However, 2017 Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo fired home the only goal of the game with a low free kick in the 53rd minute to hand the Spanish European champions the lead.
"Another performance like this in a Final?"
In 51st minutes of the game, coach of Al Jazira replaced the current stopper Ali Khasif by Khaled Al Senani. "He looks very happy to me and very pleased to be with his team-mates". They make it very hard for their opponents, so I'm very happy. We got the win, though not without digging deep.
A superb free-kick from Cristiano Ronaldo broke the deadlock after 53 minutes, the five-time Ballon d'Or victor clipping the ball over the wall and into the bottom corner.
Of being with his team-mates in the United Arab Emirates for the mid-season event, Ramos added: "It is like going on a camping trip, a bit more professional, but with your mates spending lots of time together".
Having initially appeared to rule out the goal and then given it, Brazilian referee Sandro Ricci then chalked it off for good having decided Benzema, who was in an offside position, was interfering despite not touching the ball. Favourite trophy? The League because it's the most demanding.
"For us, it is fundamental that Cristiano stays all his life", he said. This is his home.
'At half-time, I told the players to stay calm because the chances were going to come. We have to repay their faith on the pitch now, and we have to run and show our commitment. I don't know if it's golden, but we're doing very well. "I think football is better without it, but that is my opinion". "I didn't expect to match Del Bosque, but I have to congratulate the players because what they're doing isn't easy".
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