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Inzaghi gets one over on Ancelotti as Milan end Real Madrid's 23-game winning streak

Despite goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, the world champions were beaten 4-2 by the Rossoneri in Dubai.

Italy Soccer Serie A AC Milan boss Pippo Inzaghi. Source: AP/Press Association Images

STEPHAN EL SHAARAWY scored twice as AC Milan defeated Real Madrid 4-2 in Tuesday’s mid-season friendly in Dubai this evening.

The Italy international netted once in each half as the Serie A giants overcame their La Liga counterparts in an entertaining encounter.

Both sides named strong starting XIs for the clash, with Real coach Carlo Ancelotti coming up against his former employers. Jeremy Menez opened the scoring for Milan, taking advantage of a poor error from Real defender Nacho to coolly convert.

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El Shaarawy produced a fine finish to add to that lead, before Ballon d’Or frontrunner Cristiano Ronaldo claimed his almost obligatory goal to pull one back for Ancelotti’s men.

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The La Liga leaders created several chances in the second half, but Milan looked equally dangerous and further goals from El Shaaraway and Giampaolo Pazzini made for a convincing victory, despite Karim Benzema’s late penalty.

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Real came into the game on the back of a 23-match winning streak in competitive matches, and Ancelotti will expect an improved showing when they return to Liga action at Valencia on Sunday.

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