Sat, Nov 11, 2006 - Page 19 News List

Beckham, Ronaldo fire Real Madrid to win in Spanish cup


David Beckham scored one goal and Ronaldo hit another to end a 215-day drought as Real Madrid cruised to a 5-1 Spanish Cup win over third division Ecija to reach the last 16 on Thursday.

Beckham has been spending much of his time on the bench this season -- and England have discarded him altogether -- though he did feature in a dire first leg draw against the minnows.

Ronaldo, who missed the start of the season after a shin operation, has also come in for criticism from coach Fabio Capello for being too fat and has had to play second fiddle to Ruud van Nistelrooy and the back-in-form Raul, who was rested on Thursday

However, this time Real made no mistake as goals from Beckham, Ronaldo, a brace by Van Nistelrooy -- one from the spot -- and Ruben De la Red helped them advance 6-2 on aggregate.

This story has been viewed 2949 times.

Comments will be moderated. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned.

TOP top