Olivier Giroud got his first start in the Rossoneri jersey in this high-profile friendly against Carlo Ancelotti’s side, in front of 30,000 spectators in Klagenfurt, Austria.
Theo Hernandez almost scored within the opening three minutes, smashing a cross-shot against the base of the near post, much to the surprise of Thibaut Courtois.
Sergio Arribas volleyed over from a promising position, but it ended goalless.
Real Madrid 0-0 Milan
Real Madrid: Courtois (Lunin 46); Lucas Vazquez (Marvin 70), Nacho, Alaba (Eder Militao 46), Marcelo (Gutierrez 46); Casemiro (Blanco 46), Modric (Odegaard 60), Isco (Chust 83); Bale (Vinicius 46), Rodrygo (Arribas 70), Jovic (Mariano Diaz 46)
Milan: Maignan; Calabria (Kalulu 76), Tomori, Romagnoli (Kjaer 62), Theo Hernandez (Ballo-Toure 81); Krunic, Tonali (Pobega 81), Saelemaekers (Castillejo 81), Brahim Diaz (Maldini 81), Leao (Rebic 46); Giroud
Saved penalty: Bale 40 (R)
Gareth Bale wins a penalty for Real Madrid…but then steps up himself and misses the spot kick! 😱
A weak effort and an easy save for Maignan in the Milan goal 🧤 pic.twitter.com/2hHbDRBmIT
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