Now if only they had played shirtless the match would have gone to a whole other level. Wasn’t that what they meant by an exhibition game?
The LA Galaxy and David Beckham may have been the hosts, but they were not attraction as guests Real Madrid had their way with the SoCal club; winning 5-1. 30, 317 flocked to The Home Depot Center to see Cristiano Ronaldo and Madrid.
Before a stadium-record soccer crowd of 30,317, each seemingly going home with a picture or two based on the amount of flashes throughout the evening, seeing perhaps the best team in the world was enough.
Well, that, and watching Cristiano Ronaldo nearly score on a bicycle kick, among other things.
It took less than a minute and a half for Real Madrid to score, and before the game was a dozen minutes old the score was 2-0.
Real Madrid begins the Spanish season on August 18.