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Gremio focused on outscoring not outplaying Madrid in Club World Cup final

Gremio are big underdogs but know what they need to do to give themselves a chance vs. Real Madrid. When he starred for Dutch masters Ajax in the early 1970s, Johann Cruyff had a phrase -- "the Italian clubs can't beat you, but you can lose to them." This apparent nonsense reveals a great truth about football, a low scoring game where part of the charm is that the best team does not always prevail. Cruyff's phase applies perfectly to the Club World Cup, which reaches a climax on Saturday with a final between Real Madrid of Spain and Gremio of Brazil. The current format of the competition......


Published By: ESPN FC - Friday, 15 December, 2017

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