Al Ain - Match Report & Highlights

Al Ain - Match Report & Highlights”

It was a record fourth triumph in this competition for Real, with them surpassing LaLiga rivals Barcelona's tally of three wins, as boss Santiago Solari celebrated his first trophy in management.

Modric, victor of the Ballon d'Or, World Cup Golden Ball and FIFA's The Best Men's Player prize, scored his first Madrid goal since January to start the rout.

Madrid substitute Vinicius Jr. burst through in stoppage an fired in a shot which defender Yahia Nader diverted into his own net. "It's my first for the senior team, and what could be better than in this final". We scored several goals.

Al Ain started brightly and came close to taking a shock lead when Sweden global striker Marcus Berg could only prod the ball into the gloves of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Luka Modric curled home the opening goal from the edge of the area after Karim Benzema's lay-off.

It was also his first goal in a final for Madrid and the Croatia worldwide suggested he might go for goal on a more regular basis after his unerring 25-yard finish.

Solari isn't long in the job at Real Madrid, but has already put his name to some silverware with what he will hope to be a building block for future success.

But the Emiratis hung on and could have levelled when Rayan Yaslam Mohamad Al Jaberi could only slice a shot out of play for a throw-in.

Real's captain, Sergio Ramos, then grabbed his side's third goal with a powerful header following a corner before Al Ain, who shocked South American champions River Plate in the semi-finals, scored a late consolation goal through Japanese defender Tsukasa Shiotani.

Like this



23 December 2018
At least 20 killed, 165 wounded after tsunami hits Indonesia
Managed to evacuate with my family to higher ground trough forest paths and villages, where we are taken care of (by) the locals. Footage posted on Twitter by Nugroho showed the aftermath of the tsunami, with flooded streets and an overturned vehicle .

23 December 2018
USA government partially shutdown Saturday ahead of Christmas holiday
Meanwhile, customs and Border Patrol agents guarding the Ambassador Bridge will continue working over the holiday without pay. Social Security has its own funding source and will issue its usual checks.

22 December 2018
Facebook to Develop Cryptocurrency for Whatsapp, Sources Say
The WhatsApp mobile messaging service, meanwhile, enjoys enormous popularity in India , where it has over 200 million users. As you might have guessed, the concept of a stablecoin isn't new and somewhat questionable.

22 December 2018
Anthony Joshua awarded the OBE title
Wilder, the WBC champion, drew with Tyson Fury and a rematch is on the table but Joshua hopes to unify the division at Wembley. That said, there is an very bad lot to be said for having excellent role models at the top of boxing like Joshua.

22 December 2018
Roy Hodgson praises Crystal Palace's discipline after 'bonus' win at Manchester City
If Manchester City do indeed lose this match, they'll be six points behind Liverpool , with both teams having played 17 matches. Eden Hazard came close on 33 minutes but crashed his effort onto the bar as his search for a 100th Chelsea goal continued.

22 December 2018
Five other countries formally accuse China of APT10 hacking spree
Beijing also named Britain as it blasted US allies, saying that Britain was "fabricating rumours" and "having ulterior motives". On Thursday , the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against Chinese nationals Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong.

22 December 2018
DRC Presidential election delayed for a week
The long-delayed election is meant to choose a successor for President Joseph Kabila , due to step down after 18 years in power. New IRC analysis ranks Congo as the country second most at risk of experiencing humanitarian crisis in 2019.

22 December 2018
Truce in Yemen’s key port city takes effect
In a process overseen by a UN-chaired committee, troops from both sides are supposed to withdraw from the entire area. Earlier, however, an Ansarullah spokesman said they will remain committed to the agreement to reduce tensions.

22 December 2018
Ford Kennel Prototype Cancels Out Noise, Looks Super Cool
The high-tech kennel has external microphones that absorb the loud noises and a sound system that technically opposes the noise. In the Edge vehicle, the system listens for high levels of engine and transmission noise.

22 December 2018
Historic deal will allow Cuban talent to sign with Major League Baseball
In the deal , players would still have to obtain a work visa from a country other than Cuba , per US policy. Now, players can return to Cuba in the offseason if it is approved by their Major League Baseball club.