Mexico's Atlante book UAE passage
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Mexico's Atlante are the second club to win their way through to the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2009 after a scoreless draw against compatriots Cruz Azul ensured a 2-0 aggregate win in the inaugural CONCACAF Champions League final.

The Potros de Hierro battled to a hard-fought draw at home after earlier eliminating USA's Houston Dynamo in the quarter-finals and Mexico's Santos in semi-final. It is the second international title for the club, having also won the CONCACAF Champions Cup in 1983.

The visitors had the better of the first half but Argentine goalkeeper Federico Vilar was up to the task on each occasion, with Cristian Riveros having the best goalscoring opportunity. The second period saw only limited chances at either end with Atlante always looking likely to hang on for the aggregate win.

The Mexico club will now join Oceania representatives, New Zealand's Auckland City, in UAE.