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Real Madrid beats DC United 3-0 in exhibition

sports Updated: Aug 10, 2009 17:18 IST

Real Madrid beat DC United 3-0 on Sunday in an exhibition game before 72,368 fans at FedEx Field. The Spanish powerhouse _ which spent some $375 million on new players in the offseason _ also beat Toronto FC 5-1 on Friday during its pre season tour.

United goalkeeper Josh Wicks kept Real at bay in a scoreless first half, but Gonzalo Higuain scored twice in a two-minute span in the second half as the visitors took control. Arjen Robben added another goal for Real.

Real stunned the footballing world with its lavish offseason spending in hopes of regaining supremacy in Spain and Europe from Barcelona. Its newly purchased players included Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo, FIFA's world players of the year in 2007 and 2008. Ronaldo played only the first half on Sunday with temperatures in the mid-90s, and Kaka was replaced in the 67th minute.