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Inter Milan beat TP Mazembe to take World Club crown

Inter's Samuel Eto'o celebrates his goal
Eto'o's goal was his 19th in 23 games for Inter

Inter Milan secured their second trophy under coach Rafael Benitez with an easy victory over Congolese side TP Mazembe to win the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi.

Samuel Eto'o set up Goran Pandev's opener before adding the second himself with Joseph Biabiany's late third wrapping up the victory.

Unfancied Mazembe beat Brazil's Internacional to reach the final but never threatened another upset.

Dioko Kaluyituka had some good chances but could not find a way through.

Two goals in five minutes did the early damage, with Eto'o's defence-splitting pass setting up the first goal, and Javier Zanetti being the provider for the second.

Muteba Kidiaba made two superb saves from Diego Milito to prevent the Italians running away with it, and before half time the Congolese team had their own best chance, when Kaluyituka's powerful shot was blocked by Ivan Cordoba.

After half-time Inter's Maicon hit the outside of the post, and Kaluyituka missed another chance when he was forced wide and the angle became too acute.

Julio Cesar then made a good save from his volley, and that turned out to be Mazembe's last chance, and substitute Biabiany's perfectly timed run allowed him to net the clincher.

Inter's triumph sees them add another trophy to go with the Champions League, Italian league and Cup, and European and Italian Super Cups that they already hold.


TP Mazembe Englebert: Kidiaba, Kaliyutuka (Ndonga 89), Kimwaki, Kasusula, Nkulukuta, Kabangu, Bedi, Mihayo, Ekanga, Kasongo (Kanda 46), Singuluma.
Subs Not Used: Bakula, Tshani, Mwepu, Mabela, Sunzu, Mvete, Kanyimbo, Kayembe, Ngome.

Booked: Kaliyutuka, Ekanga, Bedi, Kasusula.

Inter Milan: Julio Cesar, Chivu (Stankovic 54), Maicon, Cordoba, Zanetti, Lucio, Motta (Mariga 87), Cambiasso, Eto'o, Milito (Biabiany 70), Pandev.
Subs Not Used: Castellazzi, Sneijder, Muntari, Materazzi, Alibec, Benedetti, Santon, Nwankwo, Orlandoni.

Booked: Motta.

Goals: Pandev 13, Eto'o 17, Biabiany 85.

Att: 42,120

Ref: Yuici Nishimura (Japan).



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see also
Inter Milan announce Benitez exit
23 Dec 10 |  Europe
Inter reach Club World Cup final
16 Dec 10 |  Europe
Benitez hails Club World Cup
18 Dec 10 |  Europe
Africa's TP Mazembe make history
14 Dec 10 |  African
Inter slump to defeat at Bremen
07 Dec 10 |  Europe


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