105,826 crowded into Michigan Stadium, better known as “The Big House”, to get a glimpse of Real Madrid and Chelsea stars like Marcelo, Oscar, Eden Hazard and James Rodriguez. At the end of they day, they were all talking about Real Madrid’s 22-year-old Dominican forward Mariano Diaz Mejia, simply known as Mariano.
Marcelo put in a man of the match performance, and Eden Hazard scored two wonderful late goals for the Blues, but Mariano’s goal was absolutely world-class.
Real Madrid cruised by their English opposition after only one half of football. Marcelo scored the games opening goals in the 19th and 26th minutes, and he then cleverly setup Mariano for a sensational 30-yard strike in the 37th minute.
The Dominican Republic striker is desperate for first team minutes this year having dominated at the Real Madrid B level last year. He was the season’s top scorer, but the competition for places in the Real attack is beyond fierce.
He certainly gave manager Zinedine Zidane something to think about with this strike.
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