USA: Cristiano Ronaldo sits out Juve-Real tie

Juventus coach Massimo Allegri and Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui spoke to the press following their friendly tie at the FedExField in Landover on Saturday evening. Real fought back from an early own-goal, to win 3-1. Gareth Bale scored a stunning half-volley, before Marco Asensio added a brace in an entertaining match. Ronaldo, who joined Juve last month for €112 million euros ($131... Еще million) deal, has been given an extended break after the World Cup. Ex-Spain manager Lopetegui preached caution after the game, saying «the result is always by the by, the pre-season is not important, but clearly, we always prefer winning than losing.» He also dismissed transfer speculation involving Croatian captain and playmaker Luka Modric. «Luka Modric is an extraordinary player and we're waiting for him with open arms,» he said. While Italian tactician Allegri took positives from the defeat, believing it was «great preparation» for the next season. A total of 18 teams are competing for a chance to win the sixth edition of the International Champions Cup. The tournament is running from July 20 until August 11.

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