Al Jazira 1-2 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo said it would be great if Real Madrid C.F.'s "BBC" reunited, the five-time Ballon d'Or victor eyeing a reunion with Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.

Real Madrid's unwanted December distraction, a trip to FIFA's World Club Cup as Champions League winners, will continue according to script despite a scare on Wednesday in the United Arab Emirates.

Madrid will meet Gremio of Brazil in the finals on Saturday.

Zinedine Zidane maintains Karim Benzema had a "very good" Club World Cup semi-final, despite his misses, and "won't ask" Real Madrid for another striker.

Real failed to hit back in the final stages of the first half and went into the break trailing by the lone goal. "We were patient and we turned it around in the second half".

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Al Jazira got the first goal after 41 minutes of play through Brazilian star Romarinho.

Al Jazira goalkeper Ali Khasif played a huge part in keeping the European champions at bay, saving from Ronaldo from close range, pushing Raphael Varane's shot on to the bar and turning Luka Modric's shot on to the post.

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But Ronaldo scored a superb goal to restore parity in the 53rd minute. He ruled it out again following consultation with his video assistant.

After Romarinho had opened the scoring for the massive underdogs, Mbark Boussoufa tapped home following a lightning counter-attack to seemingly hand his side a two-goal lead.

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