FIFA Club World Cup round-up

Inter ease into final, Pachuca finish fifth

December 15, 2010

Inter Milan booked their place in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over Asian champions Seongnam Ilhwa in Abu Dhabi.

Inter celebrate going two goals up against Seongnam Ilhwa
AssociatedInter celebrate going two goals up against Seongnam Ilhwa

Dejan Stankovic and skipper Javier Zanetti's first-half goals set the Nerazzurri on their way before Diego Milito sealed the result on 73 minutes.

"We needed a victory like this and I above all wanted it for my team-mates who are coming back into the side," Zanetti said after the game.

"Today we stepped out on to the field with the right attitude and wanted to do well. I dedicate the goal to my family. I am happy, as I really want to bring this trophy back to Milan."

Inter will now meet surprise package TP Mazembe on Saturday after the DR Congo side beat Internacional 1-0 to become the first ever African team to reach the final.

In the day's earlier game, Pachuca came from two goals down to draw 2-2 and then beat ten-man Al-Wahda on penalties and finish fifth in the tournament.

After a largely disappointing campaign in the United Arab Emirates, the Central American champions at least finished on a high before going back to Mexico. However, they made hard work of it before emerging 4-2 winners from a penalty shoot-out after Dario Cvitanich rescued them.