Abu Dhabi: Gareth Bale needed less than a minute to help Real Madrid reach the Club World Cup final after his team faced a potential shock elimination from the tournament.
Bale scored with his first touch after coming on as a substitute in the 81st minute as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Emirates club Al Jazira 2-1 in Wednesday’s semifinal.
The Los Blancos will try to win its third world title in four seasons when they face South American champion Gremio of Brazil, Saturday.
The match had two goals disallowed by video review, one for each team. There was confusion when Madrid’s first half goal was ruled out by a decision that took a few minutes before the video assistant referee became involved.
Madrid struggled early and allowed the local league winners to open the scoring with a goal by Brazilian forward Romarinho just before half time.
But Cristiano Ronaldo equalised early in the second half and Bale netted the winner less than a minute after replacing Karim Benzema. The Wales forward, coming off a series of injuries, scored with a low left-foot touch from the center of the area after a pass by forward Lucas Vazquez, who had also come off the bench.
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Kolimati: Amid allegations of large-scale irregularities in ration card distribution, scores of poor tribals in Kolimati panchayat under Anandapur block in Keonjhar district have been left out of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) coverage.The tribal people alleged that though … Continue reading
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Nayagarh: A history-sheeter was shot at by the police during an encounter on Nayagarh (Autonomous) College road late Monday night, police said Tuesday. Suresh Rout (38) of Poibadi village in Daspalla block of the district sustained critical injuries after the … Continue reading
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Bhadrak: The progress of toilet construction under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) has been tardy in Jagannathprasad panchayat under Basudevpur block in this district, as funds have not been made available to beneficiaries even eight months after the work orders … Continue reading
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Koraput: The cultural link between Orissa and Maharashtra dates back to ancient times and people of both the regions played a crucial role in nation building, said Central University-Koraput vice-chancellor Sachchidananda Tuesday at the varsity’s Sunabeda campus. He said this … Continue reading
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