Bale scores as Madrid top Arsenal in penalties

first_imgGareth Bale sent a message to Zinedine Zidane after coming off the bench to score and inspire Real Madrid’s comeback against Arsenal at the International Champions Cup.Bale – tipped for an imminent Madrid exit after sitting out last week’s loss to Bayern Munich – was surprisingly introduced by Zidane at half-time and the Los Blancos outcast helped erase a two-goal deficit in a 2-2 draw before the LaLiga giants won on penalties on Tuesday.Arsenal – who had Sokratis Papastathopoulos sent off prior to half-time after Nacho Fernandez was dismissed for a handball – were in control thanks to Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, until Bale entered the fray. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Bale pulled a goal back with a simple finish in the 56th minute before fellow substitute Marco Asensio restored parity three minutes later in Maryland, where penalties were needed.While Bale’s spot-kick was saved by Emiliano Martinez, Madrid still prevailed 3-2 over Unai Emery’s Arsenal in the shoot-out.Eden Hazard and Madrid made a lively start but the LaLiga giants were eventually pressed back and punished by Arsenal for their sloppiness in the ninth minute at FedEx Field.After 90 minutes, it finishes…Real Madrid  2-2  ArsenalAnd that means we’re going to penalties #ArsenalinUSA pic.twitter.com/BZJdh4KMQr— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 24, 2019Madrid were at sixes and sevens in defence, losing the ball before Lacazette rounded Keylor Navas, but his goal-bound effort was stopped by Nacho’s hand. The referee brandished a red card and the Arsenal forward’s penalty somehow went in after hitting both posts.Arsenal were in complete control from that point, prompting Zidane to sacrifice Luka Jovic in his first start for Madrid since arriving from Eintracht Frankfurt as defender Raphael Varane was introduced in the 16th minute.Varane’s presence could not prevent Arsenal from moving 2-0 ahead eight minutes later after a lovely flick from Lacazette sent Aubameyang through and the Gabon international rounded Navas and fired the ball into the net.Madrid were handed a boost approaching the interval when Arsenal defender Sokratis was sent off for a second yellow card and Karim Benzema almost pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time, but his towering header hit the outside of the post.Bale’s introduction at the break lifted Madrid and he pulled a goal back 11 minutes into the second half. After Asensio’s long-range effort rattled the post, the Welshman was on hand to score when the goalkeeper’s save spilled to his feet for a simple finish. 56′ | 1-2 | GOOOOOOOOOOAL by @GarethBale11!!!#RealMadridIsHere | #RMTour pic.twitter.com/yZScvEapdk— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) July 24, 2019Arsenal barely made it out of their own half as Asensio equalised three minutes later – the Spain international receiving a cutback from fellow substitute Marcelo before finding a way past Martinez.That proved to be the last piece of action from Asensio, who left the field on a stretcher with an apparent knee injury in a worrying scene for the Spaniard and Madrid.Bale then almost put Madrid ahead in the 67th minute, however his delicate flick was well saved by Martinez, with Arsenal firmly entrenched in their own half.Bale continued to do it at all ends after he made a goal-line clearance to deny Calum Chambers with 14 minutes remaining before Reiss Nelson curled a shot inches off target.Eddie Nketiah had a golden opportunity to win it for Arsenal with three minutes of normal time remaining, but he was unable to beat Thibaut Courtois in a one-on-one situation as penalties beckoned. read morelast_img read more

Style + Tech = Stone Island mesh reflective down jacket

first_imgBehold the first-ever content series between Digital Trends and The Manual. The Bromance has begun. Since there are a plethora of brands out there melding style and technology, we thought we would take this opportunity to profile one item per week for the month of October, breaking them down and offering each of our unique takes on their tech and style components.For the whole series, click here; for a jacket that will make you 150-percent less likely to be hit by cars, read on …The Manual:When the temperatures drop, we are big fans of the local bar crawl. And taking into consideration that we will be wobbling around dark and often snowy streets till the wee hours, it sure would be nice to not get hit by a car, bike, bear or anything else for that matter. That is why we are so stoked about this new mesh reflective down jacket from Stone Island.This Italian company is known for taking fabric innovation to the next level but the “Mesh Reflective” really takes the cake. Created with highly reflective fiberglass, this sucker is like putting on a lighthouse – even the hood is made with 3M reflective material. Oh, it’s also warm as hell with its down stuffing, two waterproof zip close pockets and reverse entry hand warmer pockets. The reflective material also makes the piece water and wind resistant.This way, when you line up that cartwheel across an ice patch, which you know you were born to do, and you fall flat on your face, everybody will see it happen.Digital Trends:We agree with everything The Manual said, but feel they didn’t give enough credit where it’s due to the science behind this thing. We mean, look at this video; we defy you to explain what is going on here and what it has to do with the jacket.We get that the outer surface is comprised of “1000s of glass microspheres” that sit under a layer of mesh, and that these “1000s of glass microspheres” are bending and refracting light. And, yes, all this bending and refracting results in a jacket that appears to be shining, even in the dark.But what the hell does the telescope have to do with anything?We’re not criticizing – we’re just acknowledging that Stone Island is on to some next level stuff with the Mesh Reflective jacket, and we straight up can’t keep up. This isn’t simply a product that gloriously combines tech and style; this is a product that may be solving the problem of nuclear fusion while you’re wearing it and you wouldn’t even know! So, yeah. The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America The Complete Guide for Learning How to Mow a Lawn Editors’ Recommendations Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Gamelast_img read more