Club World Cup - Semi-Final
Raja Casablanca3Atlético Mineiro1

Raja Casablanca 3-1 Atletico Mineiro

Raja Casablanca

Raja Casablanca scored twice in the last 10 minutes to stun Brazil's Atletico Mineiro in their Club World Cup semi-final and earn a place in the final against Bayern Munich.

Moroccan champions Raja led when Mouhssine Iajour hit a low shot past Victor.

Former Barcelona star Ronaldinho curled a free-kick in to level for Mineiro.

But Mohaine Moutaouali's penalty put Raja ahead and Vivien Mabide wrapped up the win with a breakaway goal.

At the end of the match Raja players surrounded the 33-year-old Ronaldinho, who has previously played for Paris St-Germain and AC Milan as well as Barcelona, to ask for his shirt and took off his boots.

The former World Player of the Year has made over 90 appearances for Brazil and is hoping to be included in the squad for next year's World Cup.

Kouko Guehi and Vivien Mabide of Casablanca celebrate with the boots of Ronaldinho after winning the Fifa Club World Cup Semi Final
Kouko Guehi and Vivien Mabide of Casablanca celebrate with the boots of Ronaldinho after winning the Fifa Club World Cup semi-final against Atletico Mineiro

Raja will now face European champions Bayern in Saturday's final in Marrakesh.

It will be only the second time since the tournament has been played in its current format in 2005 that the final has not been between a South American and European team.

In Wednesday's earlier game, Egyptian champions Al Ahly were thrashed 5-1 by Mexico's Monterrey, who sealed fifth place with the victory.

Al Ahly were out for revenge against the Concacaf champions, having lost to them in last year's third-place play-off, but were swept aside in Marrakesh.

Cesar Delgado scored twice for Monterrey to become the competition's all-time leading scorer with five goals, surpassing Argentine Lionel Messi, Brazilian Denilson and Egyptian Mohamed Aboutrika, who missed the match because of a hamstring injury.

The legendary Ahly midfielder suffered the injury in his side's quarter-final defeat by Guangzhou Evergrande, a match which could be his last if he does not reconsider his decision to retire from football.

Monterrey's other scorers were Neri Cardozo, Leobardo Lopez and Humberto Suazo, while Ahly's lone strike came from Emad Meteab.

Line-ups

Raja Casablanca

  • 61Askri
  • 3El Hachimi
  • 21Kerrouchi
  • 28Guehi
  • 27Benlamaalem
  • 16Oulhaj
  • 8ChitibiSubstituted forMabidéat 56'minutes
  • 99Erraki
  • 20IajourSubstituted forCoulibalyat 88'minutes
  • 5Moutouali
  • 18HafidiSubstituted forKandaat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1El Had
  • 4Rahmani
  • 7Kanda
  • 9Dine
  • 10Kachani
  • 17Soulaimani
  • 24Mabidé
  • 25Salhi
  • 26Kouchamy
  • 30Dardouri
  • 31Coulibaly
  • 37Zaari

Atlético Mineiro

  • 1Victor
  • 2Marcos RochaSubstituted forGedeao de Paivaat 63'minutes
  • 14Candido SilvaSubstituted forFelisbinoat 84'minutes
  • 28JosuéSubstituted forGonçalves da Silvaat 58'minutes
  • 3Silva e Silva
  • 4RéverBooked at 83mins
  • 9Tardelli
  • 5Santos Oliveira
  • 7
  • 10Ronaldinho
  • 11Pereira da Silva

Substitutes

  • 6Eduardo Machado
  • 8Gonçalves da Silva
  • 15da Silva
  • 17Milhonmem Gusmao
  • 19Felisbino
  • 23Lee
  • 25Santos Salles
  • 26Cesar Neves
  • 27Gedeao de Paiva
  • 29Macedo Rocha Machado
  • 87Giovanni
  • 88Adolfo Nascimento
Referee:
Carlos Velasco Carballo

Match Stats

Home TeamRaja CasablancaAway TeamAtlético Mineiro
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home11
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Raja Casablanca 3, Atlético Mineiro 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raja Casablanca 3, Atlético Mineiro 1.

Goal!

Goal! Raja Casablanca 3, Atlético Mineiro 1. Vianney Mabidé (Raja Casablanca) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Mohsine Moutouali (Raja Casablanca) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Vianney Mabidé.

Attempt missed. Mohsine Moutouali (Raja Casablanca) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Issam Erraki.

Attempt missed. Alecsandro (Atlético Mineiro) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Ronaldinho with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Atlético Mineiro. Conceded by Issam Erraki.

Attempt missed. Jô (Atlético Mineiro) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Fernandinho.

Substitution

Substitution, Raja Casablanca. Idrissa Coulibaly replaces Mouhcine Iajour.

Offside, Atlético Mineiro. Réver tries a through ball, but Jô is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Zakaria El Hachimi (Raja Casablanca) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético Mineiro. Alecsandro replaces Lucas Candido.

Goal!

Goal! Raja Casablanca 2, Atlético Mineiro 1. Mohsine Moutouali (Raja Casablanca) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Réver (Atlético Mineiro) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Réver (Atlético Mineiro) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Raja Casablanca. Mouhcine Iajour draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Luan (Atlético Mineiro).

Mohsine Moutouali (Raja Casablanca) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mouhcine Iajour (Raja Casablanca) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Zakaria El Hachimi.

Foul by Pierre (Atlético Mineiro).

Vianney Mabidé (Raja Casablanca) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Leandro Donizete (Atlético Mineiro) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Issam Erraki (Raja Casablanca).

Foul by Ronaldinho (Atlético Mineiro).

Zakaria El Hachimi (Raja Casablanca) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Leonardo Silva (Atlético Mineiro).

Mouhcine Iajour (Raja Casablanca) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Raja Casablanca. Deo Kanda replaces Abdelilah Hafidi.

Attempt blocked. Jô (Atlético Mineiro) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fernandinho.

Attempt saved. Jô (Atlético Mineiro) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Luan (Atlético Mineiro) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Pierre.

Foul by Lucas Candido (Atlético Mineiro).

Mohsine Moutouali (Raja Casablanca) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lucas Candido (Atlético Mineiro) left footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Diego Tardelli.

Attempt blocked. Fernandinho (Atlético Mineiro) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jô.

Attempt saved. Fernandinho (Atlético Mineiro) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luan.

Foul by Lucas Candido (Atlético Mineiro).

Mohsine Moutouali (Raja Casablanca) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Raja Casablanca 1, Atlético Mineiro 1. Ronaldinho (Atlético Mineiro) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

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