Real Madrid eye Club World Cup retention to cap trophy-laden year

Real Madrid can round off the most successful year in the club's already glorious history by claiming a fifth trophy in 2017 at the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi this week.

At times, they have looked a shadow of the team that swept to Champions League and Liga glory last season and crushed Manchester United and Barca to win the European and Spanish Super Cups.

"This was a dream come true for me". Substitutes: Khaled Al Senaani (for Khaseif, 51) 7, Eissa Mohamed (for Khalifa, 60) 6, Ahmed Rabia (for Al Hosani, 72) 6.Real Madrid: Keylor Navas 6, Marcelo 7, Raphael Varane 6, Nacho 6, Achraf Hakimi 6, Casemiro 6, Mateo Kovacic 6, Luka Modric 6, Isco 7, Cristiano Ronaldo 7, Karim Benzema 7.

TWO goals were disallowed by VAR during Real Madrid's game with Al Jazira.

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But it was Gareth Bale who played the part of the hero on the night. "The result did not go our way, but that does not matter, this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that we will never forget", said Al Jazira fan Ahmed Hamza. These will be role models for our population.

"Just having Real Madrid here is unbelievable, but to see them play Al Jazira in the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 is a huge boost for the whole country", commented Mohammed Jamal, a Real Madrid fan from the UAE.

With the strike, Ronaldo became the all-time best scorer in the Club World Cup with six goals.

If Madrid win Wednesday's game, they will face Gremio in the final on Saturday after the Brazilians beat Pachuca of Mexico 1-0 after extra time in Tuesday's first semifinal in Al Ain.