Red Bull Salzburg vs Real Madrid: Hazard opens Los Blancos goal account

Red Bull Salzburg vs Real Madrid: Hazard opens Los Blancos goal account

- Red Bull Salzburg vs Real Madrid friendly clash saw Eden Hazard score his first goal for Los Blancos

- The 28-year-old fired a curling shot from outside ranger to hand the La Liga side the victory

- Hazard joined Real from Chelsea on a five year deal valued around €100m

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Eden Hazard opens his goal account for Real Madrid in their 1-0 victory over Red Bull Salzburg in a friendly game in Austria earlier this week.

The Belgian forward fired Los Blancos to victory in the 19th minute with a superb long range shot from outside the 18-yard box.

Hazard, who joined the Galacticos from Chelsea this summer had struggled in previous matches for the new club before finally ending his goal drought for the Santiago Bernabeu side.

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The winger had a chance to double his side's lead towards the end of the first half after receiving a superb pass from Karim Benzema, but his shot was conveniently saved by Cican Stankovic.

Before firing the shot, the forward beat one of the opposition's defender but couldn't find the back of the net for the second time in the game.

Coach Zinedine Zidane tried a three man defence with new signing Eder Militao playing alongside Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos at the back, and the system worked well.

Though, Salzburg also had a chance to level up in the early minutes of the game but Takumi Minamino missed a glorious chance for his side.

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He fired wide at the far post when left all alone while Patson Daka's effort was lobbed over in the second period.

Second half substitute Luka Jovic was denied a chance to increase Madrid's tally after being denied later on as Benzema twice came close earlier in the game.

This is however the first clean sheet Los Blancos will keep all through their preparatory matches for the incoming season.

Zidane’s side will face Roma on Sunday in their last preparation game ahead of the new season, which starts in Spain the following weekend.

Hazard remains Real's most expensive signing so far this season after sealing a five year deal worth €100 million from his former Premier League outfit.

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