Corinthians of Brazil takes Club World Cup

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Corinthians of Brazil takes Club World Cup

YOKOHAMA, Japan - Brazil’s Corinthians ended Europe’s five-year winning streak at the Club World Cup, beating Chelsea 1-0 Sunday night behind Paolo Guerrero’s goal off a scramble in the 69th minute.

Paulinho broke into the box and laid the ball off to Danilo, whose shot deflected off the legs of defender Gary Cahill.

The ball bounded to Guerrero, and the Peruvian headed the ball past goalkeeper Petr Cech and defenders David Luiz and Ashley Cole, who all were on the goal line.

Fernando Torres headed the ball into the goal in the second minute of stoppage time but was ruled offside.

Corinthians, which won the inaugural tournament in 2000, joined Barcelona as the only teams to win the title twice.

Mexico’s Monterrey defeated Egypt’s Al Ahly for third place on goals by Jesus Corona in the third minute and Cesar Delgado in the 66th. 

AP
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