Real Madrid win FIFA Club World Cup

Real Madrid win FIFA Club World Cup

Real Madrid defeated Al-Hilal in a thrilling eight-goal Fifa Club World Cup final in Rabat to win the trophy for the fifth time in a row.

Real Madrid took a 2-0 lead thanks to Vinicius Jr and Federico Valverde, and Moussa Marega gave Al-Hilal hope before Vinicius set up Karim Benzema’s goal.

Before Vinicius’ second goal, Valverde and Luciano Vietto both scored.

Vietto swivelled in the box before shooting in a second to make it 5-3, but Al-Hilal never looked like responding.

From 2014 to 2018, Carlo Ancelotti’s Real added to their four trophies, ensuring European teams have won the previous ten editions of the event.

They had beaten Egyptian team Al Ahly 4-1 in the semi-finals, which is always the round in which the European champions enter the tournament.

Asian champions Al-Hilal, who are managed by former Oxford United boss Ramon Diaz, beat Brazilians Flamengo in the semis to become the first Saudi team to reach the final.

But despite the double from former Fulham striker Vietto they could not become the first Asian team to lift the trophy.

Chelsea won last year’s final but were not able to defend it as only reigning continental champions – and champions of the host country – are invited.