Real Madrid marched towards the semi-final of the International Champions Cup by defeating American side LA Galaxy.

New boss Carlo Ancelotti started most of his star players with the likes of Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka all starting.

In the opening five minutes, Real Madrid came close as Ronaldo’s powerful header hit the crossbar.

Madrid took full advantage of the gaps for the game's opening goal on 15 minutes as Isco combined with Ronaldo before the Portuguese played in Angel di Maria, who chipped the ball over goalkeeper Brian Rowe.

Madrid dominated the possession throughout; Karim Benzema was introduced at the interval and scored five minutes into the second half. 

Isco delivered magical outside of the foot pass that picked out Benzema, who in turn put the ball in the far post making no mistake.

Isco almost went onto score a goal with brilliant individual effort - which you can see above - but his attempt was well saved by the goalkeeper.

La Galaxy came back with great efforts from Villarreal who scored a stunning goal with just over half an hour remaining but Benzema eventually put the match beyond their reach with his second of the match inside the final 15 minutes.

Isco was brought to the Santiago Bernabeu for a fee of €30million during the current summer transfer window and the 21-year-old, who won the player of the tournament award in the under-21 World Cup has already started to create impact for his new club.

Isco was certainly the man of the match with his great magical piece of football. 

Isco has proved his worth and Ancelotti must have major plans for the Spanish wizard in the upcoming season. 

Everton are next up for Madrid at Dodger Stadium on Saturday.

 

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