Cristiano Ronaldo hopes to play with Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale again

Gareth Bale once again proved he's a man for the big occasion for Real Madrid on Wednesday - but not with any help from Cristiano Ronaldo.

Real Madrid avoided humiliation against Al Jazira as Gareth Bale's late victor earned them a 2-1 victory and a place in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup.

Real dominated the match against the UAE Pro-League champions and had 35 efforts on goal but were stunned by a goal on the break from Romarinho just before half-time.

They will face Brazilian side Gremio in the FIFA Club World Cup final on Sunday.

Boussoufa was in front of the pass, so Al-Jazira's goal was ruled out.

1-0.There was a little drama as two goals were disallowed by the referee after consulting the Video Assistant Referee (VAR); Al Jazira's second goal and Casimero's equalizer were not accepted.

Madrid will meet Gremio of Brazil in the finals on Saturday.

Al Jazira took the lead with their first attack as a slip from Casemiro allowed his compatriot Romarinho enter the area and produce a classy low finish beyond shell-shocked Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

'Any opponents can get a goal against you.

The UEFA Champions League winners managed to see out the closing stages with relative ease as they booked their spot in the final and are now on course to defend the title they won a year ago.

The Wales worldwide had only played 30 minutes in the past three months.

"The issue of video review is not something that is up to me to decide, but I think football is better off without it", Bale said. "You like to make an impact when you come in, that is why the boss puts you on".

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