Real Madrid lift the Club World Cup after beating Al Ain in the final

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Real Madrid won the Club World Cup for a third consecutive year, and record fourth in total, by beating Abu Dhabi side Al Ain in the final.

Luka Modric scored the opening goal from Karim Benzema’s pass.

Marcos Llorente doubled the Spanish’s giant lead – scoring his first professional goal with a stunning 25-yard half-volley and Sergio Ramos headed in the third from Modric’s corner.

Tsukasa Shiotani nodded in for Al Ain before Yahya Nader‘s own goal.

“Midfielder Toni Kroos has won five of the past six Club World Cups – in 2013 with Bayern Munich and 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 with the Spanish side” (BBC Sports). Real Madrid now hold the record for most victories in the competition, moving one clear of Spanish rivals Barcelona.

Earlier, Copa Libertadores winners River Plate won the third-place play-off by beating Asian champions Kashima Antlers 4-0.

 

 

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