Zinedine Zidane limped off
with a foot injury as Real Madrid ended their Japan tour with a
comfortable 4-0 victory over Tokyo Verdy on Sunday.
Zidane, Ronaldo, Luis Figo and Fernando Morientes got the goals for Real,
who also beat JEF United Ichihara on Thursday.
Real officials said the extent of Zidane's injury was not known after
the France midfielder, who had hit a superb opening goal, was scythed
down by Verdy's Kentaro Hayashi just after the hour.
Real coach Jose Antonio Camacho said his side was still getting the
pre-season rust out of their system despite the comprehensive win.
"The players are still making their final preparations for the season
and this is the time to fine tune their game," he said.
"We have world-class players and we are on the right track, but before
the season starts we must improve on moving with the ball and defending
set-pieces. Today the players were still suffering from jetlag and the
humidity, so I am satisfied with the result."
Zidane scored the first after just nine minutes when Ronaldo threaded
the ball to him in the box and he produced one of his trademark turns
before burying the ball in the left-hand corner.
The final goal was a team effort worked from end to end with Morientes
walking the ball home from a pass by Raul.
"Of course, Zidane's goal was excellent but so was Morientes's goal,
which was came from a combination of many players, so I was pleased with
that," Camacho said.
David Beckham once again looked sharp, having a hand in the second and
third goals and also flashing a volley just wide.