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Saturday, August 11, 2012
Real Madrid sink Celtic

ESPN staff

Real Madrid beat Scottish champions Celtic 2-0 in the final game of their American tour thanks to two goals from Jose Callejon and Karim Benzema.

Callejon impressed early on as he went close after good work from Cristiano Ronaldo down the left wing and Real peppered Lukasz Zaluska's goal with efforts soon after as Ronaldo and Kaka went close.

The Spanish champions eventually took the lead as Gonzalo Higuain's shot was saved, but Callejon followed up and netted the rebound. Minutes later, Higuain almost got on the scoresheet himself but his header floated over.

Celtic were rarely in the game before the half, but went close through Joe Ledley and after the break it was more of the same as Real ran riot but missed chances through Karim Benzema and Esteban Granero.

However, the lead was doubled as Ozil found Benzema free on the left wing and the striker raced through on goal to net past Zaluska.

Celtic youngster Dylan McGeough then suffered what looked to be a serious injury after a blow to the head in a collision with Nuri Sahin. The 19-year-old was knocked out cold and medical staff rushed on amid some urgent signals from players of both sides and McGeouch was carried off wearing a neck brace after more than five minutes of treatment.

Celtic later announced on Twitter: "Dylan McGeouch has been taken to hospital with suspected jaw fracture.''

Following the break, the Hoops were unable to get back into the game after that and Real ran out comfortable winners.

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