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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to seal the title after the Spanish team had gone 2-1 down in Yokohama and the victory extended their unbeaten run to 37 matches.
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It means that Real added the Club World Cup to their Champions League and UEFA Super Cup trophies for the year, while they are also top of La Liga by six points.
"2016 has been the dog's b******s!" said Zidane. "For everyone, for the players... It's been phenomenal and I'm delighted with the work we've done.

Zinedine Zidane celebrates with his players

Image credit: AFP

"There's no key aspect but what we've been doing is improving in every game. Of course we suffer sometimes and we don't play as we should, but that's normal.
The good thing is that we do things positively. We know that, at any moment, we can hurt our opponent.
"I thank my players because what they're doing is something phenomenal."
Zidane also praised his team's opponents and insisted the quality of the J-League champions was not a shock.
"You always enjoy a trophy. We knew that we would have to suffer. The opponents haven't surprised us because we knew that they could give us a game.
"They ran, they fought, but that's football. We came here and we won this trophy, which was important for us."
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