Real Madrid, currently on a two-city tour of China that includes matches against current Chinese Super League leaders Guangzhou Evergrande FC and Tianjin Teda FC, managed to fit time in their busy ball-kicking schedule to play an intense exhibition match against 109 local kids on Monday in Guangzhou. The odd number was chosen to celebrate the 109th anniversary of the preferred club of Franco the Fascist, and it looks like Ronaldo, Kaka, Marcelo and co. had their hands full keeping the randy tykes at bay, narrowly edging the kiddies out in a 2-1 victory.
Quite the promising result, and perhaps a decent justification for Guangzhou being the city selected for a new Real Madrid youth training academy. It’s a shame that Evegrande FC, currently sitting on a nine-point cushion on top of the CSL, can’t say they kept up with the Galacticos on the same level as the youth players did, losing 7-1 last night at Tianhe Stadium.
Video of Real Madrid’s game against Evergrande after the jump…
The 7-1 victory against the money-flush Evergrande (motto: Be the Best Forever) would’ve been a shutout if it weren’t for a last minute goal from Yang Yihu (杨一虎). Over 40,000 fans reportedly turned out for the ritual massacre in Guangzhou, bearing witness to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, the German pair of Sami Khedira and Mesut Özil, Argentinian winger Angel di Maria, youth academy product and current reserve team member Jesé Rodríguez, and a brace from French striker Karim Benzema.
The scoreline was quite similar to the 7-0 lamb slaughter that Portugal performed on the North Koreans last year during the World Cup. World-class
douche scoring machine and duckface advocate Cristiano Ronaldo managed a goal in each of the seven goal affairs, apparently even sending some DPRK players to work in coal mines as a result of his goal-netting prowess.
Real Madrid go on to play the 5th place Tianjin Teda FC on Saturday night at the Tianjin Olympic Stadium.
Meanwhile, in case you doubted the level of Chinese fans’ devotion to clubs they only get to see play live during these annual exhibition tours, these shots of Inter Milan supporters giving the business to a poor sucker in an AC Milan jersey should convince you otherwise. Inter and Milan are currently in Beijing for the Supercoppa Italiana also taking place on Saturday night at the Bird’s Nest (the first time the two teams have ever met in the annual offseason Italian derby), and the Inter fans apparently didn’t like being infiltrated during a training session for their team.
With Inter, Milan and Real Madrid playing in Beijing and Tianjin on Saturday night, that means three of the best club teams in the world will be playing matches simultaneously, within two hours drive of each other. All hail the almighty Yuan! ‘