NEW YORK: Cristiano Ronaldo scored two second-half goals as Real Madrid trounced AC Milan 5-1 in an exhibition match at the Yankee Stadium. Kaka had three assists against his former team in the match-up between two of Europe’s top clubs. Angel di Maria gave nine-time European champion Real Madrid the lead with a 25-yard volley in the 24th minute before Robinho tied it for AC Milan nine minutes later. Ronaldo finished off two nice passing plays in the 49th and 66th minutes. Sergio Ramos made it 4-1 with a header following Kaka’s corner kick in the 81st. Jose Callejon capped the scoring off Kaka’s chip shot in the 89th. Real Madrid outshot Milan 27-8. Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho revealed that playmaker Kaka can leave the club but only at the right price, according to Sky Sports. In other friendly matches, Barcelona beat Manchester United 2-0 on penalties after both sides failed to score in 90 minutes.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2012.
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