Real Madrid Is The World Club Champion For The Third Time In 4 Years

Cristiano Ronaldo’ s second half free kick ensured Real Madrid picked up a fifth trophy of 2017 by beating Gremio 1 – 0 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday to retain the Club World Cup .

A third Club World Cup in four years brings Madrid level with rivals Barcelona as the most successful side in the competition’s history and adds to the La Liga , Champions League , UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup titles already won by Zinedine Zidane’ s men this year .

Ronaldo was once again Real ’ s man for the big occasion as his strike went through the Gremio wall eight minutes after the break to ensure the European club champions were also crowned world champions for a fifth straight