What a match that turned out to be! We weren't expecting much, but Kashima Antlers played their part and then some. In the end Real Madrid proved to be too strong, but the European champions were pushed all the way. That was quite the performance from the Japanese side. It wasn't enough, though.
- E.T 2nd Half
- Cristiano RonaldoMorata112'
- E.T 1st Half
- Cristiano Ronaldo104'
- Cristiano Ronaldo98'
- 2nd Half
- Cristiano Ronaldo (P)60'
- 1st Half
Real Madrid - Kashima Antlers
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- End of E.T 2nd Half
FULL TIME: Real Madrid 4-2 Kashima Antlers. REAL MADRID ARE THE 2016 CLUB WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS!
The Japanese side are having one last go of it, but Real Madrid are quite happy at this stage just to sit deep and defend the crosses coming into their penalty area.
Kashima Antlers have faded in extra time, but they have provided the story of this year's Club World Cup. They have been exceptional throughout and have done themselves proud here.
MORATA EFFORT! That was so close to a fifth for Real Madrid. Morata jinked inside, outside, beat the keeper with his shot, but the ball was blocked on the Kashima Antlers line.
Ronaldo was ineffective for much of the match, but he has won this game for Real Madrid with three opportunistic goals. That is the story of Ronaldo's career over the past year or so.
- OffCristiano RonaldoReal Madrid
- OnÁlvaro MorataReal Madrid
These two teams get a fourth sub in extra time and so Zidane is using that to take off Ronaldo.
10 minutes left of this Club World Cup final and this has to be one of the best games to be played in this tournament in recent years. Real and Kashima have put on quite a spectacle.
Can Kashima Antlers possibly mount a late comeback? They look tired, but they have shown throughout this game that they can cause Real Madrid problems at the back.
- OffSergio RamosReal Madrid
- OnNachoReal Madrid
Ramos now comes off for Real Madrid and is replaced by Nacho. No late goal from the centre back this time.
- E.T 2nd Half
The second half of extra time is under way! This game is surely over now, though. Real Madrid are 4-2 up.
- OffLuka ModricReal Madrid
- OnMateo KovacicReal Madrid
Finally, Kovacic comes into the game for Real Madrid. I don't know why Zidane didn't put him on in the second half of normal time.
- End of E.T 1st Half
HALF TIME IN EXTRA TIME: Real Madrid 4-2 Kashima Antlers
- GoalCristiano RonaldoReal Madrid
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 4 (105 mins - Cristiano Ronaldo) Kashima Antlers 2. Ronaldo has a hat-trick! He controlled a Kroos shot on goal and sent an opportunistic finish into the net to give the keeper no chance.
KASHIMA OFF THE BAR! That was a golden chance for Kashima Antlers to get back into this game. Yuma lost his marker and headed an effort against the crossbar. So close!
- Yellow cardCasemiroReal Madrid
Casemiro enters the book for taking out Kanazaki as Kashima Antlers come forward on the attack.
The finish from Ronaldo was good, but the pass from Benzema was exceptional. He split the Kashima Antlers defence and put the chance on a plate for his teammate.
And that will surely be that, right? Real Madrid have the lead in the match for the second time and they surely won't let it slip this time. Can Kashima come back again?
- GoalCristiano RonaldoReal Madrid
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 3 (99 mins - Cristiano Ronaldo) Kashima Antlers 2. Finally, Real Madrid have the lead. Benzema slots in Ronaldo, who takes a good touch, spins and finishes past the goalkeeper with a low shot.
The tempo of this game has dropped significantly. Both teams look knackered, especially Real Madrid. They have played a lot of football recently. Taking its toll?
Kashima Antlers will feel even more hard done by following that Fabricio booking because Ramos wasn't shown a second yellow for what was a pretty cynical foul.
- Yellow cardFabricioKashima Antlers
Fabricio enters the book and the Kashima Antlers player feels that was harsh. He might have a point.
