In pictures: Gareth Bale quick-fire hat-trick to send Real Madrid into the Club World Cup final

Gareth Bale hit an 11-minute hat-trick on Wednesday as Real Madrid strolled into the Club World Cup final by beating Kashima Antlers 3-1 in Abu Dhabi. Bale scored in the 44th, 53rd and 55th minutes at the Zayed Sports City Stadium to put Madrid within touching distance of a record fourth success in this competition, and their third triumph in a row.
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Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale celebrates his goal during the semi final football match of the FIFA Club World Cup 2018 tournament between Japan's Kashima Antlers and Spain's Real Madrid at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, on December 19, 2018.
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Gareth Bale of Real Madrid scores the third goal and his hat-trick during the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final match between Kashima Antlers and Real Madrid at Zayed Sports City Stadium on December 19, 2018 in Abu Dhabi.
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Real Madrid's Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (R) dives to make a save against Kashima Antler's midfielder Shoma Doi during the semi final football match of the FIFA Club World Cup 2018 tournament between Japan's Kashima Antlers and Spain's Real Madrid at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, on December 19, 2018.
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Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo (L) vies for the ball with Kashima Antler's midfielder Yasushi Endo during the semi final football match of the FIFA Club World Cup 2018 tournament between Japan's Kashima Antlers and Spain's Real Madrid at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, on December 19, 2018.
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Lucas Vazquez of Real Madrid and Hugo Leonardo of Kashima Antlers battle for the ball during the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final match between Kashima Antlers and Real Madrid at Zayed Sports City Stadium on December 19, 2018 in Abu Dhabi.
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Real Madrid's Spanish defender Sergio Ramos (C) tries to head the ball ahead of Kashima Antler's defender Gen Shoji (R) during the semi final football match of the FIFA Club World Cup 2018 tournament between Japan's Kashima Antlers and Spain's Real Madrid at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, on December 19, 2018.
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Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric (C) controls the ball during the semi final football match of the FIFA Club World Cup 2018 tournament between Japan's Kashima Antlers and Spain's Real Madrid at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, on December 19, 2018.