Real Madrid captures Club World Cup title with 2-0 win over San Lorenzo
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Real Madrid beat San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 in the Club World Cup final on Saturday, and will carry a 22-game winning streak into 2015.
Sergio Ramos made the breakthrough, leaping up and heading in Toni Kroos' sweetly stuck corner after 37 minutes. Ramos also got Madrid off the mark in its 4-0 victory over CONCACAF champion Cruz Azul in the semifinals.
Loosely marked in the area, Gareth Bale doubled Madrid's lead early in the second half. The South American champion's goalkeeper, Sebastian Torrico, should have done better with Bale's left-footed shot, which bobbled under his body.
This was Madrid's first Club World Cup win, but fourth in a tournament that was originally the Intercontinental Cup.