Chelsea Beat Monterrey 3-1 to Set up a Club World Cup Final with Brazilian Corinthians

cheseaIt is definitely a good one for new Chelsea Football Club coach, Rafael Benitez, as the European champions outclassed Mexican side Monterrey 3-1 at the Club World Cup in Japan to set up a final clash with Brazilian giants Corinthians.

Chelsea, debuting at the intercontinental tournament, dominated most of the first half of the game, and had the match sewn up shortly into the second — scoring two goals within three minutes of the restart.

Their Mexican opponents, Monterrey, were bidding to become the first CONCACAF champions to reach a Club World Cup final, but the strength of Chelsea’s David Luiz in midfield, coupled with the trickery of Juan Mata and Eden Hazard proved too much for the Mexicans.

At the end of the game, a delighted Benitez said: “It was a good game, high tempo, good play, great goals and great movement so lots of positives for us… We knew they were a good team, but we didn’t know if they would be a good team against us… The reaction of the team, especially at the start of the second half, was quite good so I’m very pleased with the performance.”


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