Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale (11) plays the ball against Roma midfielder Javier Pastore (27) and forward Patrik Schick (14). (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio scored for Real Madrid, which recorded a 2-1 victory over AS Roma in a International Champions Cup match at MetLife Stadium Tuesday night.
With Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real and playing for Juventus, Bale is expected to pick up some of the slack.
“We’re scoring goals and we’re winning matches, so we’re doing well,” Bale said. “We have to keep improving and we’re really looking forward to starting the new season.”
Asensio lifted the Spanish power into the lead with his third preseason tally in the second minute as Bale assisted on the score.
In the 15th minute, Bale doubled the lead, converting Dani Carvajal’s pass past goalkeeper Robin Olsen.
Roma’s Kevin Strootman sliced the lead in half in the 83rd minute.