Picture: Gareth Bale tapping in from close range | Picture: Real Madrid

Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio strike within a span of 4 minutes helped Real Madrid beat Arsenal 3-2 on penalties after the match ended in a draw after normal time.

Arsenal squandered a 2-goal advantage after Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had given them the lead in the first half.

Both Bale and Asensio scored coming off the bench in the second half and take the game to penalties.

Gareth Bale starred despite missing a penalty in the shoot-out, as the Welshmen passed a clear message that he wants to stay at the club.

Marco Asensio equalised 4 minutes after Gareth Bale had got one back for the Los Blancos. He played a major part in Real Madrid’s opening goal. However, he was stretched off the field and was sent to the hospital for medical observation.

Real Madrid’s summer signings Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy started the game but failed to make an impact.

Arsenal, on the other hand, hasn’t made any decent signings but have done well in the pre-season with victories over Colorado Rapids, Bayern Munich and Fiorentina.

Although, they had their chance of registering another victory but failed to hold on to their lead.

Alex Lacazette scored from the spot after Nacho’s handled the ball inside the box. However, he was lucky enough to have steered that ball in.

Aubameyang doubled their advantage after he was played through and he rounded off the keeper to dispatching the ball into the net.

Arsenal’s duo of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | Picture: Arsenal.com

Arsenal was the better team in the first-half and it inflicted in the scoreline before a flurry of Real Madrid substitution in the second half took the game away from them.

Youngster Eddy Nketiah, who scored the winner against Bayern Munich, had a couple of chances to score but failed to do so.

Arsenal nearing on a deal to sign Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid 
Dani Ceballos | Picture: La Liga

Arsenal and Real Madrid are currently working to finalise a deal for Dani Ceballos. The Spain international is set to join the gunners on loan for a season.

Ceballos was the star for Spain in the Euro U21 championship as La Roja were crowned Champions once again.

Tottenham was also behind Ceballos but Arsenal will acquire his service.

 

 

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