13 Pandev, 17 Etoo , 41 (2nd half) Biabiany
referee Yuishi Nishimura / linesmen Sagara, Nagi / 4th man Carrillo
FIFA Club World Cup — final — Zayed Sport City Stadium, — 18 December 2010 18:00
|47' /||The first half ends with the Nerazzurri leading by two goals to nil.|
|47' /||Superb flying block by Cordoba as Kaluyituka's fierce effort flies goalwards.|
|45' /||The referee Nishimura signals 2 minutes of added time.|
|43' /||Bedi also goes into the book following a nasty challenge on Lucio.|
|42' /||Milito is played in behind the Africans' defence by Pandev but his shot under pressure is thwarted by Kibiada's right foot again.|
|38' /||Kaluyituka plays the ball in from the right but Kabungu is only unable to get the touch he needs in front of goal.|
|34' /||Number 24 Ekanga is booked for diving in the box.|
|32' /||Kaluyituka has a pop from way out, Julio Cesar smothers it.|
|24' /||A long ball from Maicon frees Milito, who beats the offside trap and has just the keeper to beat. However, Kidiaba stands his ground and gets a foot to the shot, with the defence then putting behind for a corner.|
|23' /||Eto'o's cross from the left is collected by Kidiaba.|
|20' /||Maicon lays off to Pandev, who tries to curl his effort inside the far post but a defender gets a head to it and the ball is cleared.|
|17' /||2-0! Zanetti pulls back a low cross to the edge of the box, where Pandev is unable to control the ball, but it runs to Eto'o who fires an accurate low shot into bottom corner.|
|13' /||GOAL FOR INTER! 1-0. Inter string together some quick passes and Eto'o plays a delightful ball into the path of Pandev, who takes one touch and then places into the corner where the keeper can't get it.|
|12' /||Kuluyituka goes in hard on Cambiasso and is rewarded with a yellow card.|
|9' /||Mazembe work their way into the Inter box. Chivu half-clears as far as Nkulukuta, who tries his luck from distance, his shot sailing well over.|
|3' /||The game is halted temporarily as a fan runs across the pitch.|
|2' /||Inter immediately look dangerous: Eto'o plays a great low ball across the area but Milito and Pandev are unable to latch onto it.|
|1' /||We're off. The Nerazzurri get the game under way.|
|1' /||Welcome to the Zayed Sports City Stadium for the FIFA Club World Cup 2010 final between Mazembe and Inter.|
|48' /||The final whistle blows. Inter repeat their 3-0 semi-final score line in the final against Mazembe to become WORLD CHAMPIONS for the third time in their history.|
|45' /||We'll have 3 minutes of injury time.|
|45' /||Mazembe substitution: Ndonga comes on for Kuluyituka.|
|42' /||Thiago Motta is replaced by Mariga.|
|41' /||3-0 INTER! Stankovic's through ball for Biabiany is controlled well by the substitute, who sidesteps the opposition keeper and fires into the net.|
|39' /||Kasusula is given a yellow card for a challenge on Biabiany.|
|35' /||Another great save from Julio Cesar keeps out Kuluyituka's close-range effort.|
|34' /||Thiago Motta is booked for obstructing an opponent.|
|30' /||Superb goalkeeping from Julio Cesar prevents Kuluyituka, who is clean through, from getting Mazembe back into the game.|
|28' /||Maicon's cross from the right is just too high for Pandev and Nkulukuta heads behind for a corner.|
|25' /||Benitez brings on Biabiany for Milito.|
|22' /||Kanda whips in a cross. Julio Cesar punches clear.|
|17' /||Mihayo fires a powerful angled shot forcing Julio Cesar to make a difficult save.|
|15' /||Maicon storms down the right and crosses for Stankovic, in space on the far post, but Kidiaba pushes his effort onto the upright.|
|15' /||Stankovic sets up Milito, whose header is just wide of the post.|
|14' /||Cordoba is well placed to head clear from another dangerous cross by Kabungu.|
|9' /||Benitez decides to replace Chivu with Stankovic.|
|7' /||Zanetti is caught in the face by an elbow and seems in trouble for a while. Fortunately he's ok to continue.|
|4' /||Mazembe have a freekick in a dangerous position. Kabungu's effort comes off the Inter wall.|
|1' /||Kasongo is replaced by Kanda at half time.|
|1' /||The second half begins.|
|18 December 2010||0-3||13' Pandev, 17' Eto'o , 88' Biabiany||Vai alla partita|
|0||shots on target||0|
|0||shots off target||0|
ABU DHABI - Rafael Benitez's side are world champions after
beating TP Mazembe 0-3 in the FIFA Club World Cup 2010 final played at
the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi this evening.
The Nerazzurri certainly put on a show for us this evening. Just minutes into the game, the music was playing, the lights were flashing and the Nerazzurri fans' pulses were racing - Inter were turning on the style. Two teams entered the stage this evening: European champions Inter and TP Mazembe, the first African side ever to reach the Club World Cup final, but there was no doubt about who the masters were, as Inter ran the show from the off. Two goals in four minutes (13 and 17) drew immediate gasps of wonder from the audience and made it clear there would be no fairytale ending for the team from the Congo. Goals from Pandev and Eto'o saw Inter exit the stage in control at the interval, before Biabiany applied the coup de grace in the 87th minute.
