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SÁB 22.12.2018 | NEWS

Real Madrid claim fourth Club World Cup crown

The LaLiga Santander outfit make history after becoming the first-ever club to capture the world title for a third successive year following their 4-1 romp over United Arab Emirates side Al Ain, courtesy of strikes from Modric, Llorente, Ramos and an own goal.

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SÁB 22.12.2018

This Saturday saw the LaLiga Santander outfit make history after becoming the first-ever club to capture the world title for a third successive year following their 4-1 romp over United Arab Emirates side Al Ain, courtesy of strikes from Modric, Llorente, Ramos and an own goal. Real Madrid continue to enhance their standing on the global stage after today clinching their fourth Club World Cup crown - and third in the last three years - following a 4-1 win over Al Ain FC in Abu Dhabi. This latest triumph sees Los Blancos move clear of three-time winners FC Barcelona to become the tournament's most decorated team.

Ballon d'Or winner Luka Modric set Madrid on their way with a sumptuous curling effort from the edge of the area which nestled just inside the post, before Marcos Llorente doubled the Madrilenians' advantage with a stunning half-volley in the 60th minute. As the contest headed into its final stages, Sergio Ramos glanced home from a corner to put the result beyond all doubt. Despite Al Ain then reducing the arrears with a header from a free-kick, Santiago Solari's men rounded off the scoring after an Al Ain defender contrived to divert the ball into his own net.

This success, which sees the Argentine boss secure his first piece of silverware at the Madrid helm, means that LaLiga Santander clubs have now reigned supreme in each of the last five editions of the competition. Real Madrid prevailed in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018, whilst Barcelona tasted glory in 2015.

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