Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Monday, February 17, 2020 06:27:38 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Besieged Bale scores as Real Madrid rally for friendly win over Arsenal

photo by AP photo

Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard (50) controls the ball against Arsenal defenders Carl Jenkinson (25) and Calum Chambers (21) during the first half of an International Champions Cup soccer match in Landover on Tuesday.

By AFP, Washington
25th-Jul-2019       
Share
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Save
  • E-mail
  • Print
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Gareth Bale shrugged off uncertainty over his Real Madrid future Tuesday, his second-half goal helping the La Liga giants rally for a friendly win over Arsenal. Madrid clawed back from two goals down to finish full time at 2-2, and prevailed 3-2 in the penalty shootout dictated by the International Champions Cup exhibition tournament format.
Welsh star Bale didn't play in Madrid's 3-1 loss to Bayern Munich in Houston on Saturday, manager Zinadine Zidane saying Monday he declined to dress for the match as the club pursued options for off-loading him.
Zidane said at the weekend he thought it would be "best for everyone" if Bale's departure could be arranged quickly - comments Bale's agent branded "disrespectful" of a player who helped the side to a Spanish league title and four Champions Leagues since arriving from Tottenham six years ago.
Zidane insisted Monday he meant no disrespect, and Bale duly came in at halftime on Tuesday and made a statement.
First-half goals from Alexandre Lacazette - who converted a penalty in the 10th minute - and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had put Arsenal up 2-0 at the break - by which time both teams were reduced to 10 men.
Bale pulled one back in the 56th minute, latching onto a loose ball and slotting it home.
Marco Asensio drilled the equalizer three minutes later, blasting a low Marcelo cross past Emiliano Martinez.
Minutes later Asensio was on the ground, apparently injured with little contact to be stretchered off.
Bale continued to offer reminders of his worth - clearing a goal-bound Aubameyang drive off the line following a goalmouth scramble, and missing just wide with a curling effort off his left foot 10 minutes from time.
Eddie Nketiah, who scored three goals in Arsenals two prior friendlies - a 3-0 win over Fiorentina and a victory over Bayern Munich, missed two good chances late.
Bale's fortunes dipped in the shoot-out, when he came up first for Madrid and saw his effort saved easily before the Spanish side prevailed.
Arsenal had appeared on their way in the early stages at FedEx Field, home of the NFL's Washington Redskins.
Madrid's Nacho, cautioned for a clumsy tackle on Sead Kolasinac in the first five minutes, received a second booking and was sent off for a deliberate handball in the eighth after sticking his arm out to stop a ball from Lacazette on the line.
Lacazette took the ensuing penalty, his attempt hitting both posts before crossing the line to put Arsenal up 1-0 with a man advantage.
Lacazette then turned provider for Aubameyang, who doubled the score in the 24th minute.
But Arsenal's comfort level dropped in the 40th, when Sokratis Papastathopoulos was sent off for a second bookable offense - a foul on Luka Modric - minutes after he'd been shown a yellow card for yanking back Toni Kroos on the counter.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Is our preparedness against Coronavirus sufficient?


BANGLADESH is in a state of least preparedness with regard to the novel Coronavirus as its health care system is completely unequipped to deal with the current state of worldwide infection. While officials in Bangladesh said that they had activated a surveillance system in accordance with the epidemiological outline the ...

Entertainment »

Alvee returns acting after two years


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Lux star Sheikh Shamroz Azmy Alvee has returned to acting after a break of two years. She will start shooting of a mega serial titled Foreign Village today. Faridul Hasan will give direction of the serial which will be made to telecast on Banglavision. Alvee informed that ...

Football »

Pasalic takes just 19 seconds to hit winner as Atalanta go clear of Roma


AFP, Bergamo :Mario Pasalic scored the winner seconds after coming off the bench as Atalanta came from behind to beat Roma 2-1 and consolidate fourth place in Serie A on Saturday at the expense of their Champions League rivals from the capital.The Croatia midfielder came on just before the hour ...

