• Sunday Dec 20, 2009

    Atlante succumbs on penalties at Club World Cup

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Rafael Marquez Lugo scored to start the second half and Gabriel Pereyra hit the post in the 90th minute, but Atlante could not muster a second goal and eventually succumbed to the Pohang Steelers on penalty kicks Saturday in the third-place at the Club World Cup.

    Marquez's penalty attempt was saved by Pohang goalkeeper Song Dong-jin and Horacio Peralta put his off the post to enable the Korean side to prevail 4-3 after a 1-1 draw. It was the second straight fourth-place finish at the world club championship for a CONCACAF side, following Pachuca's consolation game loss last year.

    Marquez's goal in the 46th equalized after Denilson put Pohang ahead four minutes before halftime. Atlante had nearly twice the possession as the Korean side and outshot Pohang, but Pereyra hit the post twice - once in each half, requiring the penalty tiebreaker.

    Denilson put Pohang ahead after Shin Hyung-min headed a corner that fell to the Brazilian, who beat Atlante keeper Federico Vilar from nine yards with his fourth goal of the tournament.

    Pereyra, unable to convert himself, freed Marquez Lugo in the opening minute of the second half and the Atlante forward finished inviting a dominant spell by the Mexican side including Pereyra had a 25-yard free kick that missed just wide in the 55th.

  • Champions League

    Related News



RELATED NEWS YOU'LL LIKE

Panama int’l Cooper caps 2017 with MLS Cup crown

In a matter of seconds during the MLS Cup final Saturday night, Armando Cooper's luck quickly went from bad to good.

Toronto FC captures MLS Cup title

A pair of second-half goals earned Toronto FC a 2-0 victory over visiting Seattle Sounders FC in the MLS Cup final on Saturday night .

Guzman scores, Pachuca to face Gremio in FCWC semifinals

Pachuca secured a place in the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup semifinals on the strength of a 1-0 win after extra time over 10-man Wydad Athletic Club.

At home, Monterrey targets Liga MX trophy

Monterrey is feeling good about its chances of winning a fifth Liga MX title following Thursday’s 1-1 draw at city-rival Tigres.

Panama int’l Torres, Seattle Sounders FC target MLS Cup repeat

The first thing Roman Torres did after entering BMO Field on Friday was to recreate his winning penalty kick from the shootout in the 2016 MLS Cup final.