Real Madrid's 2-0 victory over San Lorenzo in the Club World Cup was a fitting end to what has been a superb 2014 for coach Carlo Ancelotti and his almost-all-conquering team. It's also a boon to club president Florentino Perez and the marketing team at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. While the tournament remains a bit of an artificial oddity in the football calendar, there was plenty for Blancos fans and pundits to revel in after goals from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale secured the trophy.
Football always inspires debate, and this weekend was no exception. Here are five burning questions on the ESPN FC radar following the weekend.
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"Our performance today was better than when we won here 5-1 last year," said Rodgers.
Transfer season is almost upon us, and there has been no shortage of tasty rumours floating through ESPN FC's Transfer Talk blog. Here are a few...