Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning goal and will get the plaudits but Luka Modric(8/10)was the best player on the pitch in the Club World Cup final.
Real Madrid defeated Gremio 1-0 to lift the Club World Cup and illustrate just how far ahead European clubs are compared to the rest of the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane both said they would like to resolve the showdown over the Portuguese star's contract.
Real Madrid were pushed by determined Gremio in the Club World Cup final, but Cristiano Ronaldo again made the big moment his, writes Dermot Corrigan.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored from a free kick to help Real Madrid beat Gremio 1-0 to claim the Club World Cup in Saturday's final in Abu Dhabi.
Mexican side Pachuca claimed third place at the Club World Cup with a comprehensive 4-1 win over Al-Jazira.
Trailing Barcelona by eight points ahead of next week's key Clasico, Real Madrid's immediate focus needs to be Gremio and the Club World Cup.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says Saturday's Club World Cup final against Gremio in Abu Dhabi is a 50/50 game.
Underdogs Gremio are not equipped to outplay Real Madrid but if they follow the plan they may have a chance to outscore them in Club World Cup final.
Cristiano Ronaldo was a frustrated figure in the Club World Cup semifinals, with chants of "Messi, Messi, Messi!" hardly helping his cause.
Gareth Bale took his first steps on the road to redemption with his Club World Cup rescue act but can the Real Madrid star fully turn his doubters?
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric says his team's inability to convert their chances was the reason why they "suffered" against Al-Jazira.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale save Real Madrid from an embarrassing defeat to Al-Jazira at the Club World Cup semifinals.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed his side's patience and refused to criticise his misfiring forwards after they struggled past Al Jazira 2-1.
Real Madrid galactico Gareth Bale said it was "great" to score a dramatic late winner in Wednesday's 2-1 Club World Cup semifinal win vs Al Jazira.
Real Madrid reached their third Club World Cup final in the past four years with a 2-1 victory over Al Jazira on Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo became the leading goalscorer in Club World Cup history, thanks to his equalising strike in Wednesday's semifinal vs. Al Jazira.
Real Madrid vice-captain Marcelo says fear of being suspended for the Clasico will not make him pull out of tackles at this week's Club World Cup.
Gareth Bale, who has played only 30 minutes since late September because of muscle problems, is set to feature against Al Jazira.
The Club World Cup is often seen as a distraction for the European Champions but Real Madrid could benefit from embracing and winning the tournament.