Real Madrid lost the Mabel Green Cup on penalties to AS Roma, after playing 2-2 in regulation time– casting further doubt on the team’s readiness for the season.
Bothsides met at Stadio Olimpico last night in a friendly-cup game to raise awareness on the sustainability of planet earth and it ended with Roma lifting the trophy which was designed with a green tree.
Marcelo and Casemiro got on the scoresheet for Los Blancos, but their goals were cancelled out by Perotti and Edin Dzeko before the giallorossi side won 5-4 on penalties.
We are ready for the league:
During his press conference after the match, Zinedine Zidane maintained that his team are ready for the incoming Laliga season despite their short-comings.
• Quotes from Madrid based writer on twitter – [@dermotmcorrigan]
Pre-season is over now. Next week our league begins. We are ready for that now. We all want to begin, to play important games and get into the dynamic of the league
Expect anything before the window shuts down:
When quizzed on the possibility of Real acquiring Neymar, Paul Pogba or any other new Midfielder, the French man maintained support for his current crop of players, but however noted that things can change before the transfer window shuts down around Europe.
We are here with the team and players we have. Our league begins on Saturday and that’s what we are thinking about. However, there are three weeks of transfer left, and anything can happen. But this is the squad i have, and i am with them till death– we can have a good season.
A lot of fans and journalists have been put into a state of confusion regarding the status of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez. Bale failed to make Real’s trip to Germany but was involved in Rome. Meanwhile, James is yet to feature for the side in any game.
Zidane insisted that both players are still part of the squad and that he counts on them, even though things can change before the end of transfer (September 2).
James and Bale are players in the squad. Anything can happen before market closes, but they are Madrid players, and I will count on all the players I have.
Real Madrid travel to Celta Vigo for their opening Laliga match on Saturday.
|August 24, 2019|
|Real Madrid||6:00 PM||Real Valladolid|
|Getafe||8:00 PM||Athletic Bilbao|
|Celta de Vigo||8:00 PM||Valencia|
|August 25, 2019|
|Mallorca||4:00 PM||Real Sociedad|
|Deportivo Alavés||4:00 PM||Espanyol|
|Leganes||6:00 PM||Atlético de Madrid|
|Barcelona||8:00 PM||Real Betis|
|August 30, 2019|
|Sevilla||7:00 PM||Celta de Vigo|
|Athletic Bilbao||9:00 PM||Real Sociedad|
|August 31, 2019|
|Getafe||6:00 PM||Deportivo Alavés|
|Levante||6:00 PM||Real Valladolid|
|Real Betis||8:00 PM||Leganes|
|September 1, 2019|
|Atlético de Madrid||6:00 PM||Eibar|
|Villarreal||8:00 PM||Real Madrid|
|September 13, 2019|
|Mallorca||8:00 PM||Athletic Bilbao|