Three takeaways from the FIFA Club World Cup final

Asensio 'honoured' by Inter links but not looking for Real Madrid exit

Asensio 'honoured' by Inter links but not looking for Real Madrid exit

Real have now won the last three editions of the tournament, also lifting the trophy in 2014, and they moved ahead of Spanish rivals Barcelona as the team to have won it the most times.

"This is what we expected from ourselves, what we have been working on every week", said Llorente after scoring his first goal for the club. In 2017, the Whites got the better of Gremio in the showpiece and this year prevailed over Al Ain.

"I liked the seriousness that the players have given to this tournament".

The Spanish global, who is also captain for his country, has won the World Cup in 2010 and the Euros in 2008 and 2012.

When it comes to his win-loss ratio, the Real Madrid Madrid captain has shown how important he can be for his side. It has a lot of merit: they do not get exhausted of winning.

Ballon d'Or victor Modric gave Real a 14th-minute lead, and Marcos Llorente's fantastic volley wrapped up the win on the hour mark before Sergio Ramos' late third and Tsukasa Shiotani's consolation.

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Marca claimed that the "idol status of Salah" in the Arabic community meant that fans were eager to let Ramos know where their allegiances lie and what they think of the Spaniard. It was hard for us today, it was our fourth game in 10 days and we didn't have enough power.

Al Ain coach Zoran Mamic said Real were far too good for his side despite creating those early chances which forward Hussein El Shahat squandered, missing the target with one effort and seeing Ramos clear his shot off the line moments later. We must enjoy now, be happy, not sad, because we played with a big, big teams.

But Real did not wait long to make Berg pay, as Karim Benzema teed up Modric, who took a touch before curling a fine left-footed strike into the bottom corner.

Losing 3-0, Al Ain defender Tsukasa Shiotani headed in a consolation goal, then teammate Yahia Nader scored an own goal in stoppage time.

Los Blancos scored their first goal through Luka Modric in the 14th minute, and Marcos Llorente netted the second goal in the 60th minute.

Marcos Llorente got his first Real Madrid goal with another long-range to double Los Merengues' lead in the second half.

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