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Real Madrid level Barcelona with third Club World Cup title in four years

Cristiano Ronaldo's 53rd minute free kick goal was all that Real Madrid needed for a third Club World Cup title.

Real Madrid team following their Club World Cup success in Abu Dhabi

Real Madrid won their third Club World Cup title in the club's history by beating Brazil's Gremio in the final that was played on Saturday in Abu Dhabi. This is the club's third Club World Cup title to match fellow Spanish team Barcelona with the most titles in the competition's history. The three titles have come in the past four years to highlight the club's growing dominance in the continent and the world stage. (Source: Reuters)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal against Gremio in the Club World Cup final

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the final. In the 53rd minute, he was brought down to earn a free kick and stepped up to take it himself. After the trademark movement, he found the gap between the Gremio wall to find the corner of the goal leaving no chance for the keeper. Ronaldo is the highest scorer in Club World Cup history. (Source: Reuters)

Cristiano Ronaldo gestures following the win against Gremio at Club World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo took his Club World Cup titles tally to four with the win in Abu Dhabi. He has won three with Real Madrid and one with Manchester United. (Source: Reuters)

Toni Kroos took his Club World Cup titles tally to four after win over Gremio

Alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Toni Kroos has become an individual player with most Club World Cup titles. His tally of four trophies includes three with Real Madrid and one with Bayern Munich. (Source: Reuters)

Real Madrid won the Club World Cup in 2014

Real Madrid's first Club World Cup trophy came in 2014 when they beat Argentina's San Lorezno in the final in Morocco. (Source: Reuters)

Real Madrid won the Club World Cup in 2016

Real Madrid won their second Club World Cup last year after beating Kashima Antlers 4-2. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to overturn a 1-2 deficit. With the trophy in 2017, Real Madrid have become the first club to win back-to-back Club World Cups. (Source: AP)

Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Jonathan Urretaviscay with respective trophies after Club World Cup

Luka Modric (centre) won the golden ball at the Club World Cup in 2017. Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a silver while the bronze went to Pachuca's Jonathan Urretaviscay. (Source: AP)

Gareth Bale with the Club World Cup title

Gareth Bale came on as a substitute in the second half of the Club World Cup final. He played a crucial role in Real Madrid reaching the final after scoring the winner against Al Jazira in the semi-final. (Source: Instagram)

Sergio Ramos with the Club World Cup title

Sergio Ramos-led Real Madrid to the title by forming a rock in the defence. (Source: Instagram)