Real Madrid visits D.C., continues dominance over Juventus

Real Madrid and Juventus are, without a doubt, two of the biggest clubs in world soccer. The names and faces involved might change over the years, but those two behemoths remain remarkably consistent – which is why more than 70,000 fans packed into FedEx Field for a preseason friendly. 

When these two storied clubs battled in the UEFA Champions League finals last year, Real Madrid defeated Juventus, 4-1.  

In the rematch, albeit with much lesser stakes, the 12-time European champion once again emerged victorious, this time by a score of 3-1, thanks to three unanswered goals. Juventus jumped out to an early lead thanks to a Real Madrid own goal in the 12th minute, but promising youngster Marco Asensio scored twice and Gareth Bale netted the other in the win. 

Christiano Ronaldo, who is moving on to Juventus after playing nine seasons with Real Madrid, was not in attendance for the exhibition match between his former and current team. He and his Portugal teammates were taking well-deserved time off after a strong showing during the World Cup. 

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