Ronaldo scores solitary goal to retain Los Blancos world trophy

Ronaldo scores solitary goal to retain Los Blancos world trophy

Real Madrid easily defended their FIFA Club World Cup title on Saturday, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the only goal in the final against Gremio.
The match failed to live up to the hype, as Gremio came out flat and barely put in an effort. Los Blancos dominated without creating too many chances, and a single free-kick from their star forward made the difference.
The Brazilian side were very aggressive, with a multitude of harsh challenges in the opening stages going unpunished. In the first half, Casemiro gave away a free-kick from a dangerous spot, but Edilson’s dipping shot dropped too late.
Cristiano Ronaldo broke the deadlock after 53 minutes, converting one of his typical free-kicks.
The Portuguese drew the foul himself and blasted the ball through the wall and into the net to retain Los Blancos Club World Champions status.