Dejan Stankovic and Diego Milito celebrate Inter's opener
Under-fire Inter Milan manager Rafael Benitez saw his side clinch their place in the Club World Cup final after a 3-0 win over Seongnam Ilhwa in Abu Dhabi.
The European champions had won just two of their last nine games before flying to the Middle East, putting Benitez's future at the San Siro in doubt.
But goals from Dejan Stankovic, Javier Zanetti and the returning Diego Milito overcame the Asian champions.
Inter will meet Africa's TP Mazembe, from DR Congo, on Saturday.
Inter were boosted by the return of Argentine striker Milito following a five-week absence, as well as Brazil international goalkeeper Julio Cesar and Romanian defender Cristian Chivu for the semi-final at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
The Italian champions have suffered 42 separate injuries already this season - the highest number in Serie A - and are seventh in the league with 23 points, 13 behind leaders and city rivals AC Milan.
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