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Madrid clip Al Jazira, reach Club WCup final

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Club World Cup semifinal match between Real Madrid and Al Jazira Club at Zayed sport city in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates yesterday.


Gareth Bale scored an 81st-minute winner as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Emirates club Al Jazira 2-1 yesterday to reach the Club World Cup final.

Madrid will try to win their third world title in four seasons when they face South American champions Gremio on Saturday.

The match had two goals disallowed by video review, one for each team.

Madrid struggled early and allowed the local league winners to open the scoring with a goal by Brazilian forward Romarinho just before half-time.

But Cristiano Ronaldo equalised early in the second half and Bale netted the winner less than a minute after entering the match as a substitute for Karim Benzema.