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They say that there is no bad fifth and in the sky of Morocco before more than 30,000 spectators present at the Moulay Abdellah Stadium, the Real Madrid was proclaimed champion of the Club World Cup for the fifth time after defeating its counterpart from Al Hilal in a historic final that had never had such a bulky score.
In low hours after the Qatar 2022 World Cup, those led by Carlo Ancelotti dominated different sections of the game with good play despite the inaccuracies.
In the first half, the goals from Vinicius Jr. and Federico Valverde confirmed Real Madrid’s football monologue. However, in a play after a loss, the Spanish defended the position poorly and in a one-on-one against Lunin, Moussa Marega discounted for the Saudi Arabian squad.
In the second half, the Spaniards brought out their quality like tenors in an orchestra and after a beautifully made play by Vinicius on the wing, Karim Benzema sealed the third goal. Four minutes later, at 54′, Fede Valverde and Dani Carvajal combined for the other sector and the South American scored his 11th goal of the season.
Back and forth clash, with vertigo and dynamism that was reflected on the scoreboard. At minute 63, the Argentine Luciano Vietto neatly desecrated the nets of the whites and put the second for the Arab team.
The fifth goal of the fifth Club World Cup for Real Madrid originated from Vinicius’ feet after he passed between three players and gave the ball to Dani Ceballos, who in a long cut, left it served for the Brazilian to add his shout 16 in the campaign.
Never before in the final of this tournament had there been such a bulky score and again Vietto made mischief in the Madrid area to score the third for Al Hilal and the second in his personal tally.
No one in history had won this competition known in the past as the Intercontinental Cup five times. Before the format change, the whites had triumphed thirteen times (1960, 1998 and 2022). Already with the Club World Cup label, the meringues have been crowned in the editions of (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2023).
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