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Baptism of fire for Hazard as Bayern Munich whip Madrid on his debut


Real Madrid’s new signing, Eden Hazard did not get the best of starts to life in Madrid, as Bayern Munich beat real 3-1 in the International Champions Cup, in the early hours of Sunday, in Texas, USA.

Madrid put out a very strong line-up with Hazard starting alongside the likes of Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Marcelo; Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Isco; Asensio and Karim Benzema,

Bayern took the lead in the 15th minute, with Corentin Tolisso finding the back of the net at the second time of asking after seeing his first attempt blocked on the line by Marcelo.

Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane changed his entire XI at the interval, with Luka Jovic , Ferland Mendy, Takefusa Kubo and Rodrygo all coming in for their debuts.

But Bayern doubled their advantage in the 67th minute through Robert Lewandowski who did brilliantly to free himself inside the Madrid box before picking out the bottom corner.

In the 69th minute, the German giants went 3-0 up thanks to former Arsenal forward, Serge Gnabry, who was given the freedom in the Madrid box before converting past Keylor Navas to make it a quick-fire double.

Bayern were reduced to 10 men in the 81st minute when substitute goalkeeper Sven Ulreich picked up a straight red card for bringing Rodrygo to the ground after the Brazilian had raced clear.

Rodrygo was soon back on his feet and pulled a goal back for Madrid on 84 minutes, as he picked out the top corner with a stunning free kick, capping his first appearance for Los Blancos in style.

Next up for Bayern is a clash against AC Milan in Kansas on Tuesday, while Madrid will face Arsenal in Maryland on the same night.


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