Steelers beat Atlante on penalties, finish 3rd

Asian champions Pohang Steelers took third place at the Club World

Cup after beating Mexican club Atlante 4-3 on penalties on

Saturday.

With the match having finished 1-1 after 90 minutes, Kim

Hyun-gil clinched it for the South Koreans after Atlante had missed

twice in the shootout, with Rafael Marquez’s spot-kick being saved

and Horacio Peralta hitting the post in front of 17,800 at the

Zayed Sports City stadium.

Steelers had taken the lead three minutes before halftime

when Denilson scored his competition-best fourth goal, the

Brazilian striker firing low into the corner of the net.

The CONCACAF champions equalized one minute after the

restart, with Marquez tucking an angled shot inside the far post.