Alvaro Morata scores as Real Madrid beat Reims in Bernabeu trophy match
Real Madrid ran out 5-3 winners against Ligue 1 club Reims in the Santiago Bernabeu trophy match -- a friendly -- with Alvaro Morata scoring for the first time since returning to Los Blancos from Juventus.
Toni Kroos' inch-perfect corner kick found Nacho in the center of the penalty area for the Spaniard to head home and bring the hosts back to level terms following Pablo Chavarria's opener for Reims.
Real Madrid doubled their lead in the 39th minute, again from a well-placed Kroos set piece that found Sergio Ramos alone in the area.
Morata, 23, made it 3-1 ahead of the break when he beat his defender to a cross from Marcelo and slotted the ball into the back of the net for a 3-1 half-time advantage.
Reims made things entertaining in the second half with Remi Oudin and Grejohn Kyei goals balancing out further strikes from Real's James Rodriguez and Mariano for the 5-3 final.
Real Madrid begin their Primera Division campaign with a trip to Real Sociedad on Aug. 21.