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Sport Ronaldo hat trick leads Real Madrid to Club World Cup title

15:50  18 december  2016
15:50  18 december  2016 Source:   ap.org

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Real Madrid players celebrate on the podium after beating Kashima Antlers 4-2 to win the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo.

Football, FIFA Club World Cup . Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick as European champions Real Madrid beat Japanese side Kashima Antlers 4-2 on Sunday to

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo gestures after scoring his third goal against Kashima Antlers during the final of the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) © The Associated Press Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo gestures after scoring his third goal against Kashima Antlers during the final of the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

YOKOHAMA, Japan — Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick on Sunday as European champions Real Madrid beat Japanese side Kashima Antlers 4-2 to win the Club World Cup and extend their unbeaten run to 37 games.

Ronaldo took a pass from Karim Benzema in the 98th minute and calmly fired under Kashima goalkeeper Hitoshi Sogahata to make it 3-2. The Portuguese star then sealed the win seven minutes later with a left-footed shot to the roof of the net.

Benzema scored Madrid's first goal in the ninth minute of the final, pouncing on a rebound off Luka Modric's volley that was palmed away by Sogahata.

Gaku Shibasaki equalized in the final minute of the first half and put his team ahead seven minutes after the break.

Ronaldo scored with a penalty kick on the hour mark after Shuto Yamamoto took Lucas Vazquez down in the box.

'Cristiano Ronaldo is AC/DC, and Messi is like reggae' .
The two superstars have been compared to musical acts and genres by one of Ronaldo's former team-mates at Real MadridGranero played alongside Ronaldo during his time at Real Madrid, but left Santiago Bernabeu in 2012 to join Queens Park Rangers before returning to La Liga.

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