Real Madrid will face Al Ain in the 2018 Fifa Club World Cup Final on Saturday (today) reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The Los Blancos are one game away from being crowned champions of the world for the third time in a row.
Santiago Solari’s side face a stern test against Al Ain after the UAE champions shocked River Plate in the semi-finals.
A Gareth Bale hat-trick saw Real cruise past Kashima Antlers 3-1 to book their spot in the final, and the Spanish giants are on course to make it a hat-trick of Club World Cup successes.
And Solari was delighted with the manner in which his players booked their place in the final and expects them to continue in the same vein on Saturday.
“We played as if it was the final,” Solari’s said after his side’s semi-final win over Kashima Antlers.
“And I am sure that on Saturday we will do the same or better because it is the real final and we want to finish the year with another prize that would be a third consecutive Club World Cup.”
Meanwhile, Al Ain are the dominant force in Abu Dhabi and the only UAE side to have ever won the Asian Champions League, winning it in 2004.
Coach Zoran Mamic is dreaming of producing what would be the biggest ever result in the history of Arab football after admitting Real will go into the final heavy favourites.
“Last year we have the example of Al Jazira, against who Real had 10 chances to score and didn’t, then Al Jazira took their one chance and Real struggled to get back into it.“Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.