Club World Cup final: Real Madrid 2-0 San Lorenzo

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale scores for his side against San Lorenzo
Gareth Bale has scored 13 goals for Real Madrid so far this season

Real Madrid won their fourth trophy of 2014 by defeating Argentina's South American champions San Lorenzo in the Club World Cup final in Morocco.

The Champions League, Copa del Rey and European Super Cup holders took the lead through a Sergio Ramos header.

A goalkeeping error allowed Gareth Bale to add a second when the Welshman's shot squirmed under Sebastian Torrico.

Real were rarely troubled and extended their Spanish record with a 22nd consecutive win in all competitions.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti had signalled Real's intent at capturing another piece of silverware by sending out a strong line-up including the likes of Cristiano Ronalda, Bale, James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema.

However, while the Spanish side were initially frustrated by defence-minded Argentine opponents, Ramos made the breakthrough for Real.

A swift counter-attack led by Benzema ended in a Bale shot being parried wide by keeper Torrico and, from the resulting corner, Ramos nodded in a Toni Kroos delivery.

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos heads his side in front against San Lorenzo
Sergio Ramos has scored more goals than any other La Liga defender in 2014 (all competitions)

The emphasis was on San Lorenzo to take the initiative in search of a leveller but, instead, coach Edgardo Bauza's side fell further behind after a goalkeeping error.

Real Madrid midfielders Kroos and Isco expertly dictated play and when the latter found Bale his shot went under the body of Torrico.

San Lorenzo, like other South American sides, place a high degree of importance on the Club World Cup but they struggled to make any impact on the match as they were outplayed and outclassed in Marrakech.

Iker Casillas had one of his quieter games, but he did have to get down low to save an Emmanuel Mas left-foot shot and parry a late Juan Mercier strike as Real comfortably closed out the win.

They did not even need talisman Ronaldo to shine as the Portuguese struggled to impose himself, with his closest effort coming with a header straight at Torrico.

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo failed to add to his 32 club goals so far this season

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