Soccer superstars whip up frenzy
MELBOURNE sports fans have started moving to a Spanish beat with the arrival of European soccer power Real Madrid ahead of a historic tournament at the MCG.
The Spanish giants who earn combined wages of more than $ 200 million have whipped up a soccer frenzy since hitting town and yesterday wasted no time brushing up their sublime skills.
Hours after touching down in Melbourne the team took to AAMI Park for a closed session with megastar Cristiano Ronaldo in the thick of the action.
As excitement builds for the first of three International Champions Cup matches starting on Saturday, ticket sales yesterday surpassed 200,000 and fans were urged to get in quick to secure their seats.
Supporters will have to wait until Friday before they get a proper glimpse of the team at an open training session at the MCG from 10.30am.
DOWN UNDER: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid trains in Melbourne.