Chelsea advances to final of Club World Cup

By Drum Digital
13 December 2012

Chelsea reached the Club World Cup final by scoring twice in the first three minutes of the second half to beat Monterrey 3-1 on Thursday.

The Champions League winner will face Copa Libertadores champ Corinthians in the final on Sunday. Corinthians edged Egypt's Al-Ahly 1-0 in the other semifinal on Wednesday.

Spanish striker Fernando Torres put Chelsea up 2-0 in the first minute of the second half when he took a pass from Eden Hazard and hit a left-footed shot that deflected in off a Monterrey defender. Two minutes later, Juan Mata's cross was knocked in by Monterrey defender Darvin Chavez for an own goal that made it 3-0.

Monterrey finally scored through Aldo De Nigris in injury time.

Chelsea took a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute. Oscar made a nifty back-heel pass to Ashley Cole, who centered the ball to Mata, who powered a low drive from 15 meters.

-Sapa ( Jim Armstrong )

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