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Morata makes history in Club World Cup as first ever fourth substitute

Cristiano Ronaldo may have stolen headlines in Real Madrid's 4-2 Club World Cup final win over Kashima Antlers, but Alvaro Morata joined his team-mate in making history.

Real Madrid's 37-match unbeaten run to becoming Club World Cup champions

The Spain striker came on for the Portuguese hat-trick hero in extra time - in the process becoming the first fourth substitute in the history of competitive men's football.

Morata's entrance was possible after the fielding of an additional substitute in the event of extra time was sanctioned.

The new rule helped Zinedine Zidane preserve tired legs as the newly-crowned world champions keep one eye on their ongoing La Liga title charge.

Ronaldo also made history, becoming the first player to score a Club World Cup final hat-trick in the victory.