Real Madrid have another title to add to their ever-expanding mantle. Making their first appearance in the finals of the 14-year-old tournament, Los Blancos claimed their first Club World Cup by handily beating San Lorenzo 2-0 Saturday in Marrakech.
Goals from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale, along with excellent ball control from Cristiano Ronaldo and the rest of the midfield assured Madrid of their 22nd straight victory in all competitions.
The new hardware should only bolster the confidence of the Spanish Primera leaders as the calendar turns the corner for the second half of the domestic season.
Madrid maintained a 66-34 possession advantage and garnered seven shots on target, whilst holding San Lorenzo to three all evening.
But it it took a bit of time before Madrid could find the weaknesses in San Lorenzo’s defense, until Ramos eventually put them on the board in the 37th minute.
Toni Kroos sailed a fine corner kick into the heart of San Lorenzo’s penalty area, where the defender Ramos levitated and struck his header into the bottom right corner. It was the second goal in as many matches for Ramos.
Later in the 51st minute, Bale and Isco would hook up for the insurance goal. Los Blancos meticulously worked the ball around San Lorenzo’s defense, with Isco slipping a low pass upfield to Bale in the penalty area.
Bale fired a right-footed strike that keeper Sebastian Torrico was able to get in front of, but couldn’t stop from trickling through and into the net.
Check out the two goals below.