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David Alaba debuts in Real Madrid preseason draw

Former Bayern Munich ace and Nigeria born Austria international David Alaba made his Real Madrid debut in their goalless preseason draw against AC Milan on Sunday.

Meanwhile returnee star Gareth Bale missed a penalty in the match.

Bale, who appeared with the No. 50, played his first game for the Spanish giants since June 2020 after spending last season on loan at Tottenham.

The Wales international made a stunning return to action when he earned a first-half penalty after Davide Calabria brought him down inside the penalty area.

However, Bale’s weak spot kick was saved by goalkeeper Mike Maignan and the forward was substituted at half time as well as Alaba.

Thibaut Courtois and Luka Modric also made their first preseason appearances for the club after returning from their break following Euro 2020.

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Modric came close to breaking the deadlock when he struck the bar in the second half but Madrid failed to find a breakthrough against the Italian side.

Madrid kickoff their LaLiga season with a trip to Alaves on Aug. 14 while Milan begin the Serie A campaign a week later with an away game at Sampdoria on Aug 23.


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