Pro Soccer News: LA GALAXY vs Real Madrid FINAL Report
|Ronaldo supremacy was clear and delighted fans. Photo Credit: SoccerNation Aaron Jaffe
The Real Madrid defeated the LA Galaxy. Final Score is Real Madrid 4-1 LA Galaxy. The halftime score was 2 - 0. With more than 56,000 soccer fans attending the match, Real Madrid dominated one of MLS's favorite teams.
Man of the Match is goal scorer Fabio Coentrao. The LA Galaxy was not able to hold on the ball and Real Madrid dominated this evening at the World Football Challenge brought Spain's famous world-class players to Southern California.
Second Half Recap:
Real Madrid's coach, Jose Mourinho put on Cristiano Ronaldo and Xabi Alonso in the second half of the Real Madrid vs LA Galaxy match.
Kaka played exceptionally well and was able to find Jose Callejon with a beautifully executed assist and Callejon found the back of the next to give Real Madrid their first goal. And the Real Madrid fever just kept on all evening as the Spanish power continued to control the ball and minimize the effectiveness of one of MLS's best teams.
La Galaxy's goalie, Brian Perk was unable to block one of Ronaldo's shots in the 53rd minute. All Perk could do seemingly was watch the ball fly by as it increased Real Madrid's score to 3-0. Real Madrid wasn't satisfied with a possible final score of 3-1 and Karim Benzema shot the ball just before the 60th minute after a cross from Coentrao and the score went up again to 4-1, this time for the last time.
To avoid a shut out, the LA Galaxy were able to rally and in the 67th minute, Adam Cristman was magically able to take advantage of a rebound that sailed towards his head. Not a regular on the LA Galaxy roster, Cristman has been appearing more frequently of late and now should get the attention he may deserve as coaches and fans are thankful of his goal.
Ronaldo played the entire time and delighted fans. Ronaldo's step overs and turns on the ball were very sharp and he looked ready to go. Ronaldo stayed on the left side of the field and interchanged with other Real Madrid players well, demonstrating his technical and tactical skills.
Real Madrid is in their pre-season and LA Galaxy is in well into their season and the European players looked very well prepared.
Half Time Report:
The Real Madrid vs LA Galaxy game halftime score was 2 - 0. Now, LA Galaxy has scored a goal and Real Madrid is up to 4 balls in the net. Current score LA Galaxy 1-4 Real Madrid in the second half. Man of the Match is goal scorer Fabio Coentrao.The LA Galaxy are getting torn apart down their right flank where Marcelo and Fabio Coentrao are combining effectively. Goalkeeper switch at the half seems likely as Perk, LA Galaxy's new favorite goalie is warming up and Saunders didn't play his finest half.
Real Madrid's Kaka and LA Galaxy's David Beckham look really fit and Ronaldo looks set to make a second half appearance as he was warming up prior to the end of the first half.
The crowded stadium waits in anticipation for Ronaldo to make his impact om this match. More soccer news as the game continues. If you want to listen to the game live with Joe Tutino's live play-by-play reporting for the LA Galaxy, click here.
Earlier SN reported before the match:
We are just minutes away from the kick off of the LA Galaxy vs the Spanish power Real Madrid as part of the 2011 World Football Challenge at the LA Coliseum. Here are the players as they warm up and stretch before the match. Landon Donovan looks ready to take on Ronaldo. SN reporter on the field says, "The crowd is intense, the air electric and energy fills the stadium. If you are a serious soccer fan, this is the place to be right now and the game to watch."
SoccerNation will update LIVE coverage of this match. Soccer players for Spanish soccer giant Real Madrid say they're happy to visiting the USA and are very motivated to play LA Galaxy at the Coliseum today. Check back at half time for the UPDATE. PHOTO CREDIT AARON JAFFE
Real Madrid will also be playing in San Diego as they take on Chivas Guadalajara on June 20th. For Discount Group tickets for the San Diego soccer match and more information, please click: RONALDO COMES TO SAN DIEGO or email the San Diego Sports Commission.
“We are very excited to once again welcome back Real Madrid along with manager José Mourinho and their cadre of international talent to Los Angeles,” Galaxy President Tom Payne said. “Last year more than 89,000 fans witnessed these two clubs face off and the excitement for this rematch, at the historic Coliseum, will surely capture the attention of all sports fans in Southern California.”
A nine-time European champion and 31-time champion of Spain’s La Liga, Real Madrid recently won the Copa del Rey and currently sit in second place in La Liga while also advancing to the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League. Now in his first season as the club’s head coach, Jose Mourinho has a wealth of talent at his disposal including Portuguese internationals Cristiano Ronaldo, Ricardo Carvalho and Pepe, German internationals Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira, as well as Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Xabi Alonso, Raul Albiol and Alvaro Arbeloa, all of whom were members of Spain’s winning team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
The Galaxy first played Real Madrid on July 18, 2005 at The Home Depot Center, losing 2-0 behind goals from Michael Owen and Roberto Soldado in front of a capacity crowd. The two sides met again last year in front of more than 89,000 fans on August 7 at the Rose Bowl. The Galaxy led that game 2-0 at halftime on goals from Todd Dunivant and Landon Donovan, only for Real to score three unanswered goals in the second half, two from Gonzalo Higuain and one from Xabi Alonso, to claim a 3-2 win. This game is also expected to see Galaxy midfielder David Beckham face his former team for the first time since joining the Galaxy in 2007.
The site of Galaxy’s CONCACAF Champions’ Cup victory in 2000, the Coliseum has played host to a number of matches in the club’s history. The Galaxy most recently played at the Coliseum in 2007 as part of SuperLiga against CD Chivas de Guadalajara and in 2005 against Chivas USA as part of a doubleheader that also included Mexico’s Club America facing CD Chivas de Guadalajara, a doubleheader that attracted more than 88,000 fans to the stadium, making it the biggest crowd ever to see an MLS game.
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