There were no surprises in the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014 FIFA, and Real Madrid will face San Lorenzo in the final. They will play on Saturday, December 20th in Le Grand Stade de Marrakech at 19:30.
In the FIFA Club World Cup Final Betting Preview, Los Merengues are the favorites to win this tournament for the first time in their history.
The team led by Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti is listed at online sportsbook Bodog with 1.16 Odds to lift the cup in Morocco
Real Madrid comes into this game with an impressive streak of 21 consecutive wins in all competitions. The Spanish team has not lost a game since Sept. 13, when they fell 2-1 to Atletico Madrid in La Liga.
Los Merengues are on the top of the Spanish league with 39 points, four more than Barcelona, and are the best offense with 55 goals scored, 25 of which have been from Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo.
The team led by Carlo Ancelotti got his ticket to the final after beating Cruz Azul 4-0. Cristiano Ronaldo did not score in that game but helped with assists to Isco and Gareth Bale.
San Lorenzo struggled more than expected to beat Auckland City in the semifinals and needed a goal in overtime to advance. El Ciclon finished in the ninth place of the table in the First Division of Argentine football with 26 points, 15 away from the leader (Racing).
The team led by Edgardo Bauza got to this tournament after winning the Copa Libertadores for the first time in 54 years after defeating Nacional de Paraguay with an aggregate score of 2-1.
It will be the second time an Argentine team will face a Spanish side in the final of this tournament. The first one was in 2009 when Barcelona won 2-1 against Estudiantes de la Plata in overtime with goals from Pedro and Lionel Messi.
The last game of the Merengues against an opponent of Argentina was in 2003 during the XXV Santiago Bernabeu Trophy, beating River Plate 3-1.
Real Madrid will continue their great streak and will win the title of the FIFA World Cup Club for the first time in their history