Real Madrid, the reigning champion of Europe, reached the Club World Cup final by defeating its counterpart from Asia, Kashima Antlers, 3-1 on Wednesday in the semifinals.
Real could have won by more.
Ballon d'Or victor Modric gave Real a 14th-minute lead, and Marcos Llorente's fantastic volley wrapped up the win on the hour mark before Sergio Ramos' late third and Tsukasa Shiotani's consolation.
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Madrid's second goal was scored by Marcos Llorente, who broke a 71-game wait for his first goal as a professional footballer with a 20-yard half-volley.
Skipper Sergio Ramos added a 79th-minute header from Modric's cross, seven minutes before the United Arab Emirates champions registered a consolation through Tsukasa Shiotani.
But Real did not wait long to make Berg pay, as Karim Benzema teed up Modric, who took a touch before curling a fine left-footed strike into the bottom corner.
Real have now won the last three editions of the tournament, also lifting the trophy in 2014, and they moved ahead of Spanish rivals Barcelona as the team to have won it the most times.
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Sergio Ramos got in the act after 78 minutes with a towering header into the top corner following a corner from Luka Modric.
Shiotani then reduced the deficit as he nodded in from a free-kick, only for Real to go 4-1 up in added time when substitute Vinicius Junior's effort was inadvertently diverted in by fellow substitute Nader.
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