The goals for Al Hilal were the work of Malian Moussa Marega (26) and Argentine Luciano Vietto (63 and 78).
With their victory, Real Madrid extends its dominance in the competition. It has won five editions, two more than Barcelona -the second club with the most titles-. It also has three Intercontinentals -predecessor of this trophy- in its showcases.
move the ball fast
Real Madrid was clear that moving the ball quickly at the Príncipe Moulay Abdellah stadium was the key to disarming their rival and they executed the plan without hesitation.
This is how the first of a fun goal festival fell: The team combined until Benzema read Vinicus’s unmarking into space, who looked up and opted to finish low. Goalkeeper and captain Abudllah Almayouf touched the ball before it went in.
He was also about to stop Valverde’s volley that made it 2-0 after a poor clearance from a subdued defense.
If Vinicius pointed to the shield and set a dance to celebrate, the Uruguayan looked for Carlo Ancelotti to give him a hug and thank him for continuing to bet on him despite his well-known downturn after the World Cup.