The Real Madrid Saturday for a unique ensure by for the fourth time the world cup for clubs to win. The Spanish powerhouse shares the record now with archrival FC Barcelona.
To only record holder must be in the final win of Al Ain, the champion of the organizing country, the United Arab Emirates. The final showdown in Abu Dhabi starts at 17.30.
The world cup for clubs since 2005 annually on the calendar and go between the champions of all the continents, and the best team of the host country. The tournament replaced the world cup, in which only the winner of the Champions League/european Cup I and of the Copa Libertadores against each other images.
Real Madrid captured the world cup for clubs for the first time in 2014 and also came in the past two seasons as the winner. FC Barcelona turned out in 2009, 2011 and 2015, the strongest team.
Also Al Ain can voetbalhistorie write
Also Al Ain hopes Saturday night voetbalhistorie to write. The Asians may be the first winner of the world CHAMPIONSHIP for clubs which are not from Europe or South America.
The Congolose Mazembe (2010), the Moroccan Raja Casablanca (2013) and Kashima Antlers (2016) from Japan made previously to the final, but went therein down.
For Al Ain, it is only the first participation in the intercontinental tournament. The club of among others former PSV striker Marcus Berg had already in the first round to the container and counted off consecutively Team Wellington (3-3, profit after penalty’s), Espérance Tunis and River Plate.
Real Madrid flowed only in the semi-finals and only one game behind the back. The Champions League winner proved to be a bit too big for Kashima Antlers, by three goals scored by Gareth Bale 3-1 was defeated.