Friendly Match (3): Philadelphia Union 1 - 2 Real Madrid

Real Madrid put an end to their 2011 US tour with another victory. They defeated Philadelphia Union 1-2 in a near-packed Lincoln Financial Field (57,305 spectators). Callejon and Ozil scored for the Whites in the opening ten minutes. Real Madrid have scored nine goals and conceded only two during their stay in the US.

Özil during tha game against Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia Union vs Real Madrid: Özil

Xabi Alonso reappeared today after missing the match against Chivas. The midfielder served an amazing 30 meter pass to Callejon in the opening minutes and defender Williams failed to clear the ball, leaving it readily available for Real's new signing to score with his right foot.

Philadelphia Union were pressurising in attack, but their mistakes in defence proved costly. Just minutes later, Colombian centre back Valdes lost the ball to Benzema near the goal. The Frenchman then assisted Ozil, who defeated keeper Mondragon with a powerful shot (10').

The American side did not give up and put Casillas to the test on a couple of occasions. After half-time Mourinho made Marcelo, Kaka, Coentrao, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jesus step onto the pitch. Half-way through the second part the coach replaced the latter with Mejias, who was the only goalkeeper who had yet to play with the first team in the USA. Unfortunately, the young keeper was defeated by a perfect lobbed shot from Farfan on the 78-minute mark.

Real Madrid has made a good impression in the US, defeating the Western and Eastern Conference leaders and historic Mexican side Chivas Guadalajara. They will face Hertha Berlin and Leicester City in Europe this week before leaving for China on Sunday.


Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field
Attendance: 57,305
Goals: 0-1 (1'): Callejon. 0-2 (10'): Özil. 1-2 (72'): Farfan

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