Japan’s Kashiwa Reysol advanced to the semifinals of the Club World Cup on Sunday after a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Mexican side Monterrey.
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Kashiwa goalkeeper Takanori Sugeno made one save in the shootout and Monterrey goalkeeper Jonathon Orozco hit the post with his penalty to leave Ryohei Hayashi to score the winning spot-kick after the game had finished 1-1.
Kashiwa will play South American champion Santos of Brazil in the semifinals on Wednesday.
Qatari side Al Sadd beat Tunisia’s Esperance 2-1 earlier Sunday to advance to the semifinals where it will face Spanish giant Barcelona on Thursday in Yokohama.