On Sunday morning, the International Stadium Yokohama in Japan, came the grand finale of the FIFA Club World Cup. Corinthians beat Chelsea (ING) by 1-0 and won the title of FIFA Club World Cup 2012.
Seeking the second title in its history, Corinthians, who reached the final after beating Al Ahy of Egypt by 1-0, started the match well posted in defense, trying to contain the momentum of the English attack, that haunted corintiana defense.
At 10 minutes after a corner kick, Cassio performs miracle to defend on the line of the kick Gary Cahil burning clothes.
After the first shock, Corinthians went on to play the ball and approaching the English area. Paulinho finish from outside the area to 19, but the ball goes up too.
Chelsea, who beat Monterrey of Mexico by 3-1 in the semifinals, showed good touch of the ball, but the Corinthians fell with danger and balanced the game.
Corinthians loses good chance at 28 after failed defense of Chelsea and finalize Emerson over the English goal.
Moses receives major release back Fabio Santos at 32, but is disarmed by Paul Andrew. At 34, Guerrero hit cross, Emerson comes from the left, but knocks out flush against the left post from Chelsea.
Torres dominates the field at 37, ends with danger and Cassius, once again saves the Corinthians. At 38, Cassio and diverts all stretches out the finish unerring Moses. Cassio becomes the highlight of the first half!
The England midfielder Juan Mata grabs the rebound on 40 minutes and finishes off the edge of the area, but Cassio new defense practice.
The final step begins with much marking on both sides and determination. At eight minutes, Cassio leaves the feet of Hazard and avoids the England striker's finish.
At 18, Guerrero dominates the entrance area and serves on the half Paulinho hitting creeping right, looking left corner of goalkeeper Peter Chech.
Corinthians opened the scoring after 23 minutes and the crowd goes into a frenzy alvinegra the International Stadium Yokohama. Paulinho serves Danilo in the penalty area, the midfielder takes the back four and he concludes. On the rebound, Guerrero pops free and nods into the goal from Chelsea. Corinthians 1-0.
The Corinthians is playing the ball and Chelsea became disorganized. The "giant" Cassio is another miracle on 40 minutes and again saves the Corinthians. Fernando Torres dominates the small area and knocks over the goalkeeper Corinthians.
The Corinthians managed to withstand the pressure from Chelsea until the final whistle and left the field with the title of Champion Club World Cup 2012.
Corinthians 1 x 0 Chelsea (ING)
Corinthians: Cassio; Alessandro, Chicao, Paulo André and Fabio Santos; Ralf, Paulinho, Danilo; Emerson (Wallace), Jorge Henrique and Paolo Guerrero (Juan Martinez). Technician: Tite.
Chelsea (ING): Peter Chech; Ivanovic (Aspilicueta), Gary Cahill, David Luiz, Ashley Cole, Lampard, Ramires, Juan Mata, Victor Moses (Oscar) and Hazard (Marko Marin); Fernando Torres. Technician: Rafa Benítez.
Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (TUR) Assistants: Bahattin Duran and Tarik Ongun (TUR) Venue: International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama (JAP) Date: Sunday, 16, at 8:30 am (GMT).
Goals: Guerrero (COR), 24 minutes 2Q;
CA: Jorge Henrique (COR);
CV: Gary Cahill (CHE)
Source: Federação Paulista de Futebol