Win for Spanish giants in International Champions Cup; which sees Real Madrid, Milan, Chelsea, Everton, Juventus, Valencia, Inter Milan and LA Galaxy all vying for the trophy.
Former Malaga player Isco was the stand out player in Real Madrid’s win over LA Galaxy, the midfielder being instrumental in Real’s opening two goals and almost scoring a goal of his own.
Substitute Karim Benzema bagged a double and Angel Di Maria netted a first-half goal for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, while Jose Villarreal hit a thumping finish for the Galaxy at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Isco started off the move for Real’s first goal, when he combined with Ronaldo with an inch perfect ball over the LA Galaxy defence, before the Portuguese played in Di Maria, who lifted the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper Brian Rowe.
Madrid continued to enjoy the majority of possession, although the Galaxy did come close to drawing level through Juninho, whose ambitious 25th-minute free-kick hit the side netting.
Madrid introduced Benzema at the interval and the Frenchman found himself on the scoresheet five minutes into the second half, thanks so another wonderful ball from Isco.
The 21-year-old picked out Benzema from the touchline with an exquisite outside of the boot cross, who slotted it into the bottom corner to make it 2-0.
Isco almost came close to scoring a goal of his own on the hour mark but he was denied by a brilliant save.
Villareal brought LA Galaxy back into the game when he went past two defenders and smashed a rising left footed shot into the top corner of Diego Lopez’s goal, but Benzema put the result beyond doubt when he headed in his second of the match inside the final 15 minutes.
Galaxy next face Italian champions Juventus on Saturday at the Dodger Stadium.