Benzema double downs Galaxy

Karim Benzema fired a second-half double as Real Madrid registered a 3-1 victory over LA Galaxy at Dodger Stadium.

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Karim Benzema celebrates with Sami Khedira and Angel Di Maria

Karim Benzema celebrates with Sami Khedira and Angel Di Maria

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Karim Benzema fired a second-half double as Real Madrid registered a 3-1 victory over Los Angeles Galaxy at Dodger Stadium.

Angel Di Maria gave Real the lead on 15 minutes and substitute Benzema doubled their advantage shortly after being introduced at the interval.

Jose Villarreal halved the Galaxy's deficit with a spectacular strike on the hour mark but Benzema restored Madrid's two-goal advantage with a 74th-minute header.

"In general it was a good performance from the team," said Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti. "We played well. We had a good combination in the front. We had a lot of opportunities."

The visitors controlled proceedings from the start, Cristiano Ronaldo hitting the crossbar with a header on six minutes and Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe saving a Denis Cheryshev shot.

The Spanish giants took the lead when Francisco Alcaron launched a ball from deep in his own half and found Ronaldo, who eluded three defenders and put it on a plate for Di Maria.

Ronaldo departed in the flurry of half-time substitutions that brought on Benzema, who took just six minutes to find the net when he fired home from Alarcon's looping pass.

Villarreal pulled a goal back on 63 minutes, taking two touches to make space before rifling a superb strike past Diego Lopez.

But Benzema had the final say, heading home Di Maria's cross to seal a comfortable victory.


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