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Club World Cup: Monterrey vs Al-Hilal – Recap & Highlights

Image result for fifa club world cup 2019 logoMonterrey claimed third place in the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup by beating Al-Hilal 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw. The result matches Monterrey’s previous best finish in the tournament, which they earned in 2012.

Monterrey had the first good chance of the game in the 14th minute, when Ángel Zaldívar played in Arturo González, but Abdullah Al-Mayoof made a kick-save to deny “Ponchito”. Despite a few more chances for the Rayados, it was the AFC champions who took the lead.

In the 35th minute, Carlos Eduardo headed home a cross from Yasser Al-Shahrani to give Al-Hilal the 1-0 lead in the 35th minute.

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Club World Cup: Monterrey vs Al-Hilal – Where to Watch

Image result for fifa club world cup 2019 logoMonterrey will look to match their best-ever FIFA Club World Cup finish when they take on Al-Hilal in the third-place game this Saturday.

The Rayados suffered a harsh loss to Liverpool in the semifinals after conceding a stoppage-time goal to fall 2-1 to the UEFA champions. Their opponent in this one, Al-Hilal – the AFC champion – fell 3-1 to Flamengo in their semifinal.

Both teams will look to end the tournament on a positive note with a win in this one.

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Club World Cup: Pachuca vs Al Jazira – Recap and Highlights

Pachuca earned their best-ever finish in a Club World Cup with a 4-1 victory against Al Jazira in the third-place game. The Tuzos are the third Mexican club to earn a third-place finish, after Monterrey and Necaxa; no Mexican team has finished higher.

Clear-cut chances were few and far between in the opening half, with neither goalkeeper having much to do. Then, in the 37th minute, Pachuca took the lead somewhat against the run of play. Franco Jara beat the offside trap and played in Jonathan Urretaviscaya, who sent his shot through the keeper’s legs to make it 1-0 for the Tuzos.

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Confederations Cup: Portugal vs Mexico – Where to Watch

After playing out a 2-2 draw in the group stage of the 2017 Confederations Cup, Mexico and Portugal will face off again in Sunday’s third-place game.

In the semifinals, Portugal fell to Chile on penalties, while Mexico lost 4-1 to Germany.

Both teams will look to close out their tournament on a positive note by earning a victory here, although it is Sunday afternoon’s game – the final – that they would much rather be in.

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Club World Cup: América vs Atlético Nacional – Recap and Highlights

club world cup logo 2015/6América finished fourth in the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup after falling to Atlético Nacional in the third-place game. After a 2-2 draw, Atlético won the penalty shootout 4-3 to claim third place in their first Club World Cup.

The game started off well for Atlético, who took the lead in just the 6th minute via an own-goal by Miguel Ángel Samudio.

Orlando Berrio was about to shoot and Samudio attempted to stab the ball away from him, but only managed to nutmeg Moisés Muñoz and give Atlético the 1-0 lead.

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2016 Club World Cup Final and Third-Place Match – Where to Watch

club world cup logo 2015The 2016 FIFA Club World Cup tournament wraps up this Sunday with the final and third-place match.

The third-place match will be between Mexico’s Club América and Colombia’s Atlético Nacional, while Real Madrid will face the host nation’s representative, Kashima Antlers, in the final.

This is Atlético’s first participation in the Club World Cup and América’s third. The Águilas’ best previous result was fourth in the 2006 edition, and they will look to improve on that with a victory against the Colombians.

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2015 FIFA Club World Cup: Final and Third-Place Match – Where to Watch

club world cup logo 2015The 2015 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan wraps up this Sunday with the final and third-place matches. First, Sanfrecce Hiroshima, representing the host country, will take on China’s Guangzhou Evergrande for third place, before River Plate and Barcelona square off in the final.

