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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick as Real Madrid shook off a monumental effort from Kashima Antlers to lift the Club World Cup with a 4-2 extra-time win in Sunday’s final.

Eleven-time European champion Madrid went into the match at Nissan Stadium as the overwhelming favorite to win its second world title in two years, against a Kashima side that qualified for the tournament as J. League champions and had played three games at the tournament already.

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