Ronaldo scored twice and David Beckham once
to lead Real Madrid over a Major League Soccer All-Star team 5-0 Tuesday
night in an exhibition game for the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy.
Jose Maria ``Guti'' Gutierrez and Raul Gonzalez also scored in the game,
named after Real Madrid's former president.
``A great part of the game went well. We made some mistakes but I liked
what we did,'' Madrid coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo said.
Revolution midfielder Shalrie Joseph described the visit as ``a great
``Everything here is in tiptop condition: the team, the field,'' he said.
``In the States, we're only just beginning to get fields like this.''
In Real Madrid's first match at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium since last
season, Beckham scored the first goal in the 23rd on a free kick that
went in off a post.
D.C. United forward Jaime Moreno limped off immediately after the goal,
hampered by Michel Salgado's tackle. He was replaced by the MetroStars'
Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis dived to tip away Roberto Carlos' low
shot in the 31st after Beckham split the defense with a through ball.
Ronaldo, who had been whistled earlier by the crowd for a supposed lack
of effort, scored in the 40th when he avoided tackles by Frankie Hejduk
and Pablo Mastroeni.
Second-half substitute Jeff Cunningham tested Real Madrid goalkeeper
Diego Lopez with a rising shot in the 49th minute. Lopez, replacing
injured regular Iker Casillas, saved shot by Dallas' Ronnie O'Brien and
The MetroStars' Youri Djorkaeff replaced Los Angeles' Landon Donovan in
the 62nd minute and briefly faced Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane, his
former teammate on France's 1998 World Cup championship team. Zidane was
replaced by Guti a minute later.
Ronaldo scored in the 73rd and Gutierrez in the 81st, taking the ball
around Douglas Sequeira. Gonzalez got his goal in the 90th on a chip
over Reis following a backheel by Javier Portillo.
English defender Jonathan Woodgate appeared as a substitute in his Real
Madrid debut, 12 months after joining the club. Woodgate injured his
left thigh 16 months ago while playing Newcastle.
Real Madrid is preparing for its Spanish League opener at Cadiz on