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15/12/2009
1:2 (0:1)
  • DENILSON (71')
  • Leandro BENITEZ (45'+2 53')

Summary

Benitez brace enough for El Pincha

A Leandro Benitez brace earned Estudiantes a 2-1 win over a brave Pohang Steelers side, who ended the game with eight players, in a lively semi-final.

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Line-up

1
25
2
2
5
8
7
11
10
13
15
16
16
17
17
18
18
22
20
23
22
30

Substitute(s)

19
1
21
12
3
3
4
5
6
6
8
7
11
19
12
20
13
21
14
26
23
10

Coaches

Sergio FARIAS (BRA)
(ARG) Alejandro SABELLA

Officials

Referee: Roberto ROSETTI (ITA)Assistant Referee 1: Cristiano COPELLI (ITA)Assistant Referee 2: Stefano AYROLDI (ITA)Fourth official: Ravshan IRMATOV (UZB)Fifth official: Abduxamidullo RASULOV (UZB)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 27)


Latest Comments:
Atlético_MG
18/12/2009 at 16:42
Atlético_MG (Brazil)
NEVER underestimate south american clubs, mainly brazilian and argentinian !!!
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leoppi70
16/12/2009 at 18:22
leoppi70 (Austria)
I agree that Estudiantes needs to play differently against Barça if they want to win the game. It was also bad luck to get a goal with four players off-side from Pohang, but that's life. I am sure that the Pinchas will improve their game with the pressure against Barcelona. ¡Vamos Estudiantes!
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mexico24
16/12/2009 at 04:17
mexico24 (USA)
did you guys watch this game, 3 players were given a red card from the korean team, 11 against 8, if it would it be 11 on 11 pohang steelers would it won, im sorry koreans, next time,if atlante makes it to the final which i doubt, i'll support you guys for the third place
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Statistics

7Shots19
2Corner kicks6
4Yellow cards1
2Second yellow card and red card0
1Red Cards0
35%Possession (%)65%
  • Juan Sebastian Veron of Estudiantes LP runs with the ball during the FIFA Club World Cup
  • Fans of Argentina's Estudiantes de La Plata club, winners of the 50th edition of the Copa Libertador
  • Fans of Argentina's Estudiantes de La Plata club, winners of the 50th edition of the Copa Libertador
  • Fans of Argentina's Estudiantes de La Plata club, winners of the 50th edition of the Copa Libertador
  • Fans of Argentina's Estudiantes de La Plata club, winners of the 50th edition of the Copa Libertador
  • Fans of Argentina's Estudiantes de La Plata club, winners of the 50th edition of the Copa Libertador

Sergio Farias, Pohang Steelers
I’m proud of my players. We showed that we could match the South American champions, and we were extremely unlucky to lose. We had three players sent off. It could have been a different story.

Alejandro Sabella, Estudiantes coach
We’re very pleased to have reached the final. If we meet Barcelona, then so be it – we’ll be ready for them. Credit to Pohang, they did well. The last 20 minutes of the first half was very even, and so was the start of the second half. But our second goal gave us the psychological advantage and Pohang became frustrated after that. It was not our best performance but I think we deserved the victory. We’ll be better next game.