Ronaldo scored twice and David Beckham once to lead Real Madrid over an MLS select team, 5-0, last night in an exhibition game in Madrid for the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy.
Jose Maria "Guti" Gutierrez and Raul Gonzalez also scored in the game, named after Madrid's former president.
In Real Madrid's first match at home since last season, Beckham scored the first goal in the 23rd minute on a free kick that went in off a post. D.C. United forward Jaime Moreno limped off after the goal, hampered by Michel Salgado's tackle. Moreno has a sprained right ankle, according to an MLS spokesman. He was replaced by the MetroStars' Amado Guevara.
Ronaldo, who had been whistled earlier by the crowd for a supposed lack of effort, scored in the 40th when he avoided tackles by Frankie Hejduk and Pablo Mastroeni.
Second-half substitute Jeff Cunningham (Colorado) tested Real goalkeeper Diego Lopez with a rising shot in the 49th minute. Lopez, replacing injured regular Iker Casillas, saved a shot by Dallas's Ronnie O'Brien and Guevara.
The MetroStars' Youri Djorkaeff replaced Los Angeles' Landon Donovan in the 62nd minute and briefly faced Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane, his former teammate on France's 1998 World Cup championship team. Zidane was replaced a minute later.
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