Teams from LaLiga Santander have been sweeping all before them on the international stage. Real Madrid are the latest side to make their mark, having beaten Brazil’s Gremio 1-0 in Abu Dhabi to secure a second consecutive FIFA Club World Cup title. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the game’s only goal to clinch a sixth world club title.
Zinedine Zidane’s side won the competition last year when they defeated Japan’s Kashima Antlers 4-2 after extra-time in Yokohama. Two years previously, they defeated Argentina’s San Lorenzo 2-0 in Morocco. FC Barcelona won the competition in 2015, when Luis Enrique’s team triumphed against another Argentine side River Plate 3-0, thanks to goals from Messi and Luis Suarez (2).