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Kashima Antlers 1-3 Real Madrid: Gareth Bale hits hat-trick in Club World Cup

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale is the third player to score a hat-trick in the tournament's history - after Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez

Gareth Bale scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Kashima Antlers to set up a Club World Cup final against Al Ain, of the United Arab Emirates, on Saturday.

Wales forward Bale scored the semi-final's opening goal in Abu Dhabi via the post after a one-two with Marcelo.

He tapped his second into an empty net after a defensive error and two minutes later blasted a third from a tight angle from another Marcelo pass.

Shoma Doi pulled one back for the Asian champions.

Bale, who has now scored six goals in five Club World Cup games, had been a doubt with an ankle injury, and was substituted by boss Santiago Solari just before the hour mark.

Real Madrid are aiming to win the tournament for a third year in a row.

They face Abu Dhabi side Al Ain at the Zayed Sports City Stadium on Saturday (16:30 GMT) - with live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

Al Ain, who qualified as champions of the host country, shocked Copa Libertadores winners River Plate by winning on penalties in their semi-final.

Line-ups

Kashima Antlers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Kwoun
  • 22NishiSubstituted forAnzaiat 56'minutes
  • 35Jung Seung-Hyun
  • 3Shoji
  • 16YamamotoBooked at 52mins
  • 25EndoSubstituted forOliveira Mouraat 82'minutes
  • 6NagakiSubstituted forUchidaat 45'minutes
  • 4Silva Serejo
  • 30Abe
  • 8Doi
  • 18Soler de Oliveira Junior

Substitutes

  • 2Uchida
  • 11Oliveira Moura
  • 14Kanamori
  • 19Yamaguchi
  • 21Sogahata
  • 26Kubota
  • 28Machida
  • 29Kawamata
  • 32Anzai
  • 36Tanaka
  • 39Inukai
  • 40Ogasawara

Real Madrid

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 25Courtois
  • 2CarvajalBooked at 42mins
  • 5Varane
  • 4Ramos
  • 12Marcelo
  • 18Llorente
  • 17VázquezSubstituted forIscoat 68'minutes
  • 10Modric
  • 8Kroos
  • 11BaleSubstituted forAsensioat 60'minutesSubstituted forCasemiroat 74'minutes
  • 9Benzema

Substitutes

  • 1Navas
  • 3Vallejo
  • 6Nacho
  • 13Casilla
  • 14Casemiro
  • 15Valverde
  • 19Odriozola
  • 20Asensio
  • 22Isco
  • 23Reguilón
  • 24Ceballos
  • 28Vinícius Júnior
Referee:
Wilton Pereira Sampaio
Attendance:
30,554

Match Stats

Home TeamKashima AntlersAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Kashima Antlers 1, Real Madrid 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Kashima Antlers 1, Real Madrid 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Kashima Antlers. Conceded by Raphael Varane.

  4. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  5. Post update

    Delay in match (Real Madrid).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Isco.

  7. Post update

    Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jung Seung-Hyun (Kashima Antlers).

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Casemiro.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Léo Silva (Kashima Antlers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Koki Anzai.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Kashima Antlers. Leandro replaces Yasushi Endo.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Jung Seung-Hyun.

  14. Post update

    Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Atsuto Uchida (Kashima Antlers).

  16. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  17. Post update

    VAR: Goal. Referee decision on field cancelled.

  18. Post update

    Delay in match (Real Madrid). Video Review.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Kashima Antlers 1, Real Madrid 3. Shoma Doi (Kashima Antlers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yasushi Endo with a headed pass.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Kashima Antlers. Conceded by Raphael Varane.

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