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Benzema, Bale give Real victory ahead of Super Cup clash

AFP  |  Madrid 

and were on target as European champions Real Madrid defeated AC 3-1 in a friendly on Saturday just four days from their Super Cup clash with city rivals Atletico.

French striker Benzema opened the scoring at the Bernabeu with a second-minute header before former Real star Gonzalo Higuain, signed from Juventus in the summer, pulled level just two minutes later.

Bale restored Real's lead with a powerful drive in first-half stoppage time before tucked away the third in time at the end of the match.

Atletico Madrid warmed up for the Super Cup in in with a 1-0 loss to Inter at their home.

In a game played as part of the pre-season International Champions Cup, the Italians won thanks to a splendid 32nd-minute volley from Argentina's

Atletico's had a goal ruled out by the VAR in the 43rd minute. Even the second-half introduction of French winners and was unable to turn the tide for the Spaniards.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 11:40 IST