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Merengues rely on old hands
by Paul Kennedy, August 10th, 2009 6:45AM

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[REAL MADRID TOUR] Real Madrid put its new Galacticos on display for the first time in North America, but the Spanish club's old hands did the bulk of the scoring in wins over Toronto (5-1) and D.C. United (3-0).

Friday's game in Toronto marked the Real Madrid debut of Kaka, who had been allowed to arrive late for training camp because of his participation in the Confederations Cup, and Xabi Alonso, who was just acquired from Liverpool for $54 million.

Two other new summer signings, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, scored in the Toronto game, but the stars of the weekend were holdovers Raul, Argentine Gonzalo Higuain and Dutchman Arjen Robben, who had two goals apiece.

Kaka played the first half during which the Merengues opened up a 3-0 lead on two goals by Raul and another by Cristiano Ronaldo in the space of 13 minutes.

Benzema and Robben added goals in the second half.

Gabe Gala delighted the Toronto faithful with a goal for TFC.

While they squeezed a record 22,089 fans into BMO Field on Friday, the Real Madrid-D.C. United attracted 72,368 fans at FedEx Field, home of the football Redskins,

United held Real Madrid scoreless until the second half when the Merengues got two goals from Higuain and one from Robben in the space of 10 minutes.



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