Real Madrid reach World Club Cup final

Dec 15, 2017, 01:32
Real Madrid reach World Club Cup final

Tens of thousands of fans descended on Zayed Sports City stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday evening for what was billed as the biggest match in UAE club football history. "It's obviously a pleasure to play it because you can only do it if you've won the Champions League".

Zinedine Zidane maintains Karim Benzema had a "very good" Club World Cup semi-final, despite his misses, and "won't ask" Real Madrid for another striker.

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Al Jazira then came close to being TWO goals up against the European champions.

However, traces of the Madrid that swept aside the likes of Bayern Munich, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Manchester United and Barcelona in the spring and summer were back as Real hit five past Sevilla before half-time in a 5-0 rout on Saturday.

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Al Jazira: Ali Khaseif 9 (out of 10), Salim Rashid 6, Mohamed Ayed 7, Musallem Fayez 7, Mohamad Al Attas 6, Yaqoub Al Hosani 6, Fares Juma 6, Khalifa Mubarak 6, Mbark Boussoufa 7, Ali Mabkhout 8, Romarinho 7. Words can not express how happy we are as fans to see our team play Real Madrid. "We are improving in every sense", said Zidane after thrashing Sevilla. "They reinforce the value of sport and engender significant national pride".

Both teams having been levelled early in the second half, substitute Gareth Bale scored the winning goal with his first touch to send Real to the FIFA Club World Cup final. The victor, scored by super sub Gareth Bale, sealed the end of the dream for Al Jazira.

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