Al Jazira v Real Madrid 13 December 2017


The Portuguese superstar was not so impressed by the Al Jazira fans taunts at the beginning of Wednesday's semi-final.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has warned his side not to take Al Jazira lightly as the clubs prepare to meet in the semifinal of the Club World Cup on Wednesday.

CR7 didn't quite manage it - allowing Bale to claim the goal and regain his status as Real Madrid's big-match hero.

The dream may be over for Al Jazira, but for football fans in the UAE there is still plenty more top quality football ahead with a mouth-watering final set for Saturday, 16 December, between European giants, Real Madrid and Brazil's Gremio at 21:00 in Zayed Sports City Stadium.

Boussoufa was in front of the pass, so Al-Jazira's goal was ruled out.

Earlier, Al Jazira produced a scintillating performance to give Spanish giants Real Madrid a scare in the second semi-final.

However, after a four-minute delay for the VAR referral, Brazilian referee Sandro Ricci disallowed the goal due to Benzema being in an offside position despite the fact the Frenchman was arguably not interfering with play.

Real Madrid failed to equalize the score before the half time to end the first half 1-0.

A monumental upset looked on when Al Jazira had the ball in the net for a second time two minutes into the second half. That particular strike at home to Borussia Dortmund also took him to 114 career goals in 146 Champions League games - another of his personal records, and came just 24 hours before he matched Messi by picking up a joint record fifth Ballon D'Or award.

However, all was not lost for Real, who fought back through Cristiano Ronaldo.