Real Madrid has again proven that they are the best club side in the world, as they claimed their third straight FIFA Club World Cup title with a 4-1 victory over hosts Al Ain from United Arab Emirate.
The Spanish team might not be doing well in the domestic league, but are proven that they are still capable of repeating what they have somehow been used to, which is winning trophies in Europe and in the world with this win.
Real Madrid kicked off the final at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi against Al Ain of UAE, with Ballon d’Or winner, Luka Modric opening the scoring for Los Blancos with a sensational strike, and Marcos Llorente, a Sergio Ramos header and a late Al Ain own goal in the second half to earn Real their fourth Club World Cup title.
Real Madrid had a lineup that beat Japanese side, Kashima Antlers 3-1 on Wednesday, which was:
Courtois; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Marcos Llorente, Modric, Kroos, Lucas, Bale, Benzema.
Al Ain did their best, and created some chances, as Real Madrid showed glimpses of why they have struggled in the domestic league, with some defensive errors, that Al Ain failed to make them pay. But in all, the class of Real Madrid was just much for the Gulf club, as they ran home with yet another club world cup.
..congratulations to coach Santiago Solari and Real Madrid for their win…
Bale was awarded the best player of the tournament, as the Welshman was rewarded for his efforts in the tournament by being given the Golden Ball prize after the final against Al Ain.
Caio of Al Ain took second place and River Plate’s Rafael Santos Borre was third.
The wins makes it seven Club world cup for Real Madrid, after winning in 1960, 1998 and 2002, before winning the 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions of the Club World Cup.AC Milan, with four, are the closest challengers to Los Blancos in terms of world titles, while rivals Barcelona have three