Gareth Bale was Real Madrid’s main man in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup semi-final after scoring an 11-minute hat-trick against Kashima Antlers.
The 29-year-old Welsh winger opened the scoring for the reigning Champions League side in the 44th minute to hand them a 1-0 lead at half-time.
In the second half, the former Tottenham Hotspur star added his second in the 53rd minute and completed his hat-trick when he found the back of the net in the 55th minute.
Shoma Doi pulled one back for the Japanese side in the second half, but Santiago Solari’s men have secured their spot in the Club World Cup final against Al-Ain on 22nd December.
Considering Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Juventus in the summer has been felt this season, Madrid fans will hope that the Welsh international keeps up his form going into the final.
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