Real Madrid 3-0 Inter

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August 10, 2013
By Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Cristiano Ronaldo scored another memorable goal and was dominant as Real Madrid cruised in their pre-season finale with a 3-0 victory over Inter Milan on Saturday.

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Kaka's header started the scoring in the 11th minute for Real Madrid, who were 5-0-1 in pre-season and conceded one or fewer goals in all but one game.

AP Photo/Jeff RobersonCristiano Ronaldo scored Real Madrid's second goal in their final game of the pre-season.

Play was interrupted for several minute in the second half when several fans dashed onto the field to shake hands with or even hug Real Madrid players, the second straight Real game such an incident has occurred.

The delay came shortly after a corner kick deflected into the net off defender Ricardo Alvarez to make it 3-0.

The attendance of 54,184 was the largest ever for a soccer game in St. Louis, though about 13,000 shy of capacity at the Edward Jones Dome. It topped standing-room attendance of more than 48,000 in May for Manchester City's 4-3 come-from-behind victory over Chelsea at Busch Stadium.

More fans dashed onto the field after the game ended, testing the depth of security staffing.

Inter tested Real Madrid backup keeper Diego Lopez several times in the second half, including two good chances from Alvarez and one rifled over the crossbar by Rodrigo Palacio.

Ronaldo played the first half, virtually all of it in the Inter end, and made it 2-0 in the 38th minute when he took a stretch pass from Casemiro at the box in stride and ripped a one-timer past the diving Samir Handanovic.

Three days earlier, Ronaldo went the distance and scored twice in the title game victory over Chelsea in the Guinness International Championship Cup, including a free kick looped over defenders that then curled just under the crossbar.

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