4 Aug 2008

Arsenal beat Real Madrid in Emirates Cup tournament

12:09 pm on 4 August 2008

Arsenal has beaten Real Madrid 1-0 in the pre-season Emirates Cup football tournament.

But for the Spanish side the biggest concern wasn't the loss but an injury to midfielder Wesley Sneijder.

Dutch playmaker Sneijder left the field on a stretcher after an hour following a heavy challenge by Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby. Sneijder had his head in his hands as he was carried off with what looked like a knee injury.

Arsenal won the match with a 49th-minute penalty by Emmanuel Adebayor after Michel Salgado fouled Robin van Persie.

Earlier, Hamburg SV defeated Juventus 3-0, a victory that secured them first place in the four-team tournament.

Peru striker Jose Guerrero opened the scoring from close range after 19 minutes before Croatia forward Ivica Olic gave the scoreline an emphatic sheen with two goals in injury time.