Robbie Keane scores two in Concacaf Champions League opener

The Republic of Ireland international struck twice to send Galaxy to the top of their group and admitted that it was "nice" to score the goals
Robbie Keane followed up his hat-trick against Real Salt Lake at the weekend with two goals in LA Galaxy's 2-0 Concacaf Champions League victory over CS Cartagines.

The Republic of Ireland captain struck in the 66th and 93rd minute to ensure victory over the Costa Rican side and send the MLS side to the top of Group Eight of the competition. Speaking after the game, Keane said that it was "nice" to get the goals in a competition where goal-difference can prove decisive.

"It was a good performance," Keane told reporters. "It wasn't a convincing performance but we played well enough to certainly win the game. It's always nice to get a couple of goals because goal difference is very important in this [competition.]"

Keane's two goals were supplied by strike-partner Landon Donovan, and the United States international heaped praise upon the 33-year-old, saying that he made his job "easy".

"He's a good player. He makes it easy for me," said Donovan after the victory. "So I know if I put the ball in the right spot more often than not he's going to score and I know if I make the right runs more often than not he's going to get me the ball so it makes it real easy."

LA Galaxy's next game sees them return to league action as they take on Vancouver in MLS on Saturday August 24.