This is River Plate’s first appearance in the Club World Cup, and the Argentinian team had a tough time getting past Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the semifinals. Barcelona, on the other hand, is making their fourth appearance and they easily dispatched Guangzhou, 3-0, in the semifinals. The Catalan club has two Club World Cup titles to their name already, having won the 2009 and 2011 editions.

The match schedule is below, all times are Eastern.

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Cruz Azul vs Auckland City – Club World Cup

club world cup logoCruz Azul was unable to match Mexico’s best result in a Club World Cup, falling to Auckland City on penalties after a 1-1 draw. With that result, Auckland City makes history, earning their best-ever result in their sixth appearance in the tournament. No Oceania representative had ever finished higher than fifth before now.

As for Cruz Azul, they end their first participation in the Club World Cup with a fourth-place finish, tying the results of América (2006), Pachuca (2008) and Atlante (2009).

Auckland was the revelation of the tournament, with the New Zealanders upsetting Moghreb Tétouan in the play-in round and ES Sétif in the quarterfinals, before taking CONMEBOL champion San Lorenzo to overtime in the semifinals.

Their Cinderlla story continued in the third-place match, where they took the lead against the favored Cruz Azul. Ryan de Vries gave Auckland the lead just before halftime when he escaped down the right to chase down a hopeful-looking long ball. De Vries beat “Cata” Domínguez to the ball, entered the box, and shot past Jesús Corona from close range to make it 1-0 for the Kiwis.

Cruz Azul looked for an immediate response in the second half, and Mauro Formica had the ball in the back of the net in the 53rd minute, but his header was disallowed for offside. La Máquina continued to press, though, and they got their reward moments later: in the 56th minute, Joao Rojas tied the game at 1-1. His initial header hit a defender, but the ball rebounded to his feet and he put the chance away.

Neither team was able to find a second, despite the best efforts of both sides. Cruz Azul’s chances included a scissor kick from Marco Fabián in the 61st and a header from Formica in the 83rd, while Jesús Corona was forced into a great save in the 73rd to prevent Auckland from retaking the lead.

When referee Pedro Proenca brought the game to a close still tied at 1-1, the game went to penalty kicks to determine the winner (there was no overtime period).

In the penalty shootout, Tim Payne, Darren White, James Pritchett and Sanni Issa scored for Auckland with John Irving hitting the crossbar, while Christian Giménez and Francisco Rodríguez scored for Cruz Azul while Mauro Formica skied his attempt and Ismael Valadéz had his saved. The final tally was 4-2 in favor of Auckland, who captured third place.



Cruz Azul: José de Jesús Corona, Gerardo Flores, Julio César Domínguez, Francisco Rodríguez, Xavier Baez (Christian Giménez 46′), Joao Rojas, Marco Fabián (Mariano Pavone 85′), Gerardo Torrado, Alejandro Vela, Mauro Formica, Ismael Valadéz. 

Auckland: Jacob Spoonley, Takuya Iwata, John Irving, Ivan Vicelich (Cameron Lindsay 80′), Tim Payne, Darren White, Sam Burfoot (Sanni Issa 57′), Mario Bilem, Emiliano Tade (James Pritchett 90′), Fabrizio Tavano, Ryan de Vries. 

FIFA Club World Cup: Final and Third-Place Match

club world cup logoThe 2014 FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco concludes this weekend with the final and the third-place match.

UEFA champion Real Madrid advanced to the final after a 4-0 win against CONCACAF champion Cruz Azul. They will face CONMEBOL champion San Lorenzo, who reached the final after a 2-1 win against Oceania champion Auckland City FC in overtime after a 1-1 draw in regulation.

The two losing semifinalists, Cruz Azul and Auckland, will face off in the third-place match.

Third Place
Saturday, December 20
Auckland City FC (New Zealand) vs Cruz Azul (Mexico) – 11:30 AM – Fox Sports 2 / Fox Deportes

Saturday, December 20
San Lorenzo (Argentina) vs Real Madrid (Spain) – 2:30 PM – Fox Sports 2 / Fox Deportes