Atlante breezed past Auckland City and into a semi-final meeting with Barcelona
at the FIFA Club World Cup with a comfortable win on Saturday.
Daniel Arreola opened the scoring in the 36th minute and Auckland's hopes were
all but ended when Christian Bermudez added a second in the 69th minute.
Lucas Silva then struck in injury time to put the seal on the win.
Atlante enjoyed the best of the opening exchanges, with Jose Gonzalez, Rafael
Marquez and Guillermo Rojas all threatening early on.
The goal came when Auckland failed to clear a corner with the ball falling for
Arreola to lash it into the bottom corner.
Auckland were struggling to get anything going, with their only two chances
falling to Lee Ki Hyung, who fired wide both times.
Chad Coombes then had a go for the New Zealanders early in the second half, but
saw his shot saved.
Marquez then went close twice at the other end before Bermudez snatched the
second with a smart shot past the goalkeeper from inside the area.
Silva came off the bench to put the icing on the cake as he capped a fine move
with an easy finish.
Auckland will now go into the play-off for fifth place, against Mazembe.