The argentine football club River Plate could not live up to favoritværdigheden in the semifinals at the WORLD cup.
lost River Plate to Al-Ain from The United Arab Emirates after a penalty shootout. The ordinary match ended 2-2.
In the final awaits the winner of the showdown between japanese Kashima and Spanish Real Madrid. The semi-final played on Wednesday.
the Club WORLD cup is a tournament for the continental competition. The winner of the Champions League in Europe and Copa Libertadores in south America have an advantage when they first enter the tournament in the semifinals.
It is only the second time ever that an asian club is going in the WORLD cup final. Two years ago was japanese Kashima thus, in the final, while Africa also have been in the finals twice. Otherwise, all of the finals stood between the european and south american champions.
2018: Real Madrid/Kashima (Japan)-Al Ain (Emirate) X-X
2017: Real Madrid-Grêmio 1-0
2016: Real Madrid-Kashima (Japan) 4-2
2015: Barcelona-River Plate 3-0
2014: Real Madrid-San Lorenzo 2-0
2013: Bayern Munich-Raja Casablanca (Morocco) 2-0
2012: Corinthian-Chelsea 1-0
2011: Barcelona-Santos 4-0
2010: Inter-Mazembe (Congo) 3-0
2009: Barcelona-Estudiantes 2-1
2008: Manchester United-Liga de Quito 1-0
2007: AC Milan-Boca Juniors 4-2
2006: Internacional-Barcelona, 1-0
2005: Sao Paulo-Liverpool 1-0
the River Plate secured its ticket to the tournament by winning the much talked about Copa Libertadores final against Boca Juniors, after the second leg between the two teams because of the unrest had to be moved from Buenos Aires to Madrid.
while somewhat less attention, and in a calmer environment was River Plates of the semi-finals settled Tuesday in Al-Ain.
the Showdown featured three goals in the first quarter.
First brought the swede Marcus Berg Al-Ain in front of a headed in the third minute, but two scores from close range by colombianeren Rafael Borre turned the showdown to the River Plates advantage.
the Page had the crowd wait until six minutes into the second half, before the match's fourth goal fell.
It was the brazilian Caio behind after rapid dribletur and an intelligent completion.
That was not scored more in the regular playing time, despite opportunities for both teams.
Among other things, burned the River Plate a penalty when Gonzalo Martinez thundered the ball up on the crossbar.
Since there has not even been scored in the extended time, should the fight be decided in a penalty shoot-out.
Here, Al-Ain, great sharpness by scoring on all five attempts, and when Enzo Perez burned on the River Plates fifth kick, the battle had settled, and the club there is with which værtsklub is thus ready for the finals, where either the asian or european champions are waiting.
the Finals at the WORLD cup played on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
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