Sami Khedira scored a goal with his face, did not enjoy it

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Real Madrid beat Santos Laguna in a Las Vegas friendly on Sunday and the winning goal was scored in a way that Sami Khedira did not particularly enjoy. With La Liga champions and the Liga MX Clausura winners even at 1-1 in the second half, Karim Benzema took a shot off a corner kick that was deflected by the Santos Laguna keeper right into Khedira's face and back into the net.

Real Madrid celebrated while Khedira clutched his throbbing face. He eventually cracked a smile and Madrid held on for the 2-1 win, but Khedira probably would've preferred to save the face goals for the Champions League.

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