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Hazard leads Real Madrid to victory against first ever meeting with Red Bull

Eden Hazard opened his Real Madrid goal account which determined the victory against the club’s first ever meeting with Red Bull.

Zidane’s men faced their sixth pre-season outing with 10 days to go until their LaLiga opener (07 August, 5pm GMT) . Real Madrid‘s pre-season preparations continue apace. Following their involvement in the International Champions Cup and the Audi Cup, Zinedine Zidane‘s charges this week face two friendly games on European soil. The first of these run-outs took place yesterday evening against Red Bull Salzburg (7pm CET). This encounter represents the Whites sixth pre-season outing and comes 10 days ahead of the madridistas’ LaLiga curtain-raiser.

Watch Hazard’s goal below;

This meeting between Red Bull Salzburg and Real Madrid marked a series of firsts. It is the first time that the two sides lock horns and is also the club’s maiden visit to Salzburg’s Red Bull Arena, a stadium that opened its doors in 2003 and boasts a 30,000-plus capacity. Indeed, we have to go back to the pre-season of the 2008/09 campaign for the Whites’ last game in Austria. That contest was played in Irdning and ended in a 3-2 win over Lask Linz.

THIS WAS REAL MADRID’S FIRST-EVER VISIT TO SALZBURG’S RED BULL ARENA.

The club’s official website said

Zidane is set to make the most of this evening’s clash and Sunday’s meeting with Roma to continue to fine-tune the team’s preparations ahead of the Matchday 1 clash against Celta on 17 August. The Whites’ aim will be to continue to get up to speed ahead of the start of the season proper. In their last pre-season game, the Whites ran out 5-3 winners over Fenerbahçe with Karim Benzema helping himself to a hat-trick.

The opposition

For their part, Red Bull Salzburg have opened their Austrian Bundesliga campaign with two wins from two. They’ve claimed the league title in each of the past six seasons and Jesse Marsch’s troops will take their place in the group stage of the 2019/20 Champions League with Real Madrid set to pit their wits against Champions League opposition as they continue their pre-season preparations.

The game against Red Bull Salzburg ended in 1-0 in favor of Real Madrid with Hazard being the only scorer of the night.

The player himself (Eden Hazard) was pleased with the outcome

I’d been waiting for this moment for the last five games and it’s happened today. I’m very pleased.

Hazard said after the match

Éder Militão Debut

Éder Militão: “It’s a special feeling to debut for the best club in the world. I’m very happy, but I still have a lot to learn.

“Playing for Real Madrid has been my dream ever since I was very young. I hope I can have a wonderful career in this shirt”

“It’s an incredible feeling to be alongside the best in the world. I hope I can help the team because these are fantastic players. I did what the coach asked of me and I hope things carry on in this way ”