Real Madrid win five trophies in a calendar year for first time

Real Madrid win five trophies in a calendar year for first time

Real Madrid win five trophies in a calendar year for first time

Ballon d'Or victor Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale were both on target in Wednesday's semi-final win over Al Jazira, at Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Sports City.

That timid approach allowed Madrid to cruise to victory in the final, and in the process make history.

Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane believes that Real Madrid must grind hard to win the Club World Cup and should not expect to win it on reputation. "We are going home to relax, and then turn our attentions to El Clasico".

"We played the match well and we started with intensity". In the first half, their ball possession was 74 percent.

In total Madrid had 18 shots on goal in the first half, but were shocked four minutes before the break when the hosts caught the Real defense cold on the counter-attack. He was got hurt at the beginning but though the 30 years old United Arab Emirate goalkeeper continued his play.

However, 2017 Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo fired home the only goal of the game with a low free kick in the 53rd minute to hand the Spanish European champions the lead. Luca Modric made a pass and defender failed to stop that so, the five time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo went to the box with the ball and made a conakry shot and got the most demanded goal. Bale took a feed from the right side from forward Lucas Vazquez.

Despite dominating throughout, Madrid trailed at half-time to Romarinho's opener in a match also marred by use of the video assistant referee (VAR) that ruled out a goal for both sides.

The Portuguese was the La Liga giants' leading light on Saturday, scoring the winning goal as they beat Gremio in the Club World Cup final.

Gremio qualified for the final by defeating Mexico's Pachuca 1-0 in the tournament's semi-final on Tuesday, December 12.

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