Estudiantes reaches Club World Cup final

BY foxsports • December 16, 2009

Three players from Pohang Steelers were ejected, and the South Korean team lost 2-1 to Argentina's Estudiantes on Tuesday night in the semifinals of the Club World Cup.

Leandro Benitez scored off a free kick in first-half injury time and made it 2-0 when he knocked in a loose ball in the 53rd minute. Denilson cut the deficit in half in the 71st.

Estudiantes will play European champion Barcelona or Atlante, the North and Central American and Caribbean representative, in Saturday's final.

Hwang Jae-won was ejected in the 56th minute, Kim Jae-sung in the 72nd and goalkeeper Shin Hwa-yong in the 77th. The first two players were sent off for receiving their second yellow cards, and Shin was ejected for making incidental contact trying to clear the ball after sprinting out of his penalty area.

Estudiantes won the world title in 1968, beating Manchester United when the competition was called the Intercontinental Cup.

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