Competition bursts into life
The second day of matches in the FIFA Club World Championship in Brazil produced explosive drama and a huge crowd of nearly 70,000 in the historic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
First, highly favored European Champions Manchester United held on for a 1-1 draw with the Concacaf representatives Necaxa (Mexico) and had star player David Beckham sent off in the process--while the two goalkeepers each saved a penalty.
Then underdogs South Melbourne kept the home side Vasco da Gama goalless until half time in the second game, only to succumb to two brilliant goals by Felipe and Edmundo.
With the tournament now in full swing, Friday's games in Sao Paulo pit the two group favorites Real Madrid and Corinthians against each other, while Al-Nassr (Saudi Arabia) face Raja Casablanca (Morroco).