World Club Championship 2016
World Champions for the fifth time!
Cristiano Ronaldo's ‘hat-trick’ and an opening goal from Benzema gave Real Madrid the win in a final which was decided in extra time.
Real Madrid have ended 2016 in the best way possible: becoming world champions for the fifth time in history (three Intercontinental titles and two Club World Cups). No other team has been able to do that until now, and it could only be Real Madrid, the most successful club in Europe who were capable of doing so. They have now ended a year in which they have already won two titles: the Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup. It took extra time in Yokohama for them to win it, but it was worth suffering for. Cristiano Ronaldo made the difference in extra-time and all Real Madrid fans can be proud of their team.
Real Madrid were dominant from the start, showing their clear intent to be crowned world champions here in Japan. They only needed 9 minutes to show it. Modric rifled a shot from the edge of the box, which Sogahata stopped but Benzema was on hand for the rebound, scooping the ball into the net.
UEFA Super Cup 2016
Carvajal's 119th-minute strike decided a thrilling game, after Ramos had forced extra time with a goal on 93 minutes. Asensio netted the Whites' first of the night with a sublime strike.
Real Madrid have been crowned champions of the European Super Cup for the third time in the club's history. There's not a more reliable side out there than the Whites when it comes to winning one-off games, with Real Madrid having won the last six finals they have made. On this occasion the Whites prevailed despite being without Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe, Toni Kroos, Gareth Bale and Keylor Navas. The characteristic ambition and spirit to fight until the death, qualities which define the madridistas, were once again key in overcoming Sevilla in this most pulsating of encounters.
UEFA Champions League 2016
The Whites beat Atlético in an epic final played in Milan, which went to penalties (5-3) following goals from Ramos and Carrasco in normal time.
It meant suffering until the final second but few teams are as reliable as Real Madrid in a European Cup final. Despite playing practically the entirety of extra time without substitutes and Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Modric clearly struggling, The Whites, two years after beating Atlético in Lisbon, regained their continental dominance and lifted la Undécima to sky in Milan after an epic game, which showed no respite and was decided by penalties.
From the start the Whites looked focussed, united in the fight for a common aim. They came close to scoring in the 6th minute, but Oblak saved his team, blocking Benzema's shot from inside the six-yard box following Bale's free kick. He was unable to do the same nine minutes later. The goal, from Ramos just as in Lisbon, also came from a free kick. Kroos put the ball in play, Bale got a touch and the Real Madrid captain found the back of the net putting it past the rojiblanco defence.
But after Carrasco equalised in the second half and extra time could separate the two teams, it all came down to penalties. The key moment came when Juanfran, crashed the rojiblanco’s fourth spot-kick against the post. Cristiano Ronaldo, just as Lucas Vázquez, Marcelo, Bale and Ramos before him, made no mistake from the spot and earned Real Madrid another European Cup. La Undécima is ours.
World Club Championship 2014
As Freddie Mercury sang, “We are the champions, of the World!”
Goals from Ramos and Bale brought Real Madrid their fourth trophy of an unforgettable 2014.
No Real Madrid fan will ever forget 2014, the year in which the Whites were crowned world champions. Against San Lorenzo at the Grand Stade de Marrakech, they claimed their 22nd consecutive win and added the final flourish to 365 historic days in which they have won the Champions League, the European Super Cup, the Copa del Rey and this unforgettable Club World Cup.
It was not easy to overcome a streetwise Argentinian outfit that defended in numbers and for whom time was its ally. As was the case in the semi-final, Ancelotti's dead-ball preparations proved key. The same men were to the fore as against Cruz Azul, as Kroos delivered the corner after 37' and Ramos scored with his head once again.
The Whites enjoyed a much more positive start to the second half, as they settled the final on 51'. A threaded through-ball from Isco found Bale, who used his first touch to trap the ball dead in the area and his second to unleash a shot that squirmed underneath Torrico's body.
Far from facing a siege from their opponents, possession continued to be dominated by the European champions, who were after more goals and looked extremely assured at the back. Bale crossed with the outside of his boot on 73', Benzema's first-time effort flying centimetres wide of Torrico's goal. In the final stages, Casillas popped up with two good saves to deny long-range drives from Kalinski after 84' and Mercier two minutes later.
To chants of “Campeones, campeones!” and with Ramos handed a rapturous ovation as he was replaced by Varane, Madrid closed out a Club World Cup in which they did not concede once. The fans are jubilant, and Real Madrid are on top of the world.
UEFA Super Cup 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Carlo Ancelotti's new Galacticos win UEFA Super Cup 2014.
Cristiano Ronaldo put a disappointing World Cup behind him by scoring twice to win the UEFA Super Cup for Real Madrid with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Spanish rival Sevilla today in Cardiff.
The world player of the year netted just once as Portugal made an early exit from Brazil, but the goal-scoring swagger and might returned in Madrid’s first competitive fixture since the Champions League final win in May.
UEFA Champions League 2014
4-1 in Lisbon, "La Decima" has finally come home!
Defeat for Atlético in a final that reached extra time thanks to Ramos' goal in 93rd minute and was decided by the goals of Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Real Madrid reigns in Europe. 12 years have passed, but the wait has been worth it. The Whites lifted "La Decima" to the sky of Lisbon after a vibrant, physical game, without truce and that decided in extra time. If Ancelotti was dreaming of a meeting similar to that of Munich, already knows that reality sometimes overcomes fiction and it obtained as an answer an immense delivery of his dreams. The team obtained its mark of honour on the pitch and the bleachers were not left hind in their joy.
Spanish Cup 2014
Di María's goal as well as a cracking finish by Bale, after a wonderful bit of play, were enough to defeat Barcelona and earn Real Madrid their 19th Copa del Rey title.
The will and desire to delight the fans outweighed the fact that a number of important players were missing. That is what Real Madrid displayed in Mestalla, as the team was once again victorious, picking up the 19th Copa del Rey title in the club's history at the end of what will go down as a legendary encounter. The counter attack was straight out of a coaching manual, the kind that is shown as an example to children.