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Chelsea ride on to book Club World Cup final

European champions Chelsea outclassed Mexican side Monterrey 3-1 at the Club World Cup in Japan on Thursday to set up a mouthwatering final clash with Brazilian giants Corinthians.

The English Premier League club, debuting at the intercontinental tournament, dominated large spells of the first half and had the match sewn up shortly into the second scoring two goals within three minutes of the restart.

Monterrey were bidding to become the first CONCACAF champions to reach a Club World Cup final, but the strength of Chelsea’s David Luiz in midfield, coupled with the trickery of Juan Mata and Eden Hazard proved too much.

Chelsea started the match with the greater intent and Luiz went close to scoring inside the first four minutes, breaking from his defensive midfield position to fire narrowly over the bar.

Chelsea had their breakthrough on 17 minutes with a beautifully worked goal that was finished by Mata.

After first half Fernando Torres grabbed a deflected goal from inside the box as Chelsea went two up. The match was over as a contest on the 48-minute-mark when Darvin Chavez put the ball into his own net to make it 3-0.
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