Ronaldo fires Real Madrid to Club World Cup glory

Ali Mabkhout is marked by Marcelo during the Club World Cup semi-final

Ali Mabkhout is marked by Marcelo during the Club World Cup semi-final

Today's victory means that Real Madrid, managed by FIFA World Cup victor Zinedine Zidane, are the only team to ever defend the FIFA Club World Cup and have also now equalled FC Barcelona's record of three titles.

"In the second-half, I started to feel a little exhausted". "You want to have an impact when you come on as a sub, but the most important thing is that we've won and we're in the final".

After missing out at the weekend, Casemiro and Isco are expected to feature on Wednesday when Real take on local side Al Jazira, who have already dealt with Oceania's Auckland City and Asian champions Urawa Red Diamonds to reach the last four.

Bale was making only his second substitute appearance since September due to a series of muscle injuries.

"But today I trained with no problem".

Madrid never looked like slipping up against the South American champions, dominating from start to finish in Abu Dhabi.

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Madrid scored five in the first half against Sevilla on Saturday and could easily have had another handful but for some exceptional goalkeeping from Ali Khaseif.

In 65th and 69th minutes of the game, Karim Benzema made a couple of shots but that were hitted by the post.

Al Jazira qualified as hosts after winning the UAE Pro-League last season, while Real Madrid enter the tournament as last season's victor from the Champions League.

"I don't like it to be honest", added Bale on the use of VAR.

"I am not the one who runs the club, that is for those in charge".

However, this time VAR came to Madrid's rescue, as Mbark Boussoufa was offside by the finest of margins before slotting home.

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