The first soccer game played at Dodger Stadium finished with one of the sport's most familiar results: an impressive victory for Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the 17th minute and set up Mesut Ozil's goal 14 minutes later, leading Real Madrid to the final of the International Champions Cup with a 2-1 victory over Everton on Saturday night.
Ronaldo and Ozil starred in soccer's debut at the 51-year-old stadium, keeping Real Madrid unbeaten in preseason friendlies this summer.
In preparation for soccer's arrival in Chavez Ravine, the Dodgers flattened their pitchers' mound and spread temporary grass over the infield and warning track, creating a workable pitch for a doubleheader in front of an enthusiastic Southern California crowd that enjoyed a well-played exhibition.
''It was a little bit strange because we didn't play in a football stadium, but the atmosphere, the tradition of this stadium is outstanding,'' Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said.
''To be in this stad...