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Ronaldo shines, Delph injured as Real Madrid beats Man City 4-1 in front of almost 100,000


MELBOURNE, Australia — scored one goal and was unlucky not to have another as Real Madrid beat Manchester City 4-1 in front of almost 100,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in a friendly on Friday.

Madrid broke through in the 21st minute when volleyed in a close-range scissor kick off a long pass from the right.

Ronaldo doubled the lead two minutes later to a deafening roar from the crowd when he collected a deft chip from midfield and poked in a shot just beyond City goalkeeper .

Pepe made it 3-0 nodding in an Isco corner just before halftime.

City answered in first-half stoppage time with a penalty, after was called for a handball in the box.

Second-half substitute Denis Cheryshev converted an Isco pass to finish the scoring.

City midfielder , signed from Aston Villa for 8 million pounds ($12.5 million) last week, was carried from the field in the 20th with an apparent hamstring injury. He will have scans on Saturday.

"This injury is not the best news because he was just starting the season with our team, but we'll see tomorrow," City manager said.

The match marked 's first win as Madrid manager.

"I'm very pleased," Benitez said. "When you are working so hard, when the players are training in double training sessions and doing so well in every training session, you can see the commitment."

Ronaldo had a goal disallowed in the 57th for offside, but video indicated the goal should have been granted.

The crowd of 99,382 was the 's largest for soccer, eclipsing the 95,446 in 2013 for a Liverpool-Melbourne Victory friendly.

The match was the last of the three-game International Champions Cup that also included Roma.

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