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Real Madrid vs Gremio Live Score and Commentary, FIFA Club World Cup 2017 RMAvGRE

Real Madrid 1-0 Gremio (Ronaldo 53')
Updated: 17 December 2017 00:21 IST - Published: 16 December 2017 21:00 IST
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REAL MADRID ARE THE FIRST TEAM IN HISTORY TO WIN THE FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP IN CONSECUTIVE SEASONS!

This is also the first time in Los Blancos' storied history that they have won 5 trophies in a calendar year! Bravo, Zinedine Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo and co.
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FT: Real Madrid 1-0 Gremio
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90+2' Marcelo clears the ball away after a concerted spell of Gremio possession. The Brazilians put the ball out of play with a long ball, and it seems that is that.
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90+1' Bale leads a counter-attack for Real Madrid down the left, before squaring the ball to Luka Modric on the edge of the box, but the Croatian sends his effort into orbit.
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90' 3 minutes of injury time
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90' Gremio have a long spell of possession, with ends when Cortez swings a cross from the left out of play. Typical of a side that hasn't had a single shot on target.

Can they steal an equalizer?
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88' Real Madrid have the ball in the middle of the park, and are passing it around with ease, before Marcelo decides to try a foray forward. It comes to nothing, with Gremio launching the ball at Jael, only for Ramos to clear the ball, not before leaping out of a dangerous tackle by the substitute.

With El Clasico on the horizon, the Real Madrid captain does not look happy...
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85' So close! Maicon's first attempt at influencing the game goes awry, as his through ball to Cortez making an excellent run into the box is overhit, and Navas collects the ball.
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85' Maicon comes on to replace Michel
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83' OH MY GOD! Gareth Bale with a stunning effort! The Welshman cuts inside from the left wing to get past his marker and shoots with the outside of his left foot! The swerving effort looks destined for the net, only for Grohe to make a fingertip save!
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82' SAVE! Ronaldo finds a yard down the right channel in the box and hammers a low drive across goal, only for Grohe to make an excellent diving save. Will this prove to be crucial?
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81' CHANCE! Ronaldo bursts down the right channel, and unselfishly squares the ball to Kroos on the edge of the box, but the German is uncharacteristically wayward with his effort, as it flies well over the bar.
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79' Karim Benzema is replaced by Gareth Bale, to huge cheers from the crowd.
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78' Edilson goes down under a challenge from Marcelo as the free-kick releases the pressure on Gremio. Meanwhile, Gareth Bale has stripped off and is ready to come on.
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76' Should have done better! Modric finds Kroos running into the left channel with a clever turn and through pass, and the German lays the ball off to Benzema on the edge of the box. The Frenchman's shot takes a deflection and loops into the grateful arms of Grohe, but he really ought to have done better with his left foot there.
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74' Poor from Vazquez. Ronaldo finds him in space on the right wing - with time on the ball, Lucas screws up his low cross to Benzema in the middle of the box, with his underhit pass easily cleared by Kannemann.
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73' Isco is coming off to be replaced by Lucas Vazquez. Surely Casemiro ought to be protected for El Clasico? A dilemma for Zidane, as his side only lead by a single goal.
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71' Ramiro goes off to be replaced by Everton. Can the super-sub replicate his heroics against Pachuca tonight?
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70' Almost! Luan spreads the ball to Ramiro bursting into the right channel, and his first-time chip aimed at Fernandinho in space in the box is overhit, and the chance is wasted.
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Here's another mind-blowing stat for this year's Ballon d'Or winner...

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored his 53rd goal for club & country in 2017, equalling the totals of Robert Lewandowski & Lionel Messi for most goals scored in this calendar year.
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Zidane’s Real Madrid have only lost 3 of the 82 matches when they have scored the first goal. Gremio have it all to do....
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66' Solid keeping from Keylor Navas as he is alert to cut out Bruno Cortez' low cross from the left wing. The Costa Rican has had a quiet night so far, and it seems as though it may continue.
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65' OFF THE POST! Luka Modric receives the ball in the middle of the park, runs a couple of yards and hammers a stunning low drive that looks destined for the bottom left corner, only for Grohe to tip the ball onto the post with a fingertip save!
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63' Lucas Barrios is replaced by Gremio striker Jael.
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Meanwhile, the stat boffins have let me know that Cristiano Ronaldo has now tied Pele as the ALL-TIME top goal scorer in the HISTORY of the Intercontinental Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup, with 7 goals.

Messi has 5, btw.