Real Madrid beat Al Hilal 5-3 in Morocco to win FIFA Club World Cup for fifth time

Real Madrid players celebrate with the trophy after winning the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco in February 2023.
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Real Madrid have won the FIFA Club World Cup for the fifth time in eight editions after beating Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal 5-3 in Morocco on Saturday night.

The 14-time European champions went 2-0 up inside 20 minutes thanks to goals from Vinicius Junior and Fede Valverde, but Al Hilal pulled one back shortly afterwards through Malian forward Moussa Marega.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.