Real Madrid wins Club World Cup after eight-goal thriller in Morocco

    Real Madrid's Federico Valverde (C) scores his team's fourth goal.

    (CNN)Real Madrid was crowned Club World Cup champion for a record-extending fifth time after the Spanish team beat Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal 5-3 in a thrilling final in Rabat.

    Two goals each from Federico Valverde and Vinicius Jr, as well as a Karim Benzema strike, secured the win for the reigning European champion.
    "We are very happy. For the eighth time Real Madrid is World Champion," manager Carlo Ancelotti told Telecinco, per Reuters.
      "We made a good game, with a lot of quality up front. Vinicius, Benzema, Valverde ... they have done very well. They showed skills and quality. It was great."
        Vinicius Jr. celebrates scoring.
        Though the score was 2-1 at the break -- Vinicius Jr and Valverde putting the Spaniards 2-0 up before Moussa Marega scored for Al Hilal -- Real was the dominant side at the Pr