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Chelsea beat Monterrey 3-1 to reach the Club World Cup final

Associated Press
Dec 13, 2012 at 06:15pm IST

Yokohama: Chelsea reached the Club World Cup final by scoring twice in the first three minutes of the second half to beat Monterrey 3-1 on Thursday. The Champions League winner will face Copa Libertadores champ 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 took a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute. Oscar made a nifty back-heel pass to Ashley Cole, who centered the ball to Mata, who powered a low drive from 15 meters.

Chelsea  beat Monterrey to reach the Club World Cup final

The Champions League winner will face Copa Libertadores champ Corinthians in the final on Sunday.

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