Chelsea defeated their Mexican opponent 3-1.
Chelsea, who qualified for their first FIFA club world cup as European Champions, defeated Monterrey of Mexico in the second semi-final match played on Thursday. The game ended 3–1 in favour of the English team.
Juan Mata put Rafael Benitez’s side ahead in the 17th minute, sweeping home from inside the area. A Fernando Torres‘s deflected goal just after the break made it 2-0 before Monterrey’s Darvin Chavez turned Mata’s cross into his own net soon after.
Aldo De Nigris curled in a consolation for Monterrey in stoppage time.
The two Nigerian internationals in Chelsea were on parade in Thursday’s match. While Mikel Obi played the full game, his Nigerian team mate, Victor Moses, was a late substitute for Torres.
Corinthians, meanwhile, defeated African Champions Al-Ahly of Egypt 1-0 in the first semi-final played on Wednesday.
Chelsea will now challenge Corinthians in Sunday’s final.
Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.
TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...