Asensio shows Bale and Benzema how it’s done

He may have joined up with Zinedine Zidane’s squad just 10 days ago, having been given extra time off after his Under-21s European Championship exploits, but Marco Asensio is already enjoying a better pre-season than Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.

The two BBC members have yet to find the back of the net during Los Blancos’ tour of the United States, whereas the 21-year-old fired past Jasper Cillessen in Miami on Saturday to level the scores at 2-2 in the pre-season Clasico.

He even started the move from his own half, before linking up with Mateo Kovacic and then finishing it off himself.

Overall, the Mallorca-born player was very involved in the first half of the game against Barcelona, offering a more inspiring showing than his more experienced striking colleagues.

Not only did Asensio show his coach he could play as well as the BBC members, but the reason he was on the field in the first place was because he’d relegated Isco to the bench.

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