriozola, Marco Asensio, Brahim Diaz, Isco, Andriy Lunin, Takefusa Kubo, Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior, Jaime Seoane, Diego Altube, Javi Hernandez, Adrian De la Fuente, Alvaro Fidalgo.

REAL MADRID (4-4-2): Keylor Navas; Daniel Carvajal, Nacho Fernandez, Sergio Ramos, Ferland Mendy; Lucas Vazquez, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Eden Hazard; Luka Jovic, Karim Benzema.

Arsenal have been in fine form to kick off their International Champions Cup campaign, recording back-to-back victories against Bayern and Fiorentina. Unai Emery’s side snatched the win against the German side courtesy of a late goal from Eddie Nketiah. The young forward was once again the star of the show against Fiorentina, scoring a brace against the Italian outfit, while Joe Willock notched the other in a 3-0 triumph. The Gunners will want to end their ICC campaign with a strong performance.

Real Madrid began their International Champions Cup campaign with a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich last time out. Zinedine Zidane featured a strong team for the contest in their opener, but were soundly beaten as goals from Corentin Tolisso, Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry secured the win for the German outfit. Rodrygo did notch a consolation for Los Blancos, but Zidane will be keen to see an improvement today.

Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the International Champions Cup clash between Real Madrid and Arsenal at FedExField.


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