Ramos rouses Real
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos believes the European champions will ride the momentum of his injury time winner to edge out Deportivo la Coruna 3-2 into their quest to win the Club World Cup.
Real fly out to Japan on Sunday aiming to be crowned the world's best team for a fifth time on the back of a club record 35-game unbeaten run in all competitions.
However, a much-changed Real side had to rely on Ramos to bail them out late on once more on Saturday.
Just a week after netting a last minute equaliser against Barcelona, Ramos powered home the winner as Real overcame a 2-1 deficit in the final six minutes.
"In the end we won the game and that is the way we go into a competition like the Club World Cup," said the Spanish international.
Real coach Zinedine Zidane left Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric out of his squad completely as he rested the majority of his first-choice XI.
That decision nearly backfired as Joselu struck twice in two minutes for Deportivo just after the hour mark to cancel out Alvaro Morata's opener.
The late fightback ensured Zidane's men have now surpassed Real's previous record mark of 34 games unbeaten from the 1988/89 season under Dutch coach Leo Beenhakker.