Modric caps dream year with Club title

Ream Madrid secured a fourth Club World Cup title by beating Al Ain

Madrid's second goal was scored by Marcos Llorente, who broke a 71-game wait for his first goal as a professional footballer with a 20-yard half-volley.

After a promising start from the Emirati champions, Ballon d'Or victor Luka Modric put Madrid ahead in the 14th minute.

Luka Modric, Marcos Llorente and Sergio Ramos scored the three goals for Real Madrid for them to become champions of the world for the third consecutive time. Madrid, which has won the last three Champions Leagues, has also won the last three Club World Cups.

In its current format, Real Madrid have won each of the four Club World Cup finals they have played in.

Tsukasa Shiotani's goal was only a consolation for the home side.

Al-Ain started brightly and came close to taking a shock lead when Sweden global striker Marcus Berg could only prod the ball into the gloves of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Benzema then failed to make the most of a good opportunity as he fired over, before Eisa did well to tip over a Bale header and save a Modric volley.

Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring his side's third goal in the decider
KAMRAN JEBREILI APSergio Ramos celebrates after scoring his side's third goal in the decider

In doing so, the LaLiga giants have now claimed a fourth Club World Cup title in the past five years. Bale, scorer of a hat-trick in the semi-final victory over Kashima Antlers, nearly made it 2-0 in spectacular fashion shortly after the break, sending the ball just over with an overhead kick, and moments later a Benzema shot bounced wide.

Ronaldo left Madrid for Juventus and has had an outstanding debut season in the Serie A as he continues to set the pace and new records in Europe.

'We're very happy, these players deserve this, ' said Real coach Santiago Solari after winning his first piece of silverware since replacing Julen Lopetegui in the dugout in October.

Earlier, River Plate beat Asian champions Kashima Antlers 4-0 for third place.

Real Madrid on Sunday expressed its condolences to the families of the victims of a tsunami that has hit Indonesia, killing at least 168 people and injuring 745 others.

"Everyone tells me I have to shoot more, although I usually prefer to pass", Modric said to Real Madrid TV.

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