Yokohama – Chelsea have reached the Club World Cup final by scoring twice in the first three minutes of the second half to beat Monterrey 3-1.
The Champions League winners will face Copa Libertadores champions 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 had taken a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute when Oscar made a nifty back-heel pass to Ashley Cole, who centred the ball to Mata, who powered a low drive from 15 metres.