Real Madrid crowned World Club Champions

They beat Kashima Antlers 4-2 after extra time

BY Simon Maguire 16:00 Sunday 18 December 2016, 16:00 18 Dec 2016

Picture by: Francisco Seco / AP/Press Association Images

Real Madrid have been crowned World Club Champions after Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to give them a 4-2 win over Kashima Antlers after extra time.

Karim Benzema gave the Spainish giants an early lead before Gaku Shibasaki scorted twice to give the Japanese side a surprise lead.

Ronaldo scored from the spot on the hour mark to bring the scores level and the match finished 2-2 at full time.

The Portuguese attacker won the trophy for Madrid scoring twice in the first period of added time.

The Spanish side dominated possession and shots on target to become the tenth consecutive European winner of the competition.

Madrid have now gone 37 games unbeaten in all competitions and have now added the world title to their Champions League and European Super Cup triumphs in 2016.

Real are currently top of La Liga by four points over Sevilla with one game in hand. They have a six point cushion over Barcelona.

The win caps a memorable year for manager Zinedine Zidane who took over from Rafael Benitez last January. He has a 77% win rate as manager.


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