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Asian clubs sweep quarterfinals
December 11th, 2011 11:56PM

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[CLUB WORLD CUP] Mexico's troubles at the Club World Cup continued as 2011 Concacaf champion Monterrey fell to Kashiwa Reysol of Japan in a shootout. Tunisia's Esperance had the better of play against Qatar's Al-Sadd, but the Qatari club won, 2-1, to give the Asian clubs a sweep of Sunday's quarterfinals in Toyota, Japan.

Kashiwa, who had beaten New Zealand's Auckland City, 2-0, in the first round, scored on a goal by Leandro in the 53rd minute but Chilean Humberto Suazo equalized for Monterrey five minutes later.

The Rayados fell, 4-3, in the shootout, however. The loss marked the third time in six years the Mexican representative fell in the quarterfinals. The other three times it lost in the semifinals and third-place game to finish fourth.

Khalfan Al Khalfan and Adbulla Koni scored to give Al-Sadd a 2-0 lead before Ousama Darragi reduced the deficit on the hour mark.

The European and South American champions -- Barcelona and Santos, respectively -- have a bye into the semifinals.

Santos plays Kashiwa Reysol on Wednesday, and Barcelona meets Al-Sadd on Thursday.



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  1. David Mozeshtam
    commented on: December 12, 2011 at 7:21 a.m.
    Mexican teams' failures at the club WC, year after year, only shows what a lousy league the Mexican league is. It looks good only in comparison to the MLS.


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