Real Madrid All-Stars Trounce Bayern Munich 8-3 In Charity Match
A Real Madrid team made up of veteran players defeated their Bayern Munich counterparts 8-3 in front of a crowd of 70,000 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.
The match, which featured footballing legends such as Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane, Fernando Redondo, Emilio Butragueno, Willy Sagnol and Roy Makaay proved action packed, with a total of 11 goals. The action opened at just 11 minutes with a goal by Ruben de la Red, who had to leave his professional soccer career last year at the age of 25 due to a heart condition. It continued five minutes later with a goal Butragueno, making it 2-0 for Madrid. Redondo continued Madrid's streak, making it 3-0 on 40 minutes.
Bayern saw some relief with a goal by Paulo Sergio just a minute before the half-time interval. After the break, Alfonso Perez made it 4-1 to Madrid only to be followed by a Niko Kovac goal for the German powerhouse. An own goal from Nico's brother, Robert Kovac, pushed the Spanish giants to 5-2 up and although Sergio scored just moments later to make it 5-3, Niko Kovac netted an own goal increasing the Madrid lead to 6-3. Late goals from Fernando Sanz and Davor Suker sealed Madrid's victory, 8-3.
The proceeds of 2nd annual Corazon Classic Match went to Real's Foundation academies in Africa.