Kashiwa reaches semis at Club World Cup

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.

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.