FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP

International Stadium Yokohama

Referee: Vera Rodríguez, Carlos Alfredo | Attendance: 50000

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Monterrey

  • Aldo De Nigris 90'

1 - 3

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Chelsea

  • Juan Mata 17'
  • Fernando Torres 46'
  • Darvin Francisco Chávez 48' OG
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    A simple win for Chelsea, who were streets better than Monterrey. A bigger test should lie in wait against Corinthians on Sunday.

  • 92'

    And there goes the final whistle.

  • 92'

    A break from Monterrey as Chelsea are left short at the back. De Nigris cuts inside from the right wing, goes for goal himself and beats Cech neatly.

  • 91'

    GOAL Jesús De Nigris

  • 91'

    I'm not expecting too much excitment in these final two minutes.

  • 90'

    Two minutes to be added on.

  • 89'

    Manchester United are the only English side to be crowned Club World Champions. Can Chelsea emulate them on Sunday?

  • 88'

    There's been some sloppy passing from both sides in the last 15 minutes.

  • 87'

    Lampard turns well and is always going to shoot from 20+ yards. It may as well have been 20+ yards over.

  • 86'

    Monterrey just haven't had the composure or quality in the final third to trouble Chelsea.

  • 85'

    Moses almost gets in through the centre, fine last-ditch tackle from Basanta

  • 84'

    Moses beats his two men on the right but can't pick out a team-mate and he sees his cross headed back out by a defender.

  • 83'

    Final two changes for Monterrey. Abraham Darío Carreño and Edgar Solís on for Severo Meza and César Delgado

  • 82'

    It will soon be time for Monterrey to hit the road, Jack.

  • 81'

    Cross from Cardozo is poor once again, and Cahill chests the ball back to Cech.

  • 80'

    Victor Moses will get 10 minutes in place of Fernando Torres.

  • 79'

    Basanta looks to be struggling from that challenge, he's be wanting to complete the game and play on Sunday too.

  • 78'

    Foul by Ferreira on Basanta.

  • 77'

    This is the last year of Paulo Ferreira's contract, and with Wallace arriving in the summer you would presume this is his swansong season.

  • 76'

    The corner it eventually worked into the box at the far, and Corona is free but can only blast a shot way up into the night sky.

  • 75'

    Paulo Ferreira comes on for Juan Mata

  • 74'

    De Nigris is picked out in the area, his first touch opens up space for the shot but Cahill does well to get in a block - corner.

  • 73'

    Chelsea now preserving their energy for Sunday's final against Corinthians.

  • 72'

    Again a threaded pass is too heavy, this time for De Nigris, and Cech takes possession.

  • 70'

    Shot from Delgado from inside the D, but no worry for Cech who collects low down to his left.

  • 69'

    Nice to see Monterrey goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco wearing a pair of old school jogging bottoms.

  • 67'

    Cardozo tries to feed in Delgado through the centre - the pass was on but it's too much on it and Cech can watch it behind for a goal kick.

  • 66'

    Monterry will still have another game to play here, they will face Al Ahly in the 3rd/4th place play-off first up on Sunday.

  • 65'

    A shot from Lampard goes wide of the target.

  • 65'

    Terrible cross from Corona, who seems to have run out of steam. His cross drops into the gloves of Cech.

  • 64'

    Huge cheers as Frank Lampard comes on in place of David Luiz.

  • 63'

    That results in corner, it's played to the near post but only to Cole who clears.

  • 62'

    Good play from Monterry, Cahill having to be smart at the near post to cut out a ball across the face.

  • 61'

    Coming soon: Super Frank, Super Goals.

  • 60'

    You can't see anyway back into this game for Monterrey now, they are way too fragile at the back to be able to pour forward and get three without reply.

  • 59'

    Cardozo is not happy as the offside flag goes up against him, he was ready to run at Azpilicueta

  • 58'

    Sergio Perez is replaced by the experienced campaigner Ricardo Osorio

  • 57'

    The corner comes in from the right, Cahill can't get proper purchase on the header and eventually Monterrey clear.

