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Last Updated: Sunday, 16 December 2007, 12:25 GMT
AC Milan 4-2 Boca Juniors
Filippo Inzaghi (left) and Kaka were both on the scoresheet for Milan
Inzaghi (left) set Milan on their way to victory, while Kaka almost scored
Filippo Inzaghi scored twice as AC Milan beat Boca Juniors to win the Club World Cup in Japan.

Inzaghi struck after a Kaka pass on 21 minutes but Boca equalised a minute later through Rodrigo Palacio's header.

Alessandro Nesta's volley, Kaka's solo run and finish and Inzaghi's second - all in the space of 10 minutes - settled the match in Milan's favour.

Kakha Kaladze saw red, as did Boca's Pablo Ledesma, while Milan's Massimo Ambrosini scored an own goal.


"I'm really satisfied - this trophy is what I've missed all along," said Kaka.

"I really thank God for this year as we won the trophy that is so hard to get."

AC Milan: Dida, Bonera, Nesta, Maldini, Kaladze, Gattuso (Emerson 65), Seedorf (Brocchi 87), Pirlo, Kaka, Ambrosini, Inzaghi (Cafu 76).
Subs Not Used: Kalac, Gilardino, Simic, Jankulovski, Favalli, Gourcuff, Serginho, Oddo, Fiori.

Sent Off: Kaladze (78).

Booked: Ambrosini.

Goals: Inzaghi 21, Nesta 50, Kaka 62, Inzaghi 71.

Boca Juniors: Caranta, Maidana, Paletta, Morel Rodriguez, Ibarra, Battaglia, Gonzalez Luengo (Ledesma 67), Cardozo (Gracian 68), Banega, Palermo, Palacio.
Subs Not Used: Garcia, Silvestre, Cahais, Krupoviesa, Boselli, Bueno, Datolo, Bertolo, Vargas Rivera, Migliore.

Sent Off: Ledesma (88).

Booked: Ibarra, Battaglia, Paletta.

Goals: Palacio 23, Ambrosini 85 og.

Att: 53,600

Ref: Marco Rodriguez (Mexico).

  • Urawa Red Diamonds took third place in the tournament after defeating Etoile Sportive du Sahel of Tunisia in a penalty shoot-out after the match had finished 2-2.

    Washington was the star of the game for Urawa in his last match before he returns to Brazil, scoring both goals for the Japanese team as well as a brace in the penalty shoot-out.

    "This is a game I'll never forget," said Washington. "It's great to end the season this way and I want to thank our fans for all their support."

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