Bale, Varane included in Real Madrid squad for Club World Cup


Nacho Fernandez opened the scoring in the third minute after Eduardo Berizzo's side failed to clear a corner, before Ronaldo put the champions in control with a composed finish and a penalty just after the half-hour mark to take his tally to 25 goals in 15 league games against the Andalusians.

"We'll see if he (Bale) can be fit enough for us in the semi-final", Zidane said at his pre-match press conference, and reported by

Although Ronaldo still has more football to play before the year is out, it's highly unlikely he'll surpass the 69 goals he scored in 2013.

"He had a go at us: 'Hey, you have to wake up, you were s*** there.' I told him: 'It was only three months ago that we won the European Super Cup and the Spanish Supercopa'".

Toni Kroos finished off an excellent team move to make it 4-0 before teenage defender Achraf Hakimi grabbed his first senior goal on 43 minutes to leave Seville stunned before half-time.

"Just like the other day against Borussia Dortmund [in the Champions League], we spoke about going out strong, to try to dominate".

"We can be very pleased because putting five past Sevilla was no mean feat". Yes by goals, because we never did it.

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Zidane said he felt his team's play had been improving through recent weeks, even if the goals had not previously been flowing.

Real Madrid star was given a heroes welcoming at the Bernabeu following his record-equalling triumph. Standing in his way today will be a side that has won three league games in a row since a 2-1 defeat to Barcelona. "We know we need to counter their weapons, which are many".

"Everyone thinks that it'll be easy (in the United Arab Emirates), but it won't be". We can think now about Wednesday.

Zidane said that the injured Raphael Varane and Gareth Bale would travel to the Middle East, not remain in Madrid to ensure they are fit for the La Liga Clasico at home to Barcelona on December 23.

"They're going to travel with us".

"We will see - they will travel with us", he said. They will train with us normally on Tuesday.

"It's going to be hard, but we are ready", he told