Everton In LA Meeting With Ancelotti's Real Madrid: On This Day

Everton secured a safe passage through to the group stage of the Europa League with a 1-0 victory over MFK Ružomberok ON THIS DAY in 2017.

The Blues only took a one-goal advantage to Slovakia for the second leg of the qualifier and the tie wasn’t sealed until 10 minutes from the end when Dominic Calvert-Lewin calmed the nerves with a neat finish.

Calvert-Lewin had replaced Sandro Ramirez 11 minutes earlier and he ran onto a perfectly-threaded through pass from Davy Klaassen to score.

The match was Jordan Pickford’s first for Everton following his £30millon move from Sunderland.


As many as 60,000 fans saw Everton draw 0-0 with Manchester United ON THIS DAY in 2016.

The fixture was a testimonial for Wayne Rooney but, unfortunately, it was a rather drab affair with few goalscoring opportunities for either side.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was playing his first game at Old Trafford for Manchester United but not even the revered Swede could spark an uneventful contest into life.


Everton were in Los Angeles ON THIS DAY in 2013 for a game against Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid.

It was the Blues’ second outing in the International Champions Cup, having already beaten Juventus on penalties in San Francisco.

The venue was the spectacular LA Dodgers baseball stadium and Real took the lead in the 17th minute when Cristiano Ronaldo slotted the ball past Tim Howard.

Sylvain Distin then had what looked like a perfectly legitimate headed goal ruled out for an infringement, before Mezut Ozil doubled Real's lead on the half hour.

Nikica Jelavic netted for Everton in the second half but the Spanish giants held on for victory.

Ancelotti had taken the reins at Real the previous month, replacing Jose Mourinho.