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Sanchez, Herrera Score, Manchester United Beats Real Madrid 2-1

MIAMI, Fla. — Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera both netted and Manchester United beat Real Madrid 2-1 in an International Champions Cup game at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Tuesday.

Karim Benzema scored the lone goal for Real Madrid which was managed by new head coach Julen Lopetegui for the first time since he replaced Zinedine Zidane.

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Manchester United took the lead in the 18th minute through Sanchez, who clinically converted with a one-time finish past Kiko Casilla, following a pass from Matteo Darmian, who darted behind the Real Madrid backline and delivered a great ball back to the penalty spot for his teammate.

The English Premier League side went up by two goals in the 27th minute after Sanchez turned provider for Herrera.

A great run by Juan Mata saw him picking up a long pass inside the Real Madrid area before floating a cross towards Sanchez, who expertly knocked down the ball with his head into the path of the traveling Herrera, who struck a sweet left-footed shot through the legs of Casilla to make it 2-0.

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The Champions League holders pulled a goal back before halftime when Benzema beats Eric Bailey and Timothy Fosu-Mensah to a cross from Theo Hernández and poked home past David de Gea three minutes into stoppage time to make it 2-1.

Manchester United, which is without several players, including World Cup winner Paul Pogba and leading forward Romelu Lukaka, was bouncing back from the 4-1 defeat to Liverpool in the last International Champions Cup.

Real Madrid was playing in the 2018 preseason for the first time.

Reporting by Marcus-Bloxam Football Contributor

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