Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the 17th minute and set up Mesut Ozil’s goal 14 minutes later, leading Real Madrid to the final of the International Champions Cup with a 2-1 victory over Everton on Saturday night.
Ronaldo and Ozil starred in the first football game played at the 51 year-old Dodger Stadium, keeping Real Madrid unbeaten in its preseason friendlies.
Second-half substitute Nikica Jelavic scored in the 61st minute for Everton, which gave a solid challenge to the Galacticos. Tim Howard, Everton’s American goalkeeper, made a handful of brilliant saves to keep Real Madrid from increasing its lead.
The inaugural International Champions Cup matches seven European teams and MLS’ Los Angeles Galaxy in an exhibition tournament.