16 Dec 2009

Estudiantes into World Club football final

3:04 pm on 16 December 2009

Midfielder Leandro Benitez scored twice as Estudiantes of Argentina reached the finalm of football's Club World Cup with a 2-1 win over eight-man Pohang Steelers of South Korea in Abu Dhabi.

Steelers had three players sent-off, including goalkeeper Shin Hwa-yong, in the second half, with goalscorer Denilson taking over in goal.

In this weekend's final, South American champions Estudiantes will meet the winners of tomorrow's semi-final between title favourites Barcelona and Atlante of Mexico.

Auckland City play African champions TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo tomorrow morning in the play-off for 5th.