Two networks Gaku Shibasaki surprise when the European champions made it 2-1 early in the second half, but the advantage did not last long after Ronaldo equalized with a penalty in the 60th minute to drag the game into extra time.

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European champions 11 times, was again faced anxious moments when almost losing the captain, Sergio Ramos due to red card before Ronaldo scored twice in the first half of extra time.

Real won the tournament for the second time in three years and the fifth time overall champion was able to win easily seen when Karim Benzema first put their team ahead in the ninth minute before Shibasaki change position.

Kashima is the first Asian team to reach the final despite qualifying tournament as champions of the host, Japan.