Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid routed AC Milan 5-1 in an exciting pre-season friendly at Yankee Stadium in New York last night.
Angel di Maria opened the scoring before Robinho equalised, but four second half goals coming from Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Jose Callejon finished the game off for Jose Mourinho’s side.
The Portuguese coach will be happy with his side’s performance in their penultimate warm-up game before beginning the defence of their La Liga title against Valencia in ten days time.
Argentina international Di Maria put Los Merengues ahead with a stunning volley from all of 25 yards in 24th minute, but Milan pulled level after a nicely worked move saw Robinho volley a cute finish past Iker Casillas.
Ronaldo slammed home to restore Real’s lead four minutes after half-time and doubled the advantage just after the hour mark, sliding home following a through pass from substitute Kaka.
The Brazilian set up three goals after being introduced and was a constant threat to the side he has been strongly linked with a move to.
After the match, Mourinho confirmed Real were willing to let Kaka return to San Siro if it was his wish, but warned the Rossoneri that they would no be getting the former Ballon d’Or winner on the cheap.
“I'm happy to keep and I'm happy to sell if he wants to go, because a player must be happy,” he said in the post-match press conference.
“If he stays, perfect for me. If he decides that the best thing for him is to go, Real Madrid will try, we will try to help. But nobody gets a diamond for free. You want a diamond, you pay for it.”
See Mourinho speaking above and watch all the goals below