Real Madrid ease into Club World Cup final

Madrid will face Japanese side, Kashima Antlers in Sunday's final

BY Raf Diallo 15:22 Thursday 15 December 2016, 15:22 15 Dec 2016

Picture by Shizuo Kambayashi AP/Press Association Images

Real Madrid have beaten Club America 2-0 in the FIFA World Club Cup semi final in Japan.

Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo scored the goals to ease past the Mexican side.

Madrid will face Japanese side, Kashima Antlers in Sunday's final.

Benzema converted from a Toni Kroos pass in first half stoppage time.

And in second half stoppage time, Ronaldo sealed the win, although it required video assistance for it to be confirmed by the referee Enrique Caceres.

That was Ronaldo's 500th career goal at club level.

It isn't the first time that technology has been used during the tournament.

On Wednesday, it was used in the other semi-final between Kashima Antlers of Japan and Colombia's Atletico Nacional as a referee was able to use video technology to award a penalty kick after a player was alleged to have been tripped in the box.

Real Madrid will be aiming for a second FIFA Club World Cup, having won the tournament in 2014.

Their La Liga rivals Barcelona have won a record three titles.

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