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FIFA Club World Cup: Santos advance to final

12-15-2011 16:46 BJT

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The Club World Cup is on its way to an exciting final matchup in Japan. Young star Neymar guided Brazil’s Santos against the Japanese side Kashiwa Reysol in an exciting semi-final match at Toyota.

The 19-year-old Neymar curled a left-footer into the top corner from 25 meters away. antos led 1-0 after 19 minutes.

Santos striker Neymar (C) celebrates his goal against Kashiwa Reysol during their
semi-final football match of the Club World Cup at the Toyota Stadium in Toyota,
Aichi prefecture. Neymar showed why he is the most coveted player outside Europe as
he lit up the Club World Cup with a sumptuous strike Wednesday to send Santos on
their way to a likely final against Barcelona. (AFP Photo/Kazuhiro Nogi)

His partner Borges smashed in a second goal in the 24th minute. 2-0 Santos at the break. eysol struck back nine minutes after the restart. Defender Hiroki Sakai met a corner kick with a header. The Japanese club cut the margin to 2-1.

But Santos got the last word. Danilo scored from a direct free-kick. He bent the ball around the defensive wall and into the corner of the net in the 63rd minute. The Libertadores Cup holder is expected to face European champion Barcelona in this weekend’s final.

Santos' Neymar heads the ball during their FIFA Club World Cup semi-final match
against Kashiwa Reysols at the Toyota Stadium in Toyota. Neymar showed why he is the
most coveted player outside Europe as he lit up the event with a sumptuous strike to
send Santos (3-1) on their way to a likely final against Barcelona


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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