Club World Cup: Manchester City wins its half


By: Manu Tournoux

The reigning European champion lived up to his status by dominating Urawa Red Diamonds in the semi-final of the Club World Cup.

The logic was respected this Tuesday evening on the occasion of the 2e semi-final of the Club World Cup. Manchester City did not fail in their duel against the Asian champion, Urawa Red Diamonds. The Eastlands won without much difficulty with a score of 3-0.

Man City on diesel

The Japanese defense lasted almost an entire half during this meeting. It’s only at 46e minute that she ended up losing, following an own goal from Hooibraten. At 0-1, the spaces became available and the Japanese team had much more difficulty resisting their prestigious opponent of the day.

Returning from the locker room, the Citizens were able to calmly add to the score. Matteo Kovacic (52e) and Bernardo Silva (59e) gave the success of theirs a scale more in line with the level of difference between the two teams. And the bill could have been even heavier for Urawa.

With this great victory, Manchester City joins Fluminense in the final. The Brazilian team had beaten the Egyptians of Al Ahly the day before in the other half. Next Saturday, the prestigious club from the northwest of England will try to collect the only major trophy missing from its rich record.

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