NEWS
Thursday August 9 2012
Real hand Milan a ‘manita’

Real Madrid thrashed Milan 5-1 in New York yesterday, ending Massimiliano Allegri’s winning streak in pre-season.

The Rossoneri had won their previous three matches in preparation for the new season, but in facing Jose Mourinho’s Spanish champions at the Yankee Stadium in New York, were hit for five.

Real took the lead through Angel Di Maria before Robinho soon drew the Italians level with a neat interchange with Antonio Nocerino and Antonio Cassano.

However, after that it was a game influenced first by Cristiano Ronaldo and then by Milan transfer target Ricky Kaka. Ronaldo scored two himself before receiving a standing ovation, whilst Kaka, in just under half an hour as a second-half substitute, set up Real’s final two goals.

Real Madrid 5-1 Milan

Di Maria 24 (R), Robinho 33 (M), Ronaldo 49, 66 (R), Ramos 81 (R), Callejon 89 (R)

Real Madrid: Casillas (Fernandez Collado 85); Fernandez (Arbeloa 46), Pepe (Albiol 70), Varano (Sergio Ramos 46), Coentrao (Sahin 74); Khedira (Xabi Alonso 46), Diarra (Granero 70); Di Maria (Callejon 62), Ozil (Kaka 62), Cristiano Ronaldo (Morata 80); Benzema (Higuain 46)

Milan: Abbiati (Amelia 46); Abate (De Sciglio 46), Bonera, Acerbi (Yepes 46), Antonini (Mesbah 46); Flamini (Constant 59), Ambrosini (Traore 69), Nocerino (Valoti 76); Boateng (Emanuelson 59), Cassano (El Shaarawy 46), Robinho

Referee: Marrufo (USA)

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