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UAE: Superb Bale hat-trick sends Madrid through to Club World Cup final04:26

UAE: Superb Bale hat-trick sends Madrid through to Club World Cup final

United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
December 19, 2018 at 23:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

Real Madrid head coach Santiago Solari praised Welsh winger Gareth Bale's performance after Real Madrid beat Kashima Antlers 3-1 on Wednesday in the semi-final of the Club World Cup, while speaking at a press conference in Abu Dhabi.

The former Tottenham player scored three quickfire goals to sink the Japanese outfit.

"Bale ate everything put in front of him tonight. The lights, the scenario, the stands, the goals, the nets. He had a great performance and he has shown who he really is and what he is capable of," he said.

In turn, Kashima Antlers head coach Go Oiwa said: "The attacking players had to spend too much time defending, maybe that was a big weight on them. We didn’t attack enough throughout the game. That’s my opinion."

The European champions will now face Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates on Saturday after they defeated River Plate in the other semi-final.

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UAE: Superb Bale hat-trick sends Madrid through to Club World Cup final04:26
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Real Madrid head coach Santiago Solari praised Welsh winger Gareth Bale's performance after Real Madrid beat Kashima Antlers 3-1 on Wednesday in the semi-final of the Club World Cup, while speaking at a press conference in Abu Dhabi.

The former Tottenham player scored three quickfire goals to sink the Japanese outfit.

"Bale ate everything put in front of him tonight. The lights, the scenario, the stands, the goals, the nets. He had a great performance and he has shown who he really is and what he is capable of," he said.

In turn, Kashima Antlers head coach Go Oiwa said: "The attacking players had to spend too much time defending, maybe that was a big weight on them. We didn’t attack enough throughout the game. That’s my opinion."

The European champions will now face Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates on Saturday after they defeated River Plate in the other semi-final.

RESTRICTIONS:

• NO ONLINE USAGE

• NO SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE

• ONLY TO BE USED IN TV NEWS PROGRAMMING

• USAGE DURING 24 HRS AFTER THE START OF THE EVENT