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Corinthians first to make Club World Cup final

Published time: December 12, 2012 14:03
Edited time: December 12, 2012 18:03
Paolo Guerrero (bottom) of Brazil's Corinthians and Wael Gomaa of Egypt's Al-Ahly fight for the ball during their Club World Cup semi-final soccer match in Toyota, central Japan December 12, 2012. (Reuters / Toru Hanai)

Paolo Guerrero (bottom) of Brazil's Corinthians and Wael Gomaa of Egypt's Al-Ahly fight for the ball during their Club World Cup semi-final soccer match in Toyota, central Japan December 12, 2012. (Reuters / Toru Hanai)

Brazilian side, Corinthians have progressed to the FIFA Club World Cup final match in Japan after a narrow 1-0 against Al Ahly of Egypt.

­Corinthians were the better side throughout the whole match at the Toyota Stadium, dominating possession with 59 per cent of the ball.

But the Latin American’s advantage materialized in just a single goal, scored by Jose Paolo Guerrero in the 30th minute.

The Peruvian striker is well-known in Europe as he played for Bayern Munich and Hamburg before joining Corinthians this year.

English giants Chelsea will take on Mexican side Monterrey in the event’s other semi-final.

The Club World Cup’s decider is scheduled to place on Sunday, December 16 at the International Stadium in Yokohama.