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Real Madrid win record-breaking Club World Cup

24 December 2018

This was the first trophy won by Santiago Solari as Real Madrid boss and Los Blancos' second of 2018. The team is used to repeat success, I enjoy seeing how the players enjoying.

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The Brazilian, 24, excelled for the hosts throughout the tournament, scoring once and registering three assists as his side finished as surprise runners-up to Real Madrid. It was hard for us today, it was our fourth game in 10 days and we didn't have enough power. "We are proud of our achievement, we will be happy and enjoy it".

Goals from Ballon d'Or victor Luka Modric and Marcos Llorente gave Los Blancos a 2-0 lead before Ramos thundered in a trademark header, moving his scoring tally in cup finals to eight.

Yahia Nader put through his own net in injury time as Real comfortably claimed their 11th win in 13 games and a first trophy since Solari took over from the sacked Julen Lopetegui in October.

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Al Ain coach Zoran Mamic said Real were far too good for his side despite creating those early chances which forward Hussein El Shahat squandered, missing the target with one effort and seeing Ramos clear his shot off the line moments later.

A minute later the Champions League winners were in front as Vazquez delivered the ball from the right, Karim Benzema touched it to Modric and the Croatia worldwide curled a shot into the bottom corner from just outside the box.

Marcos Llorente doubled the European champions' lead on the hour-mark with a superb volley from outside the area.

Ramos powered home a Modric corner to make certain of Madrid's victory, celebrating the goal with unused substitute Isco, although Al Ain scored a deserved consolation through Shiotani with four minutes left.

UAE side Al Ain, who had pulled off a great run to reach the final, scored via Tsukasa Shiotani but Real were always playing in second gear.

Real Madrid win record-breaking Club World Cup