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Shuji Kajiyama Madrid won the title for the second time.
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Ronaldo makes history and saves the day as Real Madrid win Club World Cup
The Spanish Giants beat Japanese side Kashima Antlers 4-2 to win their second Club World Cup title.

CRISTIANO RONALDO BECAME the first player in history to score a hat-trick in the Club World Cup final as Real Madrid won the title after extra-time.

Japan’s Kashima Antlers looked like they were going to shock the Spanish Giants until Ronaldo found the back of the net from the penalty spot to make it 2-2 and force extra-time.

Karim Benzema gave Madrid the lead after nine minutes, but Gaku Shibasaki scored either side of half-time as the Japanese side looked like they might cause a massive upset.

Ronaldo stepped up to the mark after Lucas Vazquez was fouled in the area, forcing extra-time and scoring twice in the additional 30 minutes.

The 31-year-old put Zinedine Zidane’s side in front with a left-footed finish after being released by Karim Benzema in the 98th minute. He then completed his hat-trick, firing into the roof of the goal.

This means he’s the joint-highest scorer in the competition’s history with five goals, and it was also his 40th Real Madrid hat-trick.

Japan Soccer Club World Cup Shuji Kajiyama Ronaldo was the star man. Shuji Kajiyama

The title is Madrid’s second Club World Cup success, and the fifth time they have been crowned world champions.

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It’s also Zidane’s third trophy of the calendar year.

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