It's surprising that Zidane has kept Kovacic on the bench for this long. The Croatian has been in great form for Real Madrid in the past few weeks. Surely he could make a difference?
The Kashima Antlers have been the surprise story of this tournament and they have kept up that reputation with this performance against European champions Real Madrid.
- E.T 1st Half
The first half of extra time is under way! It's 2-2 between Real Madrid and Kashima Antlers.
- End of 2nd Half
FULL TIME: Real Madrid 2-2 Kashima Antlers. The Club World Cup final is going to extra time.
RAMOS VERY LUCKY! The Real Madrid centre back was extremely lucky not to be sent off there. He took down a Kashima player on the counter. He's already on a yellow card.
NAVAS TO THE RESCUE! This time Casemiro clears with the goal empty, with Fabricio getting round the outside and coming very close to squeezing a finish into the Real net.
- OffShoma DoiKashima Antlers
- OnYuma SuzukiKashima Antlers
There's another change from Kashima Antlers, who are making a real go of this now.
NAVAS SAVES REAL! Wow! What an effort from Fabricio from about 30 yards out. That was heading in and so the Real Madrid keeper needed to tip the ball over his own crossbar.
Of course, Real Madrid are currrently on a 36-match unbeaten run. They have just a few minutes left if they are to continue that streak. Kashima Antlers pushing for a winner themselves!
BENZEMA HEADS WIDE! Kroos floats a cross to the back post for the Real Madrid striker to attack, but he heads his effort wide of the Kashima Antlers goal. That was a chance.
The way this has turned into an open game in the last five minutes or so probably doesn't suit either team. Kashima Antlers want to limit the space in behind their defence.
All of a sudden this is a very open game, which probably isn't what Real Madrid want. That way the playing field is levelled and Kashima Antlers are given a chance to win it.
ANOTHER CHANCE FOR RONALDO! The Real Madrid number seven was put clean through on goal, but with the angle tightening the Kashima keeper stops the shot with his legs.
- OffLucas VázquezReal Madrid
- OnIscoReal Madrid
There's the first change from Zidane and it's Isco who is on for the final 10 minutes.
BIG CHANCE FOR RONALDO! Vazquez does really well to beat his man and send the cross into the box, but Ronaldo could only head over the target from about eight yards out.
Real Madrid continue to dominate the game in terms of possession, but they are still having problems creating opportunities in the final third. There's a lack of creativity.
You have to be impressed with how Kashima Antlers have equipped themselves in this second half, even after losing their lead so quickly. They look solid at the back.
Zidane still hasn't made a single change in this match. That's surprising given the way this game is going. Real Madrid could use someone like James in the final third, around the box.
There is a sense that Real Madrid are mounting pressure here. Kashima Antlers are camped inside their own half. They're having to dig deep to keep their head above water.
RONALDO GOAL IS CHALKED OFF! Benzema turns and shoots, forcing a good save. Ronaldo is on hand to squeeze home a finish, but the flag is up for offside on the number seven.
ENDO TAKES AIM! Kashima Antlers come up the pitch for the first time in a while, with Endo taking the shot from the edge of the box. But Navas makes the straightforward save.
There's 20 minutes of this game left and Real Madrid are the ones pressing, looking for what they hope would be a winner. This has been a much tougher game than they surely imagined.
Ramos is back up on his feet and looks set to continue. That was a sore one for the Real Madrid centre back to take. For a moment I thought it was going to be a serious knock.
RAMOS CLEANED OUT! Navas came about 25 yards out of his goal to make a diving header and in the process flattened Ramos, who will do well to get up from this one. Ouch!
- OffMitsuo OgasawaraKashima Antlers
- OnFabricioKashima Antlers
There's the first change of the match and it's Kashima Antlers who have made it. This means a tactical shift for them.
There's 25 minutes left to play of this Club World Cup final and it would seem Kashima Antlers are playing for extra time. They are sitting deep and attempting to soak up pressure.
