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On December 16th Corinthians welcomes Chelsea at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama. The Blues face Brazilian giants in Club World Cup final. Corinthians won Copa Libertadores, while Chelsea are the winners of UEFA Champion’s League. So, the Champions League winners face the Copa Libertadores holders. Rafa Benitez is just one victory away from his first trophy.
Corinthians was prior World Club Cup winner in 2000. They had a hard season in Brazilian Serie A and Copa Libertadores. A tournament, that they won for the first time in 2012. Corinthians play with a great style, with ability to close down strong teams when they lose ball possession and make fast counterattacks. Key players for Corinthians are central midfielder Paulinho and attacking midfielder Danilo. They have won Al Ahly in the semi final with the score 0-1.
Chelsea won their first continental title last year after penalty shoots over Bayern Munich. They made a great start in the Premier League, but then struggled out and relegated from this years Champions League from disappointing third place. Roberto DiMatteo lost his job and owner Abramovich tied up Rafa Benitez. Benitez continue to trust Fernando Torres and his national has responded with five goals in last three games. They have won the game against Monterrey is the Semi Finals with the score 1-3.
Rafa Benitez has no new injury concerns for the final. He once again will play without long term injured Daniel Sturridge, John Terry and Oriol Romeu. David Luiz could once again play in midfield.
Corinthians coach Tite has full strength squad to choose from. Emerson, Paulinho, Ralf Danilo and Douglas are all in grat form. In defence, Tite will use Alessandro, Chicao, Paulo Andre and Fabio Santos.
Corinthians line-up: Cassio, Alessandro, Chicao, P Andre, F Santos, Paulinho, Ralf, Danilo, Douglas, Emerson, Guerrero.
Last three matches:
Al Ahly 0 – Corinthians 1;
São Paulo 3 – Corinthians 1;
Corinthians 1 – Santos Futebol Clube 1.
Chelsea line-up: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole, Mikel, Luiz, Mata, Oscar, Hazard, Torres.
Last three matches:
Monterrey 1 – Chelsea FC 3;
Sunderland 1 – Chelsea FC 3;
Chelsea FC 6 – FC Nordsjælland 1.