Previous
FC Astana
BATE Borisov
7:00 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Ararat-Armenia
F91 Dudelange
8:00 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
FK Suduva
Ferencvaros
10:00 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Malmo FF
Bnei Yehuda
10:00 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Hapoel Be'er
10:30 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Ludogorets Razgrad
NK Maribor
10:30 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
FC Copenhagen
Riga FC
10:45 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Legia Warsaw
Rangers
11:00 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
AEK Athens
Trabzonspor
11:00 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
KAA Gent
Rijeka
11:30 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
AZ Alkmaar
Antwerp
11:30 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
FCSB
Guimaraes
11:30 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
PSV Eindhoven
Apollon Limassol
11:30 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Strasbourg
Eintracht Frankfurt
11:30 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Braga
Spartak Moscow
11:45 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Linfield
FK Qarabag
11:45 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Celtic
AIK
11:45 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Torino
Wolverhampton Wanderers
12:00 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Espanyol
FC Zorya Luhansk
12:00 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Partizan Belgrade
Molde
12:00 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Slovan Bratislava
PAOK Salonika
12:00 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Next
Celta VigoCelta Vigo
Real MadridReal Madrid
1
3
FT
Game Details

Real Madrid's Santiago Solari lauds 'difficult to repeat' FIFA Club World Cup achievement

Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari said his side's three consecutive Club World Cup titles will be difficult to repeat after Saturday's 4-1 final victory over hosts Al Ain in Abu Dhabi.

Al Ain had two early chances but once Luka Modric curled Madrid ahead they strolled on to victory thanks to Marcos Llorente, Sergio Ramos and a Yahia Nader own-goal, with Al Ain's Tsukasa Shiotani getting a late consolation for the hosts

"We are all very happy," Solari said at the post-game news conference. "The praise for those [CWC titles] goes to the players, and it puts a brooch on a marvellous period of the Champions Leagues titles. Now they have added a third consecutive Club World Cup.

"That will be difficult to repeat. We want to continue for sure. But this group of players have made history. The team is used to repeating successes, this club is.

"They know how difficult it is to win things. We showed seriousness in this tournament. There can always be surprises in football, and they [Al Ain] almost scored at the start.

"We kept playing and scored at the important moments."

Real Madrid celebrate winning FIFA Club World Cup for third year in succession.

Having become just the fifth person to win a Club World Cup/Intercontinental Cup winners medal as both player and coach, Solari preferred to share the glory with all those responsible for this era of Madrid's success -- especially previous manager Zinedine Zidane.

"The players deserve this, they have got here by working so hard and winning so many trophies," he said. "It is for the club and the players in particular, and other coaches, like Zidane, who must be congratulated like all the others who have worked and keep working for the club.

"It will be difficult for anyone to equal this."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.