NEW YORK (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored a pair of second-half goals, Kaka had three assists against his former and perhaps future team and Real Madrid routed AC Milan 5-1 on Wednesday night in an exhibition at Yankee Stadium between two of Europe’s most successful teams.
Angel di Maria put Madrid ahead on a spectacular 25-yard volley in the 24th, but Robinho tied it nine minutes later with one of the few attempts on goal by Milan, a seven-time European champion depleted by summer departures and retirements.
Ronaldo, the 2008 FIFA Player of the Year, finished crisp passes with quick bursts of speed in the 49th and 66th minutes, the latter off a pass from Kaka. Sergio Ramos made it 4-1 with a header following Kaka’s corner kick in the 81st and Jose Callejon added the final goal off Kaka’s chip in the 89th.
Real Madrid, a nine-time European champion, outshot Milan 27-8 overall and had a 9-0 margin in corner kicks in the first half.