Real Madrid Crowned Club World Cup Champions in Win over San Lorenzo
Spanish Club Real Madrid defeated Argentina’s South American champions in Morocco on Saturday to secure their fourth trophy of 2014, marking their 22nd consecutive win across all competitions in which they have participated.
Real Madrid took control of the match, boasting 2/3 of possession throughout the game with tactical control of the midfield via Isco and Kroos. San Lorenzo attempted to counter with a more physical game, but it resulted in more lost opportunities and overcommitting on challenges. Madrid’s Ramos scored on a header mid-way through the first half, while Isco would find the feet of Bale early in the second half to tally Los Blancos’ score to two.
Ronaldo was surprisingly unseen during the match while struggling to find his range, followed by two missed free-kick attempts. Madrid would also lose Marcelo during play to injury, however his presence would not be needed for the team to finish strong and shut out their opponents.
The event marked the final match of the year for Madrid, highlighting an excellent 12 months for the squad that has not lost a game since mid-September.