2014 FIFA Club World Cup Final
The 2014 FIFA Club World Cup Final was the final match of the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup, a football tournament hosted by Morocco. It was the 11th final of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised tournament between the winner clubs from each of the six continental confederations, as well as the league winner from the host nation.
The Stade de Marrakech staged the final
|Event||2014 FIFA Club World Cup|
|Date||20 December 2014|
|Venue||Stade de Marrakech, Marrakesh|
|Man of the Match||Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)|
|Referee||Walter López (Guatemala)|
18 °C (64 °F)
The final was contested between Spanish club Real Madrid, representing UEFA as the reigning champions of the UEFA Champions League, and Argentine club San Lorenzo, representing CONMEBOL as the reigning champions of the Copa Libertadores. It was played at the Stade de Marrakech in Marrakesh on 20 December 2014. The Spanish club won the match 2–0 and won their first FIFA Club World Cup title, and their fourth world club title counting the 1960, 1998 and 2002 Intercontinental Cups, equaling Milan's record.
Real Madrid qualified for the tournament as winners of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League, following a 4–1 extra time win against Atlético Madrid in the final. This was Real Madrid's second time competing in the tournament, after finishing fourth in the inaugural tournament in 2000. They have played five times in the Intercontinental Cup, the predecessor of the FIFA Club World Cup, with three wins (1960, 1998, 2002) and two losses (1966, 2000). They reached the final after defeating Mexican club Cruz Azul in the semi-finals.
San Lorenzo qualified for the tournament as winners of the 2014 Copa Libertadores, following a 2–1 aggregate win against Nacional in the final. This was San Lorenzo's first time competing in the tournament. They reached the final after defeating New Zealand club Auckland City in the semi-finals.
Route to the finalEdit
|Real Madrid||Team||San Lorenzo|
|Winners of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League||Qualification||Winners of the 2014 Copa Libertadores|
|4–0 Cruz Azul
(Ramos 15', Benzema 36', Bale 50', Isco 72')
|Semi-finals||2–1 (a.e.t.) Auckland City|
(Barrientos 45+2', Matos 93')
|Real Madrid||2–0||San Lorenzo|
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- Regarding it as world club title de facto, cf. "Real Madrid turn winning run into a world title". FIFA. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
In terms of making history, Real, who have now equalled Milan’s record of four World and Intercontinental Cup wins, ...
"Real Madrid claim FIFA Club World Cup". UEFA. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
Madrid equal AC Milan's record of four world club titles, having both also lifted the old European-South American Cup three times before clinching the successor trophy, each under Carlo Ancelotti.
- "Ramos outshines the rest". FIFA.com. 20 December 2014.
- "Regulations – FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014" (PDF). FIFA.
- FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014, FIFA.com