Monterrey clinches 3rd place at Club World Cup

Mexican club Monterrey defeated Al-Ahly of Egypt 2-0 Sunday to

capture third place at the Club World Cup.

Monterrey controlled the flow of play for the majority of the

match and scored just three minutes in after an error by Al-Ahly

goalkeeper Mahmoud Abou Elseoud.

Neri Cardozo flipped a pass to fellow midfielder Jesus Corona,

who kicked the ball toward Abou Elseoud, who was unable corral it

and let it slip past him in front of an open goal.

Corona then pounced on the loose ball and slotted it home

uncontested to put Monterrey up 1-0.

Striker Cesar Delgado doubled Monterrey’s lead in the 66th when

he latched on to a pass from Cardozo on a break to score his third

goal of the tournament.

Monterrey lost to Chelsea 3-1 in the semifinals on Thursday.