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Ronaldo gets the Ancelotti death stare after failed rabona half-volley

It mattered little as Real Madrid cruised into the final of the Club World Cup with a 4-0 victory over Mexicans Cruz Azul.

Morocco Soccer Club World Cup Real Madrid'’s Iker Casillas, Marcelo, Pepe and Carvajal applaud fans at the final whistle. Source: AP/Press Association Images

REAL MADRID SAILED into the Club World Cup final with a 4-0 victory over Cruz Azul in Marrakech.

Sergio Ramos’ headed opener in the 15th minute set the tone for what was to come, with Karim Benzema adding a second nine minutes before half-time.

Gerardo Torrado squandered a glorious opportunity to reduce the deficit prior to the interval when he had a penalty saved by Iker Casillas and Gareth Bale punished that missed chance shortly after the teams emerged for the second period – heading home from a Cristiano Ronaldo cross.

At 3-0, Ronaldo then attempted an audacious rabona on the half-volley, which manager Carlo Ancelotti didn’t take too kindly to.

With the result already beyond doubt, Isco wormed his way through the Cruz Azul defence to make it four 18 minutes from time.

Real will face the winner of Wednesday’s clash between Auckland City and San Lorenzo in the final on Saturday.

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