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Football News > Real Madrid vs Shamrock - Review & Boot Spotting - 21/07/09

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema made their Real Madrid debuts, with the SoccerBible there to report on the historic match against Shamrock Rovers.

SoccerBible has joined Real Madrid for their pre-season in Ireland, and the giants of world football faced Shamrock Rovers in their first pre-season match. It was a tough game, but Real passed the test by defeating the Irish side 1-0 thanks to a goal by new signing and adidas adiPure II wearer Karim Benzema.

Real Madrid played a 4-4-2 system, with Guti playing close to the left wing and Cristiano Ronaldo positioned down the right. Real Madrid took the initiative from the start, and were playing a quick tempo, with Marcelo looking particularly active down the left flank. But Real were unable to make the most of their chances on goal, and with the score drawn 0-0 at the end of the first half both sides made several changes.

Karim Benzema came on and hit the post with his first attack after receiving the ball from Negredo, who minutes later had a great shot on target saved by the keeper. Shamrock Rovers were trying to hit Real Madrid on the counter-attack as they were playing solid in defence. But through constant pressure Real finally broke through the defence as Benzema managed to score. The Frenchman had been very active wearing adidas adiPure II football boots, and received a great 60-metre lobbed pass from Heinze in the 87th minute which the striker controlled before sending the ball into the back of the net.


adidas adiPure II football boots

For Benzema's first Real Madrid goal he used his new adiPure II football boots to full advantage. Controlling a long ball through the cushioned instep, instantly taking a defender out of the equation before moving in on goal and stroking the ball home


Nike Vapor Superfly football boots

As Cristiano Ronaldo was receiving some close attention from the Shamrock defenders, he struggled to find top gear in his Superfly football boots. But armed with Flywire for a glove-like fit Ronaldo managed to fizz a few shots from free-kicks


adidas F50i football boots

Higuain completed an all-adidas attack by playing alongside Predator wearer Raul. Higuain was making the most of a competitive outing for his new adidas F50i football boots, which benefit from a new lace-cover and an innovative single-skin upper for improved ball touch and feel


Nike Mercurial Vapor V football boots

O'Connor's abyss Vapor V football boots were the perfect compliment to his purple Shamrock kit. And it was O'Connor who had the best scoring chance, wearing speed boots he cut in from the right-hand side before sending a low shot just wide.



Alex Gregory_7 said:

ronaldos boots look loads better in the stud :) x

July 21, 2009 12:04 PM

egelegend said:

adipures look awsome

July 21, 2009 12:27 PM

gregb11 said:

whats with the tongue on benzema and kakas boots it looks realy good

July 21, 2009 1:10 PM

AE7 said:

kaka didnt even play and real olnly scored one goal i expected more than this CR9 didn't do nothing yesturday only benzema.

July 21, 2009 3:27 PM

realjames said:

casillas, kaka, sergio ramos,, and albiol didnt play. this is preseason, gaining chemistry

July 21, 2009 3:47 PM

PumaKingRule said:

Ronaldo is wearing the Normal vapor there not the superfly it look like! look nice in SG though.

July 21, 2009 4:48 PM

Bobble93 said:

PumaKingRule he is wearing superflys u can see the laces

July 21, 2009 6:43 PM

AE7 said:

who is dat wearing the puma v1.08 red i wanted to know.

July 21, 2009 8:55 PM

Tomklfc said:

AE7 its guilty

July 21, 2009 9:10 PM

realjames said:

thats GUTI wearin the puma v1.08..they r nice

July 21, 2009 9:38 PM

Portugal R live said:

AdiPures are class and they look quality..The Nike Mericual  V in black and Yellow are better than the Superflys that C.Ronaldo is wearing in black and yellow.

July 21, 2009 11:02 PM

RedDevilCR7 said:

CR9 flopped big time..he wont win anything at madrid..should have stayed with man utd

July 21, 2009 11:24 PM

gregb11 said:

i like marcelo he looks like a decent player saw him in brazil vs italy and looked good then

July 22, 2009 1:26 AM

Tiki said:

Benzemas Adipures look more liike black and yellow than gold

July 22, 2009 5:07 AM

CR-9 said:

Cristiano is tHe bESt sOCcer PlAyEr EVer...

bETtEr DEn Lionel Messi

July 24, 2009 12:31 AM

AE7 said:

no messi is better.

July 24, 2009 5:58 PM

LiamMcArthur said:

kaka and benzema were adiPURE 1's not 2  and black out the inside stripes.

July 25, 2009 5:13 PM

marlo_10 said:

superfly looks way better with the sg studs

July 26, 2009 6:32 PM

higuain_md said:

They're vapors without the face cover.

July 27, 2009 6:42 PM

Felipe said:


The Vapors Are the Best but

the Purple Ones Are



July 29, 2009 7:02 PM

Shortie said:

The adipures are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 11, 2009 3:56 AM

SkinAldo said:

i waz at dat

November 11, 2009 7:16 PM
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