Ronaldo breaks record as Bale fires Madrid to Club World Cup final

Ronaldo breaks record as Bale fires Madrid to Club World Cup final

During Real Madrid's 2-1 victory over Al Jazira on Wednesday, chants of "Messi!"

A stunning performance saw the Pride of Abu Dhabi lead the UEFA Champions League champions 1-0 at half-time, in a display that will have won them fans the world over.

Madrid were back on level terms thanks to star forward Cristiano Ronaldo who struck in the 53rd minute.

Al Jazira then came close to being TWO goals up against the European champions.

"It will be a complicated game because there's no such thing as an easy game, as we proved against Al Jazira".

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Benzema was jeered off against Al Jazira after he squandered several chances, his replacement Gareth Bale going on to score Madrid's victor in a 2-1 victory with his first touch, but Zidane made it clear he would stand by his fellow Frenchman. "We are never complacent and you can never take your foot off the pedal with sport - we have to sustain the momentum". Finally, Modric was the creator once again with eight minutes remaining, feeding substitute Gareth Bale to complete the comeback.

Ronaldo's goal against Al-Jazira makes him the all-time leading scorer in the Club World Cup on six goals.

"Just having Real Madrid here is incredible, 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.

When Real face Gremio on Saturday, they will want to put their recent setbacks behind and focus on ending the successful 2017 with five titles.

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