  • 56'

    Mata plays in Torres on the right of goal - it's a horrible first touch from the striker which takes the ball away from him but Chelsea still end up with a corner off the defender's shins.

  • 55'

    Corona has the measure of Azpilicueta again, but this time it results in a corner. It comes in from the left, De Nigris is free and seems certain to score - Cech keeps it out.

  • 54'

    Not sure if Torres will actually keep the first goal as it was definitely going wide before being deflected in. One for FIFA to decide.

  • 53'

    Oscar feeds in Mata, who is through but fires into the side-netting - he was offside anyway.

  • 52'

    Chelsea running riot at the moment, though that does mean we are likely to face a lethargic last quarter of the game.

  • 51'

    David Luiz shoots from outside the box and the keeper has to palm away down low rather than hold.

  • 50'

    What a start to the second half this is, and in between those two goals Monterrey also had a break into the Chelsea box.

  • 49'

    Torres finds Mata with a superb ball with the outside of his right boot - for some reason Mata passes back across the face of goal rather than shooting only for the ball to get tangled in Chávez's feet and roll into the goal. 0-3

  • 48'

    GOAL OWN GOAL

  • 47'

    Cole makes a run down the left, cust the ball back for Torres who sees his shot take a massive deflection to leave the keeper with no chance.

  • 46'

    GOAL FERNANDO TORRES

  • 46'

    Chelsea kick off.

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    Juan Mata scores for Chelsea

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    Juan Mata scores for Chelsea

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    I'll be back for the second half, don't forget you can follow me on Twitter @dalejohnsonESPN

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    Chelsea have definitely been the better side, but have switched off since Mata broke the deadlock and while Chelsea remain one goal up there's still a way back for Monterrey.

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    And that's half-time, Chelsea take a lead into the interval.

  • 45'

    One minute to be added on.

  • 45'

    Mata takes, it goes over all the blue shirts and Monterrey can work it away.

  • 45'

    Corner to Chelsea right on half-time.

  • 44'

    Chelsea enjoying some possession at last, time to start keeping the ball a bit more.

  • 42'

    Much better from Monterrey, they just need to be more clinical in front of goal. A shot on target would be a start.

  • 41'

    Ayovi takes his turn on the left flank up against Azpilicueta. Again it's a poor cross - fired straight out of play.

  • 40'

    Monterrey take it short over on the right, it's worked back into the box by Corona and De Nigris gets there first but once again can only head wide.

  • 39'

    The ball comes back across the goal, Azpilicueta has to put it behind for a corner.

  • 38'

    Corono gets the better of Azpilicueta once again, but can only lift his cross over De Nigris.

  • 37'

    Foul by Meza, Mikel tripped on the half-way line.

  • 36'

    I wish I could report more was happening in this game right now.

  • 35'

    This has allowed Monterrey, but whether they have the ability to open up Chelsea is another question.

  • 34'

    This now has the feel of a pre-season friendly, Chelsea's high-tempo game of the last 20 miniutes has subsided.

  • 32'

    Stat: Only one member of the Chelsea team has not reached double figures for international caps - the uncapped César Azpilicueta.

  • 30'

    Mikel has a rare shot on goal from 30 yards but unsurprisingly it's always going wide

  • 28'

    Better from Monterrey there, Corona switched to the right to take on Azpilicueta.

  • 27'

    Monterrey break from that, Corona does well to get past Azpilicueta - his lofted ball to the near post is met by the head of Cardozo, but he can't nod it on target.

  • 26'

    Foul by Oscar on that very man, Ayovi.

  • 25'

    Stats: Only three Monterrey players have reached double figures for caps, with Ecuador's Walter Ayoví (73) accounting for over half the team's caps

  • 24'

    Frank Lampard is on the bench for Chelsea today, and will hope to make his second appearance since being injured against Shakhtar two months ago.

