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Cruz Azul 0-4 Real Madrid

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Real Madrid score four in Club World Cup

Fifa Club World Cup

Venue:
Marrakech, Morocco
Date:
Saturday, 20 December
Kick-off:
19:30 GMT
Coverage:
Live text commentary of the final on the BBC Sport website

Wales forward Gareth Bale scored as European champions Real Madrid eased into the Club World Cup final with their 21st successive win.

Defender Sergio Ramos headed in Toni Kroos' cross for the opener, before striker Karim Benzema powered in.

The Mexican side missed a penalty just before half-time and Bale's header punished them after the restart.

Isco smashed in the fourth to confirm Madrid's place against San Lorenzo or Auckland City in Saturday's final.

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Watch Cristiano Ronaldo's rabona attempt

Azul provided little resistance to a near full-strength Madrid team which contained Ballon d'Or favourite Cristiano Ronaldo and Bale.

But Carlo Ancelotti's men almost allowed Azul back into the tie shortly after the restart when Ramos brought down Mariano Pavone in the penalty area.

However, Madrid keeper Iker Casillas correctly decided to dive down to his right to push clear Gerardo Torrado's spot-kick.

Surprisingly, Ronaldo, who had scored 10 times in his previous eight matches, had few chances to net his 33th goal of a productive season.

But the Portugal skipper did create the second-half goals for Bale and Isco which confirmed Madrid's place in the final.

Madrid will face either South American champions San Lorenzo or Oceania champions Auckland City, who meet in their semi-final on Wednesday.

Line-ups

Cruz Azul

  • 1Corona
  • 15Flores
  • 3Rodríguez
  • 4Domínguez
  • 2Pinto
  • 27Bernardello
  • 6Torrado
  • 11RojasSubstituted forValadezat 76'minutes
  • 33Formica
  • 10GiménezSubstituted forFabiánat 65'minutes
  • 9PavoneSubstituted forBarreraat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Castro
  • 7Barrera
  • 8Fabián
  • 12Allison
  • 16Chávez
  • 17Loeschbor
  • 18Valadez
  • 19Vela
  • 20Torres
  • 21Báez
  • 23Zurdo Rodríguez
  • 25Gutiérrez

Real Madrid

  • 1Casillas
  • 15Carvajal
  • 3Pepe
  • 4RamosBooked at 39minsSubstituted forVaraneat 64'minutes
  • 12Marcelo
  • 24Illarramendi
  • 8KroosSubstituted forKhediraat 73'minutes
  • 23IscoSubstituted forJeséat 76'minutes
  • 11Bale
  • 9Benzema
  • 7Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 2Varane
  • 5Fábio Coentrão
  • 6Khedira
  • 13Navas
  • 14Hernández
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 18Nacho
  • 20Jesé
  • 25Pacheco
  • 26Medrán
Referee:
Enrique Osses
Attendance:
45,152

Match Stats

Home TeamCruz AzulAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home15
Away20
Shots on Target
Home5
Away13
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Cruz Azul 0, Real Madrid 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cruz Azul 0, Real Madrid 4.

Attempt missed. Jesé (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

Mauro Formica (Cruz Azul) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Hernán Bernardello (Cruz Azul).

Attempt missed. Pablo Barrera (Cruz Azul) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Gerardo Torrado.

Attempt missed. Ismael Valadez (Cruz Azul) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Pablo Barrera with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Marco Fabián (Cruz Azul) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gerardo Flores.

Foul by Pepe (Real Madrid).

Fausto Pinto (Cruz Azul) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Sami Khedira (Real Madrid) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Jesé with a cross.

Jesé (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gerardo Flores (Cruz Azul).

Attempt missed. Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gareth Bale with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Gerardo Torrado.

Attempt saved. Mauro Formica (Cruz Azul) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gerardo Torrado.

Attempt missed. Gerardo Flores (Cruz Azul) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mauro Formica with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Cruz Azul. Conceded by Daniel Carvajal.

Foul by Jesé (Real Madrid).

Hernán Bernardello (Cruz Azul) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cruz Azul. Ismael Valadez replaces Joao Rojas.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Jesé replaces Isco.

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marco Fabián (Cruz Azul).

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Sami Khedira replaces Toni Kroos.

Goal!

Goal! Cruz Azul 0, Real Madrid 4. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Attempt saved. Mauro Formica (Cruz Azul) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hernán Bernardello with a cross.

Attempt saved. Pablo Barrera (Cruz Azul) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mauro Formica.

Attempt saved. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Hernán Bernardello (Cruz Azul).

Foul by Karim Benzema (Real Madrid).

Fausto Pinto (Cruz Azul) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Pablo Barrera (Cruz Azul) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Maza.

Substitution

Substitution, Cruz Azul. Pablo Barrera replaces Mariano Pavone.

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