CHANCE FOR REAL MADRID! A great piece of skill gets Benzema out of a corner, setting up Marcelo for the shot on goal. But the Kashima keeper makes the stop with Ronaldo lurking.
At least Real Madrid got the response they needed after going a goal behind. Kashima Antlers could have no real complaints about the award of the penalty kick. It was a stonewaller.
- Goal by penaltyCristiano RonaldoReal Madrid
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 2 (57 mins - Cristiano Ronaldo pen) Kashima Antlers 2. There's the equaliser for the European champions! Ronaldo hasn't had the best of games, but he steps up to the spot and slams home a finish.
PENALTY KICK TO REAL MADRID! The referee points to the spot after Vazquez is brought down by Yanamoto inside the area. Easy decision.
If the equaliser wasn't enough of a wake up call for Real Madrid surely they have one now? Kashima Antlers have the lead in this second half. The European champions must respond.
This wasn't supposed to happen. Kashima Antlers have had to defend for much of the game, but Shibasaki is having the game of his life. He has scored two exceptional goals.
- GoalGaku ShibasakiKashima Antlers
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 1 Kashima Antlers 2 (52 mins - Gaku Shibasaki). Can you believe this? Shibasaki takes aim from about 25 yards out and finds the bottom corner of the Real Madrid net. What a strike!
Zidane will be wanting his team to up the tempo and pace of their play. They got lulled into a sense of lethargy by Kashima Antlers as the first half progressed on. That must change.
On to the roof of the net! Ramos read the flight of the corner kick delivery into the penalty area, but he got his leap slightly wrong and could only put his header on top of the net.
Varane was at fault for the Kashima Antlers goal. His touch in defending the cross into the area was slack and the Japanese side were quick to pounce on the mistake.
One wonders if Zidane read his team the riot act after conceding that equaliser right on the stroke of half time. Real have been the better side, but they allowed Kashima back into it.
- 2nd Half
The second half of the Club World Cup final is up and running! It's 1-1 between Real Madrid and Kashima Antlers.
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- End of 1st Half
HALF TIME: Real Madrid 1-1 Kashima Antlers. A dramatic end to the half means the two sides head into the break level. Zidane won't be pleased with how his side have passed up their chances.
Well, that wasn't in the script. Real Madrid have undoubtedly been the better team over the course of the first half, but Kashima Antlers have kept themselves in the contest.
- GoalGaku ShibasakiKashima Antlers
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 1 Kashima Antlers 1 (44 mins - Gaku Shibasaki). The Japanese side have equalised! Real Madrid failed to deal with a cross into the area, with Shibasaski given the chance to angle a shot into the far corner.
Real Madrid have got worse as this first half has progressed. They started off really well, but their tempo and pace of their pace has been slowed by Kashima Antlers. Fair play.
Kashima Antlers win their first corner kick of the match. The delivery wasn't bad, the flick on was goo, but there was nobody on hand to collect it and take a shot on the Real goal.
For all that Real Madrid have dominated possession and have had more attempts on goal, Kashima Antlers will be encouraged by the fact that the scoreline remains just 1-0.
Real Madrid have been ever so slightly guilty of over playing things in and around the penalty box. Zidane will surely tell his team to take their chances with a shot more often.
MODRIC SHOOTS! Real Madrid put together a good move on the edge of the box, with one or two flicks and tricks, but Modric's shot from about 18 yards is saved by the Kashima keeper.
Casemiro, Kroos and Modric are the ones controlling this game in the centre of the pitch. Those three are picking the passes and guiding Real Madrid as they go forward.
Pepe started the semi final win over Club America for Real Madrid, but Ramos is back in the side for this one and is wearing the captain's armband. That's the only change Zidane made.
It's just not happening for Ronaldo at the moment. This time he attempts a step over as he surges forward on the counter attack, but stands on the ball. Just as well he's already won this year's Ballon d'Or.
