Club World Cup
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Cruz Azul 3-1 Western Sydney Wanderers

Cruz Azul
Mexican side Cruz Azul are taking part in the Club World Cup for the first time

Mexican side Cruz Azul will face Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup after an extra-time win over Australian team West Sydney Wanderers.

The A-League outfit, who later had two men sent off, took the lead in Rabat, Morocco through Iacopo La Rocca.

Gerardo Torrado equalised with a penalty with a minute left and he struck again from the spot after Mariano Pavone had put Cruz ahead.

Cruz Azul will play European champions Real in Rabat on Tuesday, 16 December.

Line-ups

Cruz Azul

  • 1Corona
  • 15Flores
  • 3Rodríguez
  • 4Domínguez
  • 2PintoSubstituted forValadezat 78'minutes
  • 21BáezSubstituted forRojasat 69'minutes
  • 6Torrado
  • 33Formica
  • 10GiménezBooked at 37mins
  • 8FabiánSubstituted forVelaat 105'minutes
  • 9Pavone

Substitutes

  • 5Castro
  • 7Barrera
  • 11Rojas
  • 12Allison
  • 16Chávez
  • 17Loeschbor
  • 18Valadez
  • 19Vela
  • 20Torres
  • 23Zurdo Rodríguez
  • 25Gutiérrez
  • 27Bernardello

Western Sydney Wanderers

  • 1Covic
  • 5HamillBooked at 73mins
  • 13SpiranovicBooked at 74mins
  • 4Topor-StanleyBooked at 102mins
  • 22AdelekeSubstituted forGolecat 72'minutes
  • 18La RoccaBooked at 84mins
  • 8Poljak
  • 17CastelenSubstituted forColeat 78'minutes
  • 19Bridge
  • 12Rukavytsya
  • 7HalitiSubstituted forJuricat 68'minutesBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 2Cole
  • 3Mullen
  • 6Golec
  • 9Juric
  • 10Rodrigues Saba
  • 16Sotirio
  • 20Bouzanis
  • 23Trifiro
  • 31Fofanah
  • 32Alessi
  • 35Baccus
  • 40Heward-Belle
Referee:
Noumandiez Doue
Attendance:
2,600

Match Stats

Home TeamCruz AzulAway TeamWestern Sydney Wanderers
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home29
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away29

Live Text

Match ends, Cruz Azul 3, Western Sydney Wanderers 1.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Cruz Azul 3, Western Sydney Wanderers 1.

Attempt missed. Mark Bridge (Western Sydney Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Brendan Hamill.

Goal!

Goal! Cruz Azul 3, Western Sydney Wanderers 1. Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Mateo Poljak (Western Sydney Wanderers) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Offside, Cruz Azul. Christian Giménez tries a through ball, but Joao Rojas is caught offside.

Foul by Joao Rojas (Cruz Azul).

Nikita Rukavytsya (Western Sydney Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joao Rojas (Cruz Azul).

Antony Golec (Western Sydney Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Ismael Valadez (Cruz Azul) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joao Rojas with a cross.

Mariano Pavone (Cruz Azul) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shannon Cole (Western Sydney Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! Cruz Azul 2, Western Sydney Wanderers 1. Mariano Pavone (Cruz Azul) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Ismael Valadez (Cruz Azul) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gerardo Flores with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ismael Valadez (Cruz Azul).

Brendan Hamill (Western Sydney Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half Extra Time begins Cruz Azul 1, Western Sydney Wanderers 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Cruz Azul. Alejandro Vela replaces Marco Fabián.

First Half Extra Time ends, Cruz Azul 1, Western Sydney Wanderers 1.

Attempt missed. Christian Giménez (Cruz Azul) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

Corner, Cruz Azul. Conceded by Nikita Rukavytsya.

Attempt missed. Mauro Formica (Cruz Azul) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Christian Giménez (Cruz Azul) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Nikolai Topor-Stanley (Western Sydney Wanderers) for a bad foul.

Ismael Valadez (Cruz Azul) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nikolai Topor-Stanley (Western Sydney Wanderers).

Offside, Cruz Azul. Julio C. Domínguez tries a through ball, but Marco Fabián is caught offside.

Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tomi Juric (Western Sydney Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Tomi Juric (Western Sydney Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mateo Poljak.

Attempt missed. Mauro Formica (Cruz Azul) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Mariano Pavone (Cruz Azul) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joao Rojas with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Julio C. Domínguez (Cruz Azul) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Cruz Azul. Conceded by Brendan Hamill.

Attempt missed. Joao Rojas (Cruz Azul) header from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Christian Giménez with a cross.

Joao Rojas (Cruz Azul) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Antony Golec (Western Sydney Wanderers).

First Half Extra Time begins Cruz Azul 1, Western Sydney Wanderers 1.

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