Vinicius Junior and Federico Valverde both hit braces as Europan champions Spanish side Real Madrid trounced Asian Saudi club Al Hilala 5-3 in the FIFA Club World Cup Final at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco. On Saturday, February 11th, 2023.
Madrid took control of the match in the early stages with Brazilian Vinicius Junior netting the opener after 13 minutes and Uruguayan Valverde seeing a shot deflected home five minutes later.
Mali striker Moussa Marega raced through to pull a goal back in the 26th minute keeping the Saudi side in the game at half time.
Frenchman Karim Benzema’s goal slotting home Vinicius Junior’s fantastic cross from the left flank and then a neat finish from Valverde after a one-two with Dani Carvajal put the game beyond doubt before the hour mark.
Al Hilal kept on fighting though and two classy finishes from Argentine Luciano Vietto made the score respectable either side of a second goal for Vinicius Junior.
This result saw Real Madrid secure their fifth FIFA Club World Cup, two ahead of rivals Barcelona in second place.