Real Madrid Edge Gremio 1-0 in FIFA Club World Cup Final

Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Real Madrid

So, Real Madrid jumped to the final by beating Al Jazira.

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.

The Spanish giants scraped past their UAE opponents 2-1 thanks to a late goal - the substitute scoring with his first touch after coming on in place of Karim Benzema. "I didn't expect to match Del Bosque, but I have to congratulate the players because what they're doing isn't easy".

The first-choice goalkeeper was forced off only six minutes into the second half but performed heroics to keep Real out during the opening period. They carried out a series of possession and pressing exercises, shots and goal and games on reduced-size pitches. He was got hurt at the beginning but though the 30 years old United Arab Emirate goalkeeper continued his play.

Then it was time for Cristiano Ronaldo to get going. The forward found Bale straight on, about 10 yards in front of the goal. "We want to give our all and try and lift this trophy", Luan, who won the Olympic Medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with Brazil, told press on Friday.

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has once again written his name in the history books, this time at the FIFA Club World Cup for breaking a record jointly held by Lionel Messi, among others. Just two minutes after a shot of Marco Asensio went outside of the cross bar.

Gremio qualified for the final by defeating Mexico's Pachuca 1-0 in the tournament's semi-final on Tuesday, December 12.

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