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Real advance to final of Club WC with 2-0 win

AP
Published : Dec 15, 2016, 6:47 pm IST
Updated : Dec 15, 2016, 6:52 pm IST

Madrid haven't lost in any competition since April 6, an unbeaten run that has stretched to a club record 36 games.

Real Madrid dominated the first half but struggled to penetrate the opposition's defense until Benzema's late goal. (Photo: AP)
 Real Madrid dominated the first half but struggled to penetrate the opposition's defense until Benzema's late goal. (Photo: AP)

Yokohama: Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal each to help Real Madrid beat Mexican side Club America 2-0 Thursday to advance to the Club World Cup final.

Benzema took a pass from Toni Kroos and beat Club America goalkeeper Moises Munoz with a superb right-footed shot in first-half stoppage time. Ronaldo scored with an angled shot deep in injury time.

 

Madrid haven't lost in any competition since April 6, an unbeaten run that has stretched to a club record 36 games.

The European champions dominated the first half but struggled to penetrate the opposition's defense until Benzema's late goal.

Ronaldo, who earned his fourth Ballon d'Or award on Monday, sent a header off the post in the 26th minute.

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

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