International »

Opposition vows to form govt without Netanyahu


AP, Jerusalem :Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz is vowing to form a government that will include neither the indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor the Arab parties in parliament.In a series of TV interviews two weeks before national elections, Gantz looked to project confidence that the March 2 vote will ...

International »

Sanders says presidential rival Bloomberg will not excite voters


AFP, Las Vegas :Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said on Saturday Mike Bloomberg would not generate the "excitement and energy" needed to win the White House, focusing on a rival still not fully participating in the race."The simple truth is that Mayor Bloomberg, with all his money, will not ...

City »

BNP organised a view exchange meeting with BNP- supported councilor candidates of Dhaka South City Corporation at Maulana Bhashani auditorium, Nayapaltan in the city yesterday.


Sports »

Tokyo holds Olympic torch rehearsal as spectre of virus looms


Tokyo Olympic organisers held a dummy run for the torch relay Saturday as fears over the coronavirus epidemic continue to cast a dark shadow over preparations for this summer's Games.A quartet of runners carried unlit torches for some 200 metres each as organisers meticulously went over the fine details before ...

Sports »

I am here to stay, stresses Semenya after comeback victory


South African double Olympic champion Caster Semenya beat seven high school athletes Friday in a 300-metre race, her first outing since being barred last July from her favourite event."I am here to stay," stressed media-shy Semenya after winning over the novel distance in Johannesburg. "Track and field, you will still ...

Cricket »

Tigers keen to make turnaround after perennial Test debacle


Bangladesh middle order batsman Mohammad Mithun has insisted that the Tigers remain desperate to make a strong comeback in the longer version format after losing six consecutive Tests amongst which five came at innings margin.Bangladesh in fact lost the last three Tests against India and Pakistan by an innings margin, ...

International »

China, Vatican FMs hold high-level meeting for first time


AFP, Beijing :The foreign ministers of China and the Vatican have met in the first such high-level encounter between the sides, which do not have diplomatic ties, Beijing's state media said Saturday.The meeting between China's Wang Yi and Archbishop Paul Gallagher in Munich, Germany, on Friday comes as relations between ...

International »

Parkland survivors remember friends two years after mass shooting


AFP, Parkland :Two years after 17 students and faculty members were gunned down in one of the worst mass shootings in US history, survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School remembered the slain victims on Friday.Families attended ceremonies near the site of the massacre in Parkland, Florida, as schools across ...

Editorial »

Decreasing interest rate of postal savings: This is govt's madness for money


THE government has slashed interest rates on postal savings by half as part of its efforts to reduce interest rates on bank loans and deposits, and promote investment in the private sector. The Internal Resources Division of the Ministry of Finance on Thursday issued a circular regarding this with immediate ...

City »

The cover unwrapping of books including four Bangla and one English written by Member of Trustee Board of Notre Dame University Dr Agastin Cruse was held in Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad Auditorium of Bangla Academy in the city on Saturday. Poet Mohammad Nurul Huda was present at the ceremony as the chief guest while Director of Public Relations and Training Department Aparesh Kumar Banerjee, Editor of the Weekly Robbar Syed Tosharaf Ali were present as the special guests. Dr Agastin presided over the event.


Entertainment »

Sara Ali Khan spells out ethnic simplicity in salwar suit


Sara Ali Khan has an amazing sense of ethnic fashion, according to the actress she often finds ethnic wear more comfortable and carries it off gracefully. The Pataudi girl is blessed with beautiful genes and an amazing sense of style, her wardrobe consists of all sort of outfits from gowns ...

Editorial »

About basic education for Rohingya refugee children


STATE MINISTER for Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossain on Thursday asked the NGOs to take permission before operating education centres at the Rohingya camps. Because the government has decided to provide only non-formal education to the Rohingya children, equivalent to Grade three, under which they would be taught ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news