FIRST HALF - Maicon returned to the starting line-up and Stankovic was the unlucky man to make way as Benitez opted to start with Chivu at left-back and Zanetti in midfield, while Lamine N'Diaye fielded a 4-1-4-1 formation. FIFA president Joseph Blatter greeted Massimo Moratti and TP Mazembe president Moise Katumbi Champwe on the pitch before the Nerazzurri got the game under way.
The two sides studied each other for the first few minutes, with Inter having more of the ball and Mazembe happy to sit back and defend. In the 9th minute some neat work down the left allowed Mazembe to get the ball into the Inter box, but the Nerazzurri defence closed down the angles and Nkulukuta was forced to shoot from afar, his effort sailing way over. After a nasty foul on Cambiasso had seen Kaluyituka pick up the first booking of the game, Goran Pandev stepped up to finish the Nerazzurri's first magic trick. Some neat one-touch passing from Inter gave Eto'o the space to volley a perfectly weighted ball into the path of the Macedonian, who controlled the ball as he entered the area and placed the ball beyond Mazembe keeper Kidiaba. Just four minutes passed and Inter waved their wand again. Cambiasso found Zanetti in space on the right and the skipper's pull-back from the by-line was dummied by Pandev allowing Eto'o to shoot from the edge of the box, his accurate shot on the turn nestling into the far corner. At 2-0 up, Inter continued to pile on the pressure but were unable to find the third. On 24 minutes a fine ball by Eto'o put Milito through with just Kidiaba to beat, but the Argentinian's finish came off the keeper's foot, hit a defender and went behind for a corner. Mazembe upped their game a little after that and in the 32nd minute Kaluyituka's low shot was smothered by Julio Cesar. Six minutes later Kabangu just failed to get on the end of Kaluyituka's cross. In the 42nd minute it became clear that this wasn't to be Milito's night: Inter's treble hero again found himself clear on goal following a move involving Pandev and Lucio, but his shot under pressure came off the keeper's right foot once more. Cordoba pulled off a great trick down the other end as the first half drew to close, his flying block cutting out Kaluyituka's powerful goalbound effort. The teams entered the dressing rooms after two minutes of injury time with the score at 0-2 and Inter went backstage to recharge their wands.
SECOND HALF - Kanda for Kasongo was the only change made at half time. Four minutes after the restart, Zanetti's foul on the edge of the box gave the Africans a chance to get back in the game. Kabangu took the freekick but his shot was deflected by the Inter wall. Benitez made his first substitution in the 54th minute, replacing Chivu with Stankovic. Maicon may only have just returned from injury but it was as if he'd never been away: a typical rampaging run down the right ended with his shot from a tight angle clipping the outside of the near post via a deflection off Kimwaki (60). From the corner Milito rose well but was unable to hit the target. In the 64th minute Julio Cesar beat Kaluyituka to Kabongo's cross and the ball fell to Kanda, but the Inter defence was able to snuff out the danger. Biabiany was thrown into the fray on 69 minutes, but it was Pandev who came inches away from adding a third when Maicon's cross proved just too high for him. In the 75th minute Mazembe had their first clear-cut chance of the game: Kabongo got a lucky deflection and set Kaluyituka clear on goal, but Julio Cesar produced some magical goalkeeping to charge off his line and win the ball, though Mazembe player was hoping for a penalty. Play continued with both sides looking to score. A neat one-two between Eto'o and Stankovic created space for the Cameroonian to shoot, but his powerful effort was somehow kept out by Kibiada (77). Mazembe replied soon after when Kaluyituka got on the end of Kabangu's cross but Julio Cesar was well positioned and with a sleight of hand pushed the ball clear (80). If that was a chance for the Africans to get back in the game, Biabiany put paid to any lingering hope minutes later when he collected Stankovic's though ball, controlled well and sidestepped the keeper before firing into the net to make it 0-3. Nishimura allowed 3 minutes of injury time before drawing the curtain on the game to let the world champions take their bow. Thanks for the show, lads!
TP MAZEMBE-INTER 0-3
Scorers: 13 Pandev, 17 Eto'o, 86 Biabiany.
Mazembe: 1 Kidiaba; 2 Kimwaki, 3 Kasusula, 4 Nkulukuta, 10 Singuluma, 11 Kabangu, 13 Bedi, 15 Kaluyituka (90 8 Ndonga), 20 Mihayo, 24 Ekanga, 27 Kasongo (45 6 Kanda).
Substitutes: 5 Tshani, 7 Mwepu, , 12 Mabele, 16 Sunzu, 18 Mvete, 21 Bakula, 28 Kanyimbu, 30 Kayembe
Coach: Lamine N'Diaye.
Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 2 Cordoba, 26 Chivu (54 5 Stankovic); 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 8 Thiago Motta (87 17 Mariga), 9 Eto'o; 27 Pandev, 22 Milito (70 88 Biabiany).
Substitutes: 12 Castellazzi, 21 Orlandoni, 10 Sneijder, 11 Muntari, 23 Materazzi, 31 Alibec, 36 Benedetti, 39 Santon, 40 Nwankwo.
Coach: Rafael Benitez
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)
Booked: 12 Kaluyituka, 34 Ekanga, 43 Bedi, 79 Thiago Motta, 84 Kasusula.
Added time: 2 minutes + 3 minutes.
Mazembe vs Inter
|Kidiaba||1 Julio Cesar|