  • 23'

    It's certainly been a mismatch so far, Monterrey are going to have to improve considerably to meet Corinthians in the final on Sunday.

  • 22'

    Stat: The Chelsea team has a total of 486 international appearances between them, Monterrey has just 138.

  • 21'

    Chelsea break well again but Mata is caught in a moment of indecision, his eventual pass too heavy for Torres and out for a goal kick.

  • 20'

    It's essentially a corner, Mata takes it right footed and Ivanovic climbs highest - but he couldn't keep his header down.

  • 19'

    Foul by Sergio, a free-kick over by the left corner flag.

  • 18'

    Superb play by Oscar, who feeds in Cole with a sublime back-heel - Cole picks out the unmarked Mata just inside the box and he perfectly guides a shot past Jonathan Orozco for the opening goal.

  • 17'

    GOAL JUAN MATA

  • 16'

    Mata almost manages to feed Torres in through the centre but for a last-ditch interception.

  • 15'

    Monterrey got here after beating Santos Laguna 3-2 on aggregate in the final of the 2011-12 Concacaf Champions League.

  • 14'

    The corner comes in from the left, Ivanovic gets there first six yards from goal and somehow sends it wide. That should have been a goal.

  • 13'

    Awful defending from Meza as he miscontrols on the edge of his own box almost lets Oscar in with a chance - he gets back to toe the ball behind for a corner.

  • 12'

    The corner comes in from the right once again, this time Chelsea clear.

  • 11'

    Delgado takes the corner to the edge of the six-yard box, Basanta goes for it but Cahill is there to head behind.

  • 10'

    Delgado shoots from 25 yards and it's deflected behind for a corner.

  • 9'

    Brilliant from Hazard, skipping past two on the left and picking out Oscar in the centre - for some reason he tries to chest the ball down rather than head towards goal and he loses it.

  • 8'

    De Nigirs gets forward for Monterrey, his shot on the angle effectively a back-pass to Cech.

  • 7'

    It's all Chelsea in the opening exchanges, the European Champions well on top.

  • 6'

    Hazard is played through on goal and looked certain to score, but he curled his right-footed effort past the outside of the far post.

  • 5'

    Torres tries to escape his man but Perez gets in front of the Chelsea man to guide the ball back to his keeper.

  • 4'

    Ooooh! Good effort from Luiz who moves the ball forward but hits it over the bar - close

  • 3'

    Monterrey have already played a game here, beating Ulsan Hyundai 3-1 in Sunday's quarter-final. Will that make any difference?

  • 2'

    Mata with an early chance for Chelsea, his shot on the angle easily blocked. The ball comes back in but Torres had no hope of directing a header towards goal.

  • 1'

    It's Monterrey who kick off.

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    The Club World Cup moves to Morocco from next December for a two year run.

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    Thousands of empty seats around the stadium for one of FIFA's key game of the football calendar.

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    Out come the players in Yokohama, Petr Cech leading Chelsea from the tunnel.

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    Chelsea will be hoping for a better performance today than they put in for the European Super Cup, when were thrashed 4-1 by Atletico Madrid.

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    I'll be back for full coverage of the game, don't forget you can follow me on Twitter @dalejohnsonESPN

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    Monterrey team to face Chelsea: Orozco; Perez, Mier, Basanta, Chavez; Meza, Ayovi, Cardozo; Corona, Delgado, De Nigris.

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    Mikel, suspended back home in England, starts as well and the rest of the line-up is a very attacking one.

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    So no return to the starting line-up just yet for Frank Lampard - and surprisingly it's David Luiz who gets a midfield slot. Many fans have suggested this should be tried in the past.

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    Chelsea team to face Monterrey: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole, Luiz, Mikel, Oscar, Mata, Hazard, Torres

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    Chelsea make their debut in the Club World Cup against Monterrey, winners of the Concacaf Champions League.

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