Bale & Benzema stepped up after Ronaldo's exit against Milan

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 12/08/2018

Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema have stepped up incredibly after the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo as the comfortably defeated AC Milan 3-1 in the Bernabeu Trophy on Saturday.

The duo is set to carry the attacking burden of the team under new coach Julen Lopetegui who needs to find a way to make up 40 goals a season that left the club for Juventus.

The French striker broke the deadlock in just two minutes of play for the Los Blancos after he coolly converted a cross from Dani Carvajal through a beautiful header.

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Bale also show some readiness ahead of the European Super Cup against Atletico Madrid, he caused a lot of problems for the Milan defence

Gonzalo Higuain scored a sumptuous equaliser after just four minutes, hitting a curling strike round three Real Madrid defenders and past Keylor Navas before the ball nestled into the bottom left corner of the net.

Bale restored the lead just before the halftime after AC Milan defence failed to clear their lines from a corner kick.

Mayoral scored the third for Real Madrid, the result is very important for Los Blancos ahead of the crunch match against Diego Simeone side who suffered a 1-0 defeat to Inter Milan on Saturday in the International Champions Cup.

Real Madrid is set to play Juventus for the 2019 Bernabeu Trophy with the event likely to see a formal appreciation of everything that Ronaldo did for the Spanish giants.