Real see off Stoke
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Stoke were beaten 2-0 by Real Madrid in their glamour friendly in Austria.Stoke were beaten 2-0 by Real Madrid in their glamour friendly in Austria.
Goals in each half from Raul and Roberto Soldado (penalty) were enough to give the Spanish champions a comfortable victory.
New Real coach Bernd Schuster gave debuts to new signings Jerzy Dudek, Javier Saviola, Pepe and Christoph Metzelder.
Real broke the deadlock on 19 minutes when captain Raul slotted home after a poor clearance.
Stoke refused to be overawed by their illustrious opponents and had chances of their own, but they could not find a way past the Real defence.
Substitute Soldado wrapped up the victory with the second goal from the penalty spot after Ivan De la Red was brought down in the box.