This has been Casemiro's first big match back since his return from injury. He started a Copa del Rey game two weeks ago, but this is his first first team game back in the fold.
Real Madrid have been fairly comfortable in this first half, but Kashima Antlers have shown glimpses of what they are capable of in the final third when they manage to get the ball there.
RONALDO HIGH AND WIDE! The Real Madrid number seven's freekick is blocked, lashing a shot towards goal on the rebound. But the ball flies well over the crossbar. Wild.
SAVE AT NEAR POST! Benzema created a yard of space for himself just inside the box, firing off a shot at goal. But the Kashima goalkeeper got down well to make the stop.
Real Madrid have now had four attempts on goal, but Zidane will surely want more attacking productivity from his side. They haven't made the most of their possession.
CASEMIRO SHOT WIDE! Ronaldo sets up Vazquez for the shot on goal, his effort is blocked. Then Casemiro takes aim, but his strike is deflected wide of the far post. Good try.
Kashima Antlers are the first Asian side to make it to the final of the Club World Cup and they have got a strong support behind them for this game. Their fans haven't stopped singing.
This actually looks like something of a 4-4-2 from Real Madrid at the moment. Vazquez is playing more of a midfielder than an attacker, so he's not really a Bale replacement.
Kashima Antlers have shown some good moments since they conceded the opening goal. They are confident on the ball and they do have a degree of composure when they come forward.
He got the ball stuck under his feet! Real Madrid had a two-on-two situation as Ronaldo surged through, but he delayed the pass to Benzema and the chance was gone in the end.
Marcelo is doing his usual tonight (this morning?). He's playing almost as a left winger, getting high up the pitch to provide an additional attacking option for the likes of Ronaldo and Benzema.
The European champions are now keeping the ball among themselves. They are dominant at the moment, although Zidane will want more action in the final third of the pitch.
Real Madrid's midfield trio are controlling this match at the moment. Kashima Antlers have improved since the goal, but they can't get close to Modric and co in the middle.
VAZQUEZ OVER! That was a good run by Kroos, surging past a couple of defenders, with the ball eventually played to Vazquez. But he leaned back and shot over the target.
There is certainly a sense now that Kashima Antlers are coming out to play. They have been liberated by conceding the opener and now they feel like they have nothing to lose.
There have been some encouraging signs from Kashima Antlers since they conceded the opener. This time Nishi gets a good cross into the box, but Navas comes off his line to gather.
The goalkeeper should have done better with Modric's initial shot. The strike wasn't especially tame, but it was straight down the centre of the goal. Palmed it straight out.
- GoalKarim BenzemaReal Madrid
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 1 (9 mins - Karim Benzema) Kashima Antlers 0. Real Madrid have the lead! Modric fired a half volley off at goal. It was saved, but Benzema was on hand to turn home the finish on the rebound.
First chance for Ronaldo inside the penalty area, but his step over is read and the ball is put out for a corner kick by Endo. Real Madrid beginning to build something in the final third.
The Japanese side have actually started this game rather well. They are looking to press high up on Real Madrid when they have the ball. How long can they keep this up?
Benzema and Ronaldo are both starting for Real Madrid, but of course there's no Bale who is out until about April through injury. Instead Zidane has picked Vazquez.
Kashima Antlers have made a surprising run to the final of the Club World Cup, but they have been in exceptional form. They have scored seven goals in two games. They are dangerous.
It's everyone's favourite end of year tournament, the Club World Cup. Real Madrid are looking to complete what has been a shimmering 2016 with one last trophy in Japan.
- 1st Half
The match is under way in Japan! It's Real Madrid against Kashima Antlers in the Club World Cup final.
TEAM NEWS: Real Madrid - Navas, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Vazquez, Benzema, Cristiano. /// Kashima Antlers - Sogahata, Nishi, Ueda, Shoji, Yamamoto, Nagaki, Ogasawara, Endo, Shibasaki, Doi, Kanazaki.
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