Ronaldo’s 500th Goal Sees Real To Club World Cup Final

By Ikenga Chronicles December 16, 2016

The year 2016 has been a massive one for Cristiano Ronaldo as he scored his 500th club goal on Thursday when Madrid beat¬†Mexico’s Club America 2-0 to reach the Club World Cup final in Japan.

Ronaldo, won his fourth Ballon d’Or earlier this week, only to reach another feat by scoring his 500th goal despite having several missed chances.The 500th goals for the 31-year-old includes 377 goals in 366 games for Real with 118 more in 292 games for Manchester United and five in 31 for Sporting.

Ronaldo’s goal on Thursday night was second to Karim Benzema’s goal to extend Madrid’s unbeaten run to 36 matches in all competitions.

However, the Spanish giants will face shock finalists Kashima Antlers, the J-League champions, in Yokohama on Sunday as they look to capture their second world title in three years and fifth in total.

“Our sole aim was to reach the final — so it’s job done,” Real coach Zinedine Zidane told reporters

“We didn’t have a great rhythm in the first half, but in the second half we created more chances and Cristiano was able to kill the game off so I’m very happy,” added the Frenchman.

“It was a long flight to Japan and we have very few days to rest and prepare for the final, but we have come here to win this Club World Cup.”

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