Real Madrid completed their tour and training in California territory with a well deserved 2-3 victory against the Los Angeles Galaxy, the team with the best record in Major League Soccer USA (MLS), which started winning by 2 -0 and at the end could be thrashed.
As promised the new coach of Real Madrid, Portuguese Jose Mourinho, for the second and last friendly match on U.S. soil would give input on the Spanish team to the World Cup, but were divided and without all together.
That’s what led to the first part saliesen Ramos and Albiol in the defense with Garay and Drenthe, in Lass midfield, Diarra and Argentine Di Maria, while above were Granero, Van der Vaart and French Benzema.
The combination made by Mourinho did not work, there was no understanding between the lines, less coordinated and up, Benzema, back off, so that nothing disturbed the Galaxy goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts international.
While the Galaxy played the ball better, had more threatening attack and as a result would come both goals at the end of the first part. Defender Todd Dunivant last touched the ball that had crowned head to the left post central Omar González-Hispanic young hope of the Galaxy-a corner kick that carried Landon Donovan.
It marked the 40th minute and Real Madrid was lost in his defensive play, which made the Dutchman Royston Drenthe provoke a hard tackle the Brazilian Juninho, so that the match referee, the American Arkadiusz Prus bring the death penalty in time discount. Donovan, with his calm, made no mistake and shot low and hit the right post to beat Dudek, who left in the first part owner.
The Galaxy 2-0 in favor of reflected what had been in the area, something that did not like at all to Mourinho, insists that although he does not care about the results of friendly matches in the locker room completely changed the team less Ezquiel Argentine central defender Garay.
The 10 men of Real Madrid, led by Iker Casillas, Alvaro Arbeloa, Pepe, Marcelo, Xabi Alonso, Fernando Gago, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pedro de León, Sergio Canales y Gonzalo “Pipit” Higuain, completely changed the game and the image team.
As a consequence also the marker, with Higuain, confirming that the man is indisputably the team goal, to get the first two of the comeback and take up more than three clear chances to increase their personal account and Real Madrid.
Higuain not spare the 52nd minute to round off a perfect cross from Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, who was again the most active player and danger of the Spanish team, with an enviable physical power, which in addition also delight with their technique to the nearly 90,000 people who filled the Rose Bowl.
But it would be again the “Pipit” Higuain who won the tie at 2-2 when they met 62 minutes to collect a rebound Galaxy goalkeeper, who had made a great stop to Garay’s header, to within the area to make a cut inside his marker and with the right sentence.
Galaxy coach Bruce Arena, realized that he had lost everything, that the surprise of a historic and symbolic victory for his team was no longer possible for the class of players like Higuain and Ronaldo, physical strength and tireless Pedro Leon, the great revelation of maturity in his game made the young Canales.
Hence decided to give input to the bench players to enjoy being next to the stars of Real Madrid, the only thing they lacked was scoring the goal in the victory. The same was going to reach the 71st minute through Pedro Leon, who also picked up the rebound of the Galaxy defense after a spectacular play with Higuain Channel, to shoot from outside the box strong.
Then Real Madrid may have gotten up to three more goals, but they were for exhibition and also the important thing was to leave with the victory and allow Mourinho to continue unbeaten in the beginning of his new stage with the Spanish team, which completed its preparation of 11 days in the U.S..
Last Wednesday, in the debut of Mourinho, Real Madrid also won 2-3, and reassembled including (1-2), the Eagles of America, in a match which was played at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, before 48,000.
Just complete the match, the Real Madrid expedition moved directly to Los Angeles airport to fly back to the capital of Spain.