Steelers beat Atlante on penalties, finish 3rd

BY foxsports • December 19, 2009

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.