Aspire Football Dreams and Real Madrid fought out a gritty 1-1 draw in Match 8 of Al Kass 2018. With qualification virtually assured for both sides, the game nonetheless presented a valuable opportunity to assess progress against accomplished opposition.
Real had announced themselves as tournament favourites with an imperious 6-2 victory over Fenerbahce in their opening game. AFD, meanwhile, had never looked anything other than comfortable in a routine 2-0 win against the Turkish side. This game therefore promised an altogether tougher examination of each side