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Real Madrid edge Philadelphia Union 2-1

07-25-2011 08:59 BJT

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Real Madrid has finished off the North America phase of its pre-season tour.

Real, taking on the Philadelphia Union on Saturday ahead of their next stops, which includes China as Real will play exhibition games here on the mainland against Chinese Super League clubs Tianjin Teda and Guangzhou Evergrande in early August.

First though, Real was looking to bust up the Philadelphia Union...and Real wasted no time in putting their name on the score sheet.

Just two minutes into the match, a long ball from Xabi Alonso ended up at the foot of Jose Maria Callejon and he deposited it inside the far post. The lightning strike by the Real Madrid academy product gave “Los Blancos” an early 1-0 lead.

Real Madrid's Ricardo Carvalho, right, and Philadelphia Union's Carlos Ruiz collide
in the first half of a friendly soccer match on Saturday, July 23, 2011, in
Philadelphia. Real Madrid won 2-1. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

The La Liga side struck again less than 10 minutes later. A long ball down the field was taken from the Union defender by Karim Benzema and the French international waited before crossing to Mesut Ozil. The German dribbled into the penalty area and fired it into the back of the net, beating goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, drives past Philadelphia Union's Carlos
Valdes in the second half of a friendly soccer match on Saturday, July 23, 2011, in
Philadelphia. Real Madrid won 2-1. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

The Union would get one back before time...with about 10 minutes to go, Michael Farfan passed to Danny Mwanga and headed towards the box. Mwanga provided a return pass and Farfan, showing some fantastic touch, chips it over the keeper. 2-1 Real Madrid though is how this one would end.

Editor:Zou Xian |Source: CNTV.CN

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