Real Madrid set a year-best in club history after taking the Club World Cup with a narrow victory over Gremio on Saturday.
That timid approach allowed Madrid to cruise to victory in the final, and in the process make history.
The Club World Cup is the fifth trophy Zinedine Zidane’s men have lifted in 2017, a number that the club have never previously managed.
La Liga was the first competition to fall into Zidane’s hands this year, and was followed by victory over Juventus to retain the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s free kick was enough to seal a 1-0 win for the Spanish side, who had squeezed past Al Jazira 2-1 in the semis.
Further triumphs in the UEFA and Spanish Supercups swelled their trophy count to four, and Ronaldo and Co. completed the ‘manita’ on Saturday with the world title.
Madrid also became the first team in Club World Cup history to retain the title, and tie Barcelona for most overall victories in the competition with three.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Free Kick