Madrid: Keylor Navas; Dani Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Isco (Lucas Vázquez 73’); Benzema (Bale 79’), Ronaldo. 4-4-2.
Gremio: Grohe; Edilson, Geromel, Kannemann, Cortéz; Jailson, Michel (Maicon 84‘); Ramiro (Everton 71‘), Luan, Fernandinho; Lucas Barrios (Jael 63‘). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 53. Ronaldo. Free kick from outside of area through gap in defensive wall.
Yellow cards: Casemiro 27’.
Real Madrid are Club World Champions for the second time in a row and the third time in their history after beating Gremio 1-0 in the final! Zidane’s side had several chances before Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring with a long free kick which found a gap in the defensive wall shortly after the break. Ronaldo had a second goal ruled out for the borderline offside of Benzema, Modric hit the post, and Grohe had to make several saves, particularly from Ronaldo and Bale later on, and Keylor Navas hardly had a save to make throughout the ninety minutes. It was a third title of the season for Zidane’s side after winning the European and Spanish Super Cups in summer.