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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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1J Corona
  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Post update

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. 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.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Joao Rojas (Cruz Azul).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Joao Rojas (Cruz Azul).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Shannon Cole (Western Sydney Wanderers).

  14. 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.

  15. Post update

    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.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ismael Valadez (Cruz Azul).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Cruz Azul. Alejandro Vela replaces Marco Fabián.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 13th December 2014

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