Karim Benzema was Real Madrid’s hero in their Club World Cup semi-final win over Club America. The French striker scored the opening goal in a comprehensive 2-0 victory, his goal coming from a tremendous passing move. Madrid played the ball out from the back before Ronaldo picked it up on the right and brought it infield.
Exchanging passes with Luka Modric, the ball eventually was played to Toni Kroos, who parted the defence like Moses parting the red sea. His through ball was laid on a plate for Benzema to hit a terrific finish. With the goalkeeper advancing and the defender also closing in, the forward managed to find the top corner of the net.
Later in the game, Ronaldo would add the second and confirm Madrid’s place in the final. Hanging off the shoulder of the last defender, he was played through on goal before rifling a finish into the bottom corner. They are now unbeaten in 36 matches in all competitions, a club record.