Wednesday, 12 December 2007

World Club Cup: Semi-Final 2

European champions AC Milan make their FIFA Club World cup bow against their Asian counterparts Urawa Red Diamonds.

SF2: Urawa Red Diamonds v AC Milan
Yokohama, Thursday at 1030 (UK Time, +1hr for Italy)
Buoyed by an emphatic 3-1 win over Sepahan in the quarter-finals and cheered on by their army of vociferous fans, the Japanese now have the Italian aristocrats in their sights.

Carlo Ancelotti's men will need to tread carefully if they are to avoid one of the biggest shocks in the history of the competition.

After lifting the AFC Champions League trophy, Urawa lost momentum at the end of the domestic season to let Kashima Antlers steal the J-League crown from under their noses.

Similarly impressive in their continental commitments, having coasted into the second round of the Champions league this season, the Rossoneri find themselves marooned in the mid-table positions in Serie A.

What better way then for both sides to forget their domestic blues than by going for glory at the Club World Cup Final against Boca Juniors on Sunday?

Source: FIFA

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