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World champions downed in Dubai

Stephan El Shaarawy scored twice as AC Milan defeated Real Madrid 4-2 in Tuesday's mid-season friendly in Dubai.

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 Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti coming up against his former employers.

Jeremy Menez opened the scoring for Milan, taking advantage of an error from Real defender Nacho to coolly convert.

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.

Milan looked 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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