Real Madrid reach Club World Cup final

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo’s goal took his tally to 500 in his professional club career

Real Madrid extended their unbeaten run to 36 games by beating Club America 2-0 to reach the Fifa Club World Cup final against Kashima Antlers on Sunday.

The European champions put out a strong side including Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.

They took the lead against the Mexican side just before half-time when Karim Benzema latched on to a Toni Kroos pass and sent in a shot from 12 yards.

Ronaldo scored in added time to secure Real’s victory.

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema<!–

Benzema is the first Real Madrid player to score in two different Club World Cup competitions

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Match ends, América 0, Real Madrid 2.

Second Half ends, América 0, Real Madrid 2.

Offside, América. Rubens Sambueza tries a through ball, but Oribe Peralta is caught offside.

Goal! América 0, Real Madrid 2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

Nacho (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nacho (Real Madrid).

Carlos Quintero (América) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Marcelo.

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

Foul by José Daniel Guerrero (América).

Attempt missed. Michael Arroyo (América) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by William Da Silva.

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

Foul by Paolo Goltz (América).

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Pablo Aguilar.

Substitution, Real Madrid. Álvaro Morata replaces Karim Benzema.

Foul by Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid).

William Da Silva (América) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by William Da Silva (América).

Attempt saved. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

Substitution, Real Madrid. James Rodríguez replaces Toni Kroos.

Substitution, América. Michael Arroyo replaces Silvio Romero.

Attempt missed. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo with a headed pass.

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carlos Quintero (América).

Foul by Marcelo (Real Madrid).

Silvio Romero (América) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution, América. Carlos Quintero replaces Renato Ibarra.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Paolo Goltz.

Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

Hand ball by Karim Benzema (Real Madrid).

Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

Substitution, América. José Daniel Guerrero replaces Ventura Alvarado.

Attempt missed. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Miguel Samudio (América).

Offside, Real Madrid. Luka Modric tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

Foul by Raphael Varane (Real Madrid).

Oribe Peralta (América) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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