Real Madrid beats Al Ain 4-1 to win again
- Author: Steve Townsend Dec 25, 2018,
Dec 25, 2018, 0:12
In doing so, the LaLiga giants have now claimed a fourth Club World Cup title in the past five years.
Solari was immediately asked about his transfer plans for January and he said: "Recruits this winter?"
"These players deserve it". "For now, the sequel is a deserved holiday".
Recently crowned Ballon d'Or victor Modric took one touch before thumping the ball into the bottom corner from outside the box to break the deadlock in the 14th minute after Al Ain had missed two early chances to take a shock lead.
Marcos Llorente got his first Real Madrid goal with another long-range to double Los Merengues' lead in the second half.
The Egyptian midfielder made a couple of cutbacks, including outmaneuvering Real Madrid net minder Thibaut Courtois, but his shot was saved at the goal line by Sergio Ramos.
Despite the loss, Al Ain are certainly taking so much positives in this clash, and here are three of the biggest takeaways for the club following their Club World Cup journey.
Earlier, Copa Libertadores winners River Plate won the third-place play-off by beating Asian champions Kashima Antlers 4-0. They were the only one [at the Club World Cup] who were not continental champions, and they reached the final.
And Solari who replaced Zinedine Zidane at the Santiago Bernabeu expressed satisfaction at the players' commitment during the competition.
In the recently-concluded FIFA Club World Cup, Real Madrid took a 4-1 victory over United Arab Emirates club Al Ain FC to secure yet another piece of silverware.
Real Madrid then had numerous additional opportunities to score over the remainder of the first half, but a shot by Lucas Vasquez grazed the woodwork and Karim Benzema sent a close-range shot over the crossbar.