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Muntari plays as Milan end Real Madrid winning run

Muntari vs Real MadridSulley Ali Muntari was in football action on Tuesday for his Italian club AC Milan despite the winter break for the Italian Serie A.

The Ghanaian and his international team-mate Michael Essien were named in the squad for AC Milan against UEFA Champions League and World Club Cup Champions Real Madrid in a mouthwatering friendly.

Muntari and his Milan side immerged winners in the clash between the European giants as they beat the Spanish club in the six-goal thriller.

Jeremy Menez pounced on a poor back pass from Nacho to give AC Milan the lead in the game.

Stephan El Shaarawy put Milan 2-0 up before World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo pulled one back for Real Madrid.

El Shaarawy grabbed his brace after the first half interval to give Milan their two-goal advantage again before substitute Giampaolo Pazzini made it 4-1 in favour of the Italian club.

Karim Benzema pulled on back from the penalty spot late on in the game with AC Milan running away with a 4-2 victory.

Sulley Muntari was replaced by Hachim Mastour in the 76 minute of the game with Michael Essien not getting a chance from the substitute bench.

Real Madrid went into the game with a 22 straight wins from games in all competition. Milan ended the record despite the game being a friendly.

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