Real Madrid eased to a 4-1 win over Al Ain to claim a fourth Club World Cup on Saturday.
Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric and Marcos Llorente scored from outside the area, and Sergio Ramos added a late goal to lead the European champions to the world title.
Madrid, who have won the last three Champions Leagues, also won the Club World Cup in 2014, 2016, and 2017.
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The Real Madrid club song plays around the Sheikh Zayed Stadium as they celebrate their third consecutive Club World Cup title.
Luka Modric’s superb curling effort but the Spanish side ahead in the first half, before Marcos Llorente added another stunner.
Tsukasa Shiotani did register a goal for Al Ain in between further strikes from Sergio Ramos and an own goal from Yahia Nader.
It’s Real Madrid’s trophy once again!
90 min: Real Madrid 3-1 Al Ain
We’re into four minutes of added time here in Abu Dhabi. It’s only a matter of time before Real Madrid make Club World Cup history.
75 min: Real Madrid 2-0 Al Ain
A little complacency has set in for Real Madrid at both ends of the pitch.
Karim Benzema and Ceballos have overhit simple passes which could have seen a third goal.
At the other end, Caio goes clean through, but Thibaut Courtois comes to the Spanish side’s rescue with a block more reminiscent of Sergio Ramos, before Yaslam fires over the following opportunity.
66 min: Real Madrid 2-0 Al Ain
Karim Benzema has certainly been frustrated in front of goal tonight, but Gareth Bale hasn’t fared much better.
The former Spurs man is played in again, but on the angle he is once again denied by Eissa.
64 min: Real Madrid 2-0 Al Ain
The second goal, unlike the first, seems to have woken the UAE side up a bit.
Caio has certainly started to look a little livelier, and he sees one of his efforts deflected behind.
57 min: Real Madrid 1-0 Al Ain
The UAE side have really lost the sort of attacking threat they posed in the opening exchanges, and this is just the latest example of this.
Rayan Yaslam receives the ball in a good area and goes to curl the ball into the top corner. The shot however ends up going out for a throw in.
54 min: Real Madrid 1-0 Al Ain
It’s just not happening for Karim Benzema today. He is well found by Gareth Bale but he rather skews his volley into the ground.
Wasn’t far wide mind.
51 min: Real Madrid 1-0 Al Ain
Bale tries to recreate his unbelievable goal in last season’s Champions League final, and it very nearly comes off again.
Luka Modric breaks the Al Ain defence, and after Lucas Vazquez’s effort is headed up into the air by the Al Ain defence, the Welshman tries the spectacular that goes just over the bar this time.
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