Zidane stands tall among the stars

July 19, 2005
By Jen Chang
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - If any Real Madrid players had been entertaining hopes that Monday night's exhibition game against the Galaxy would be a laid-back affair, then those thoughts would have been quickly dashed in the opening minutes when the Galaxy's Pando Ramirez scythed down Michel Salgado and Zinedine Zidane in quick succession.

The tackles drew the ire of the Madrid players, motivated Danish enforcer Thomas Graveson to intervene and spurred the Madrid team into action (they scored ...

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