Real Madrid beat Al-Hilal to win the FIFA Club World Cup


Real Madrid beat Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal 5-3 in the Fifa Club World Cup final in Rabat, Morocco to win the trophy for a record-extending fifth time.

The Los Blancos secure a fifth world title, their first since 2018, as Carlo Ancelotti wins the tournament for the second time in Madrid.

Real Madrid’s young stars Vinicius Junior and Federico Valverde each scored a brace in the Saturday’s final.

Vinicius Jr and Federico Valverde put the European champions 2-0 up and Moussa Marega gave Al-Hilal hope before Vinicius set up Karim Benzema’s goal.Valverde netted again and Luciano Vietto scored before Vinicius’ second.

Vietto swivelled in the box before firing in a second to make it 5-3, but Al-Hilal rarely looked like coming back.

Real defeated African champions Al Ahly 4-1 in the semi-finals, while Asian champions Al-Hilal beat Brazilians Flamengo in the semis to become the first Saudi team to reach the final.

Success in Morocco seals a first title of the season for Real Madrid after losing out in the Spanish Supercopa final.Mainwhile, world football governing body Fifa plans to change the format of the tournament from June 2025 to feature 32 teams and be held every four years.

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