Real Madrid win Club World Cup final against Gremio

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Real Madrid become the first team to win back to back Club World Cup titles after beating Gremio 1-0 in the final at Abu Dhabi. Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the winner for Real, with 41,094 fans in attendance for the final clash.

Gareth Bale, scorer of the winner that saw Real edge Al Jazira in the semifinals, came off the bench in the 79th minute as a substitute for Karim Benzema. Lucas coming on for Isco was the other sub employed by Real manager Zinedine Zidane, who adds another trophy to his burgeoning cabinet. Continue reading

Gareth Bale goal vs Al Jazira Club World Cup Semifinal | Beautiful Marcelo pass

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Gareth Bale scored the winner for Real Madrid as they beat Al Jazira in their Club World Cup semifinal at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The home side lead 1-0 thanks to Romarinho’s 41st minute effort, but second half strikes from Cristiano Ronaldo (53) and Bale (81) sealed Real’s spot in the final.

Check out Marcelo’s beautiful pass in the leadup to the goal- a classy one from one of the world’s best left backs Continue reading

Real Madrid to face Paris SG in Champions League Round of 16

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A mouth watering tie awaits football enthusiasts, with Real Madrid drawn against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League Round of 16. Real finished second behind Tottenham Hotspur in their group, while PSG sailed through theirs, and even an MD6 loss at the hands of Bayern did not prevent the Parisians from topping their group ahead of the Bavarian giants.

The other two Spanish sides left in the Round of 16- Sevilla and Barcelona, have both drawn English opposition, with the duo set to face Manchester United and Chelsea respectively. Continue reading

Real Madrid’s Copa Del Rey Round of 16 opponents confirmed

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Real Madrid have been drawn against Numancia in the Round of 16 of the Spanish Kings Cup. Los Blancos will face the Spanish second division team after beating Fuenbralada 4-2 on aggregate in the previous round. The second leg of the Cup tie against Fuenbralada was the one in which Gareth Bale made his return for Real, creating both goals for the home side. Numancia beat Malaga 3-2 on aggregate in the Round of 32.

The first leg will be played at Estadio Los Pajaritos, with the second at the Bernabeu.

Other notable Round of 16 ties Continue reading