Our prediction for this FIFA Club World Cup match:
All eyes will be on Sheikh Zayed Sports City when Real Madrid and Gremio face each other in the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup final. The Spanish giants came from behind to beat Al Jazira in the semis, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale scoring for Zinedine Zidane’s troops. Los Blancos scored a late winner against Al Jazira, but it has to be noted that they had no less than 35 goal attempts in Wednesday’s football match. Thanks to Everton’s goal in the extra time Gremio defeated Pachuca in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Saturday’s clash against Real Madrid. A low-scoring affair is on the horizon, but, no doubt, the Champions League winners are closer to winning the trophy than the Copa Libertadores title holders. Taking everything into account, we predict that los Blancos will give fans yet another reason for celebration this weekend.
Highlighted Player (Beto da Silva):
Born in Lima, Peru on December 28, 1996, Beto Da Silva is a Peruvian footballer who began his senior career at Sporting Cristal. The pacey attacker scored six goals in 16 appearances in the league for los Celestes and in 2016 he joined Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.
Da Silva signed a two-and-half year deal with PSV and he was immediately sent to Jong PSV. The Brazilian striker scored four goals in 27 appearances in Earste Divisie and on January 6, 2017 he was promoted to the senior team. Da Silva was an unused substitute in a 2-0 victory over Excelsior, but he did not see any game action for the the Boeren in the Eredivisie.
In the winter of 2017 he returned to his boyhood club Gremio, signing a four-year deal with the Brazilian club. Speaking of his international career, Beto da Silva made his Peru debut on May 23, 2016 in a friendly game against Trinidad & Tobago.
Highlighted Team (Gremio):
Founded back in 1903, Gremio are a professional football club which compete in Campeonato Brasilero Serie A. The Rei de Copas (King of Cups) are well known for their black and blue striped shirts and they wear sky blue jerseys when playing on the road. Gremio won their first ever domestic trophy in 1981 and 15 years later they clinched their second title in 1996.
The Imortal Tricolor won the Copa Libertadores trophy on two occasions, with the team beating the likes of Penarol (1983) and Atletico Nacional (1995) in the title games respectively. The club welcome their rivals at Arena do Gremio Porto Alegre and the capacity of the stadium is 55.662. Brazilian ace Ronaldinho is one of the most notable footballers who played for Gremio in the past and it has to be noted that he began his career at the Arena do Gremio Porto outfit.
Ronaldinho scored 21 goals in 52 appearances in the league for the club before joining Paris Saint-Germain in 2001.