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Manchester City won the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time by beating Fluminense in Saudi Arabia

Julian Alvarez scored twice as Manchester City won the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time by beating Fluminense in Saudi Arabia.

Pep Guardiola’s side, taking part in the tournament after winning last season’s Champions League, made the ideal start as Alvarez struck inside the first minute, chesting in from close range after Nathan Ake’s long-range strike hit the post.

They added a second before the break when Nino turned Phil Foden’s cross into the back of his own net.

Foden then got on the scoresheet himself in the second half when he darted through the middle to prod in Alvarez’s cross, before the Argentine forward got his second in the 88th minute with a clinical strike into the far corner.

Success meant City emulated Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea in lifting the Club World Cup but became the first English side to win five trophies in a calendar year.

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The Treble of Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League last season was followed by the UEFA Super Cup in August.

But some of the shine was taken off their victory by the sight of Rodri, who was so influential for the side, going off injured towards the end of the second half.

Meanwhile, Egyptian side Al Ahly claimed third place with a 4-2 win against the Urawa Red Diamonds of Japan.

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