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Al Jazira V Real Madrid - As it happened.

Pin Official lineups for the Club World Cup semi-final between Al Jazira and Real Madrid. BeSoccer
Official lineups for the Club World Cup semi-final between Al Jazira and Real Madrid. BeSoccer

Al Jazira V Real Madrid - As it happened.

Jack Ottman by Jack Ottman @jackottman - 0 +13k

Join us for live text updates of the Club World Cup semi-final between Al Jazira and Real Madrid at the Zayed Sports City Stadium.

Full-time: Real Madrid through to the final! Hearbreak for Al Jazira as Madrid eventually found a way to win the game. Romarinho gave them a shock lead but Ronaldo and Bale replied to send Real Madrid through to the final of the Club World Cup.
Three minutes added on.
Acrobatic effort from Bale! The Welshman tries his luck with a flying volley from 20 yards out but the goalkeeper is right behind it.
GOAL REAL MADRID!!! BALE!! Instance impact from the Welshman! Lucas Vazquez cuts the ball back and Bale strokes the ball home from inside the area, through the legs of Ronaldo! Madrid finally lead!
Gareth Bale replaces Karim Benzema for Real Madrid. 10 minutes to go.
Al Jazira's third change sees Al Hosani maked way for Ahmed Rabia.
Asensio picks up the ball around 25 yards out and tries to curl into the top corner but his effort is over the bar.
Heroic defending! Marcelo gets in behind and tries to cut it back for a number of Real Madrid players waiting in the area but Ayed slides in for a vital interception. Ronaldo heads wide from the resultant corner.
Benzema hits the post again! Asensio cuts the ball back from the left and Benzema slightly miscues his first-time effort but it strikes the post and bounces out.
Double change for Real Madrid sees Asensio and Lucas Vazquez on for Isco and Kovacic.
Mohamed Ayed picks up a yellow card for a challenge on Isco.
Al Jazira break and Romarinho has a go from 25 yards out but it's into the side netting.
Benzema hits the post! The Frenchman's curling effort frmo inside the area beats the keeper but crashes off the post.
Great save Al Senaani! The keeper picks up where Ali Khaseif left off, coming out quickly to thwart Benzema from close range.
Mubarak is replaced by Eissa for Al Jazira's second change.
Al Senaani makes his first save after coming on, getting down well to keep out Benzema's drive from outside the box.
Ronaldo crosses in from the left with Benzema waiting in the middle but Ayed makes a vital interception and heads the ball away.
MADRID EQUALISE!! RONALDO!! Modric threads the ball into the area for Ronaldo, who takes a touch before firing past Al Sennani to make it 1-1 and become the top scorer in Club World Cup history.
More bad news for Al Jazira as their heroic goalkeeper has to be replaced through injury. Al Senaani comes on in his place.
GOAL DISALLOWED FOR AL JAZIRA!!! The UAE side break from a corner and somehow have two men clear of the defence. The ball is played to Boussoufa who converts from close range. The players celebrate but it is ruled out for offside. Such drama!
Al Jazira get the game back underway. Can Real Madrid find an equaliser?
Half-time: 1-0 to Al Jazira! A totally one-sided first half but somehow Al Jazira go ahead thanks to a goal late on in the half from Romarinho! Wow!
Four minutes added on.
GOAL AL JAZIRA!!!!! ROMARINHO! Out of nowhere Al Jazira have the lead! Boussoufa plays the ball to Romarinho on the left side of the area and he cuts inside of Varane and curls past Navas to give his side a shock lead!
NO GOAL MADRID! Casemiro scores from a header but it goes to VAR and Isco is ruled offside as he crossed the ball!
Modric lays the ball back for Casemiro around 30 yards out and he goes for the first time shot but it sails over the crossbar.
It has been almost entirely Real Madrid during this half, but they do look vulnerable to a possible counter attack if Al Jazira can get organised.
Benzema finally heads past Al Khaseif after Isco's cross but the referee blows for a push by Ronaldo on Ayed.
Al Jazira break from the corner and Mabkhout is released before going for goal from 25 yards out but it's just wide of the post with Navas scrambling.
The keeper saves again! He gets down low again to keep out Modric's shot from around 20 yards out. He then catches the ball after a header from the resulting corner.
Half chance for Al Jazira from a free kick. Boussoufa swings the ball in and Navas comes out but the ball sails past the back post for a goal kick.
Another save from Al Khaseif! This time the keeper gets down to his left to keep out Benzema's header. Moments later Benzema heads over from close range after Achraf's cross.
After his rapid start involving a number of vital saves. Al Khaseif is now down receiving treatment. He looks like he's alright to carry on though.
Another Madrid attack and another chance. Ronaldo can't get the ball out his feet quick enough from close range and the goalkeeper gathers.
An almighty goalmouth scramble ensues after the goalkeeper palms a deflected header onto the crossbar but Benzema's shot is blocked out for a corner. Moments later, Modric's long range driveis tipped onto the post. One way traffic at the moment.
Ronaldo heads towards the bottom corner from inside the area but the keeper gets down to parry it away.
Ronaldo fires over from long range. A sighter for the Portuguese.
Modric is flagged offside as he looks to latch onto long ball.
Real Madrid get us underway!
The teams are out on the pitch and we'll be underway shortly.
Al Jazira have won two games to reach this stage, a 1-0 win over Aukland City followed by the same scoreline against Urawa Red Diamonds. Real Madrid, on the other hand, got an automatic bye to the semi-finals.
The winner of this clash at the Zayed Sports City Stadium will face Gremio in the final of the Club World Cup on Saturday.
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