Real Madrid beat San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 in the Club World Cup final, and will carry a 22-game winning streak into 2015.
Sergio Ramos made the breakthrough, leaping up and heading in Toni Kroos’ sweetly stuck corner after 37 minutes.
Ramos also got Madrid off the mark in their 4-0 victory over CONCACAF champions Cruz Azul in the semi-finals.
Loosely marked in the area, Gareth Bale doubled Madrid’s lead early in the second half.
The South American champions’ goalkeeper, Sebastian Torrico, should have done better with Bale’s left-footed shot, which bobbled under his body.
This is Madrid’s first Club World Cup win. They previously won the Intercontinental Cup over the South American champions three times — in 1960, 1998 and 2002.