Man City 1-4 Real Madrid: 6 things we learned as Ronaldo, Bale and co sweep past City

Sean Carter Journalism

A pitch invader is tackled by security as he tries to reach Gareth Bale

Real Madrid outclassed Manchester City in the International Champions Cup, running out 4-1 winners at the MCG in Melbourne.

Ronaldo and Benzema were both on the scoresheet for Los Blancos as they cruised to victory over Manuel Pellegrini’s side, who fielded an inexperienced defensive pairing at the heart of their defence.

Raheem Sterling was one of the few positives in a poor City display, which also saw former Aston Villa man Fabian Delph stretchered off just 18 minutes into his debut as a blue.

Pepe put Rafa Benitez’s side three ahead following poor City marking from a corner before Yaya Toure replied with a penalty won by new boy Sterling just before half-time.

Dennis Cheryshev sealed the win for Madrid with a smart finish, on what was a miserable day for the Citizens in Melbourne.

Here are five things we learned from the match:

Sterling shines again

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