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  1. Real Madrid competing as Uefa Champions League winners
  2. Japan's Kashima Antlers won Asian Champions League
  3. Madrid looking to secure third consecutive title
  4. Real face UAE's Al Ain in Saturday's final
  5. Match taking place at Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

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  2. Bale hat-trick sees Real to World final - read the report

    Kashima Antlers 1-3 Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale

    Gareth Bale scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Kashima Antlers to set up a Club World Cup final against Al Ain, of the United Arab Emirates, on Saturday.

    Wales forward Bale scored the opening goal in Abu Dhabi via the post after a one-two with Marcelo. He tapped his second into an empty net after a defensive error and two minutes later blasted a third from a tight angle from another Marcelo pass.

    Shoma Doi pulled one back for the Asian champions.

    Bale, who has now scored six goals in five Club World Cup games, had been a doubt with an ankle injury, and was substituted by boss Santiago Solari just before the hour mark.

    Real Madrid are aiming to win the tournament for a third year in a row. They face Abu Dhabi side Al Ain at the Zayed Sports City Stadium on Saturday (16:30 GMT) - with live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

    Al Ain, who qualified as champions of the host country, shocked Copa Libertadores winners River Plate by winning on penalties in their semi-final.


    Kashima Antlers 1-3 Real Madrid

    Real Madrid have won the Club World Cup for the past two years and are now in Saturday's final, where they meet UAE side Al-Ain.

    Three goals from Gareth Bale gives Real the victory, with Kashima Antlers scoring a late consolation from Shoma Doi.

  4. Post update

    We continue.

  5. Post update

    Four minutes of injury time. Four minutes of injury time, before a pitch invader makes his way on to the pitch to delay us a bit.

  6. Post update

    Kashima Antlers 1-3 Real Madrid

    Real Madrid heading towards Saturday's final against Al-Ain at the moment. Kashima need two goals and need them very quickly.

  7. CLOSE!

    Kashima Antlers 1-3 Real Madrid

    It is Karim Benzema's 31st birthday and he nearly capped it with a birthday goal. However, he shoots inches wide of the far post with a low strike from a tight angle.

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    Kashima Antlers 1-3 Real Madrid

    Hugo Leonardo strikes at goal for Kashima from outside the box. The ball was struck purposefully but Thibaut Courtois never looked like spilling that one.

  9. GOAL - Kashima Antlers 1-3 Real Madrid

    Shoma Doi (Kashima Antlers)

    Shoma Doi shoots under Thibaut Cortouis to put the ball into the net. After a VAR review for a potential offside earlier in the move shows that the Japanese side's players were onside, Kashima have a goal back.

    A consolation or the start of an incredible fightback?

  10. Video Assistant Referee

    Maybe a goal for Kashima. We have a VAR review.

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    Kashima Antlers 0-3 Real Madrid

    Raphael Varane heads behind as Kashima Antlers have a rare corner. But Varane heads it the right way this time to clear the danger.


    Kashima Antlers 0-3 Real Madrid

    Marco Asensio has only been on the pitch for 13 minutes, after replacing hat-trick hero Gareth Bale, but Asensio is now back off again and must be a doubt for the final as he limps off, looking in discomfort. Casemiro is the man who replaces the replacement.

  13. CLOSE!

    Kashima Antlers 0-3 Real Madrid

    We haven't seen much of Kashima Antlers as an attacking force in this second half, but Serginho has had a chance, but pulls his 18-yard strike wide.


    Kashima Antlers 0-3 Real Madrid

    That Lucas Vazquez chance is his last action with Isco coming on for Real Madrid.

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    Kashima Antlers 0-3 Real Madrid

    Lucas Vazquez is clean through on goal, looking for Real's fourth. But he does not know whether to lift it or opt for power and does neither, shooting wastefully into Kwoun's arms.

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    Kashima Antlers 0-3 Real Madrid

    Nearly four. Karim Benzema teases a cross, which would have given Dani Carvajal a tap-in, but Gen Shoji stretches enough to just get a toe to the cross.


    Kashima Antlers 0-3 Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale was an injury doubt for this semi-final but he is the match-winner. He jogs off, uninjured and saved for the final, after scoring a hat-trick in an hour with 22-year-old Marco Asensio coming on in his place.

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    Kashima Antlers 0-3 Real Madrid

    Helles Mammut: I wonder when people will stop doubting Gareth Bale. He carried Wales to the semi-finals of a European Championship and he has scored for Real Madrid in multiple Cup and Champions League finals and at the #ClubWC

    Anarchist: Gareth Bale is a player for big occasions how do you stop #RealMadrid? Unstoppable.

    Do people doubt Bale? Not sure on that one.