Goal of the day: Ángel di María (Real Madrid) vs Racing Santander | inside World Soccer

Ángel di María marked his first appearance of 2012 with an impressive goal as Real Madrid earned a comfortable 4-0 win over Racing Santander at the Bernabéu on Saturday.

Ángel di María celebrates a goal against Racing Santander with his Real Madrid team-mates
Ángel di María celebrates a goal against Racing Santander with his Real Madrid team-mates

Photo: Reuters

Cristiano Ronaldo headed Madrid into an early lead before Racing had defender Domingo Cisma sent off six minutes before the break for a second yellow card.

Karim Benzema doubled the lead right on the stroke of half-time when his effort was deflected over the line by Racing defender Bernardo under pressure from Sergio Ramos.

The home team looked comfortable throughout the second period and netted the third goal, and the best of the night, in the 73rd minute.

Fit-again Di María, just 10 minutes after replacing Mesut Özil, fired in a superb curling effort from the edge of the area which Racing goalkeeper Toño got a hand to but could not keep out.

Benzema made it 4-0 late on with a deflected shot to keep the Spanish giants on course for the title.


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