Ronaldo scores as Real Madrid beats Galaxy 4-1

Last Updated: Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 10:47

Los Angeles: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a signature goal and Real Madrid displayed its deft scoring ability to beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 4-1 in an exhibition on Saturday night.

Jose Callejon and Joselu scored 8 minutes apart in the first half and Karim Benzema converted a header in the 57th minute as the Spanish giants showed little rust in their preseason opener.

Ronaldo, who set La Liga`s scoring record with 40 goals last season, entered as a halftime substitute. The Portuguese star used multiple step-over`s to fake out three defenders, then fired a sharp shot with his left foot that found its way inside the near post.

David Beckham wore the captain`s band for the Galaxy against his former team but failed to make an impact before being removed for a substitute in the 61st minute.

Adam Cristman scored the Galaxy`s lone goal, redirecting Antonio Adan`s save with a header into the net.

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First Published: Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 10:43

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