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Real Madrid 2-0 San Lorenzo

By Mandeep SangheraBBC Sport
Real Madrid 2-0 San Lorenzo: Bale scores in Club World Cup win

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.

The victory also provided the Bernabeu outfit with their first win in the competition in its current guise, although they won its predecessor - the Intercontinental Cup - three times.

Gareth Bale
Bale has now scored in Real's Copa del Rey, Champions League and Club World Cup final wins

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 Ronaldo, 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.

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 - making his 700th appearance for Real - 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 his side 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.

Earlier, Auckland City from New Zealand won the third-place play-off after beating Mexican side Cruz Azul on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

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)
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale scores for his side against San Lorenzo
Gareth Bale has scored 13 goals for Real Madrid in 2014-15
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo failed to add to his 32 club goals so far this season

Line-ups

Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Casillas
  • 15CarvajalBooked at 30minsSubstituted forArbeloaat 73'minutes
  • 3Pepe
  • 4RamosBooked at 22minsSubstituted forVaraneat 89'minutes
  • 12MarceloSubstituted forda Silva Coentrãoat 44'minutes
  • 23Isco
  • 8Kroos
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 11Bale
  • 9Benzema
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 2Varane
  • 5da Silva Coentrão
  • 6Khedira
  • 13Navas
  • 14Hernández
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 18Nacho
  • 20Rodríguez Ruiz
  • 24Illarramendi
  • 25Pacheco
  • 26Medrán

San Lorenzo

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Torrico
  • 7BuffariniBooked at 55mins
  • 14KannemannBooked at 85mins
  • 3YepesSubstituted forCettoat 61'minutes
  • 21Más
  • 20OrtigozaBooked at 12mins
  • 5Mercier
  • 30VerónSubstituted forRomagnoliat 57'minutes
  • 8Kalinski
  • 11BarrientosBooked at 17mins
  • 9CauteruccioSubstituted forMatosat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Neorén Franco
  • 2Cetto
  • 10Romagnoli
  • 13Arias
  • 15Villalba
  • 22Blandi
  • 24Cavallaro
  • 26Matos
  • 27Catalán
  • 29Fontanini
  • 31Quignón
  • 33Devecchi
Referee:
Walter López
Attendance:
38,345

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamSan Lorenzo
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away24

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Real Madrid 2, San Lorenzo 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Real Madrid 2, San Lorenzo 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Fábio Coentrão (Real Madrid).

  4. Post update

    Julio Buffarini (San Lorenzo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Gareth Bale (Real Madrid).

  6. Post update

    Pablo Barrientos (San Lorenzo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Fábio Coentrão with a cross.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Raphael Varane replaces Sergio Ramos.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Julio Buffarini (San Lorenzo) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Enzo Kalinski.

  10. Post update

    Corner, San Lorenzo. Conceded by Iker Casillas.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Juan Mercier (San Lorenzo) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  12. Booking

    Walter Kannemann (San Lorenzo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Walter Kannemann (San Lorenzo).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Leandro Romagnoli (San Lorenzo) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Enzo Kalinski (San Lorenzo) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leandro Romagnoli.

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Pablo Barrientos (San Lorenzo).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).

  19. Post update

    Pablo Barrientos (San Lorenzo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Leandro Romagnoli (San Lorenzo).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 20th December 2014

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