On Saturday, Real Madrid dismantled Al Ain to claim a third straight Club World Cup title in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. A 4-1 win victory clearly showed that Real Madrid had little trouble in knocking out Al Ain aside. Although Real Madrid did struggle in quite many matches, a final comeback against Wellington team with 3-0 did make them confident enough to nail down the next with a whopping score difference. Before the final face-off, Real Madrid has emerged victoriously against River Plate.
Real Madrid has clearly raised their bars with a record four Club World Cup titles, arising a notch higher from their arch-rivals Barcelona who spirited great amount of action on Saturday at La Liga.
“Today they added a finishing touch with the third consecutive Club World Cup, which I think is a great feat for the club, of course for Real Madrid and this group of players in particular.” said Real coach Santiago Solari.
“These players deserve it. They’re here after working very hard and winning many trophies,” Solari further added.
Solari dismissed the rumors of his suspension after former Manchester United’s coach Jose Mourinho was sacked.
Ballon d’Or winner Modric pushed the Spanish Champions a step closer in the 14th-minute lead. Later Marcos’s incredible volley added a feather to Madrid which was later turned into wings with Sergio Ramos’ third and Madrid managed to fly back with the Cup after Tsukasa Shiotani’s last-minute goal.
“This is what we expected from ourselves, what we have been working on every week,” said Llorente after scoring his first goal for the club. “It’s my first for the senior team, and what could be better than in this final.”
Although Al Ain started their final campaign like a real opponent and took the lead right from the beginning when Sweden striker Marcus Berg cued the ball across goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.