For the fifth time, Real Madrid have won the final of the Club World Cup. The German internationals Kroos and Rüdiger are allowed to play against Al-Hilal right from the start. For Kroos it is the 30th title of his career.
Record winners Real Madrid have won the Club World Cup for the fifth time. The Champions League winner prevailed in the Moroccan capital Rabat on Saturday evening in the final 5: 3 (2: 1) against the Asian representative Al-Hilal from Saudi Arabia. Rio world champion Toni Kroos celebrated the 30th title of his career.
Vinicius Junior (13th/69th), Federico Valverde (18th/58th) and star striker Karim Benzema (54th) scored for the Spanish record champions. Moussa Marega (26th) and Luciano Vietto (63rd/79th) were successful for Al-Hilal. Kroos, who won the Club World Cup for the sixth time, and national player Antonio Rüdiger were in the starting line-up for the royal team.
The European participants have been winning the Club World Cup for years. Eleven years ago, a team that did not come from Europe celebrated the final victory. Back then, Corinthians Sao Paulo beat Chelsea 1-0. Chelsea won the title last year.
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro had previously secured third place 4-2 (1-1) against Al Ahly from Egypt. Gabriel Barbosa (11th, penalty kick/84th, hand penalty) and Pedro (77th/90th 1) scored for the Brazilians. Ahmed Abdelkader (37th/60th) was successful for Al Ahly. In the 69th minute, Al Ahlys saw Khalid Abdullfatah red for a foul game.