Real Madrid recorded their 21st straight win of the season in a 4-0 win over Mexican club Cruz Azul on Tuesday night in the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup in Marrakech, Morocco.
The result takes the European champions to the final and they are 90 minutes from being crowned the best team on the planet.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side will now face the Copa Libertadores winners San Lorenzo who first need to beat Auckland City in Wednesday’s second semi-final in the grand finale on Sunday.
Madrid started like a team that had won their last 20 games and could have been ahead inside three minutes when full back Dani Carvajal tore down the right and crossed to Karim Benzema.
The Frenchman headed the ball down to Cristiano Ronaldo inside the six-yard box but his shot was saved at point-blank range by Jesus Corona in the Cruz Azul goal.
However, Spain defender Sergio Ramos gave Real the lead with a header 15 minutes into the first half. Karim Benzema then made it 2-0 with a neat finish after 36 minutes. Gareth Bale headed his side’s third goal of the evening after 50 minutes and an individual effort from midfielder Isco completed the rout in the 72nd minute.