Jeonbuk Motors 4 Mamelodi Sundowns 1: Asian champions claim Club World Cup fifth spot

Jeonbuk Motors 4 Mamelodi Sundowns 1: Asian champions claim Club World Cup fifth spot

Asian champions Jeonbuk Motors cruised to a 4-1
win over Mamelodi Sundowns in Wednesday's
fifth-place play-off at the Club World Cup.
The South Korean side marched into a 3-0 lead by
half-time and never looked likely to surrender their
advantage, despite a stunning goal from
Sundowns' Percy Tau.
Jeonbuk, who missed out on a semi-final against
Real Madrid after being beaten 2-1 by America,
were in command of proceedings in Osaka from
the off and took the lead in the 18th
minute through Kim Bo-kyung, who rifled high into
the net after goalkeeper Denis Onyango parried a
cross straight into his path.
Onyango was culpable for Jeonbuk's second, too.
A clever free-kick routine allowed Ko Moo-yeol
space to cut the ball back across the area from the
byline, and Lee Jong-ho turned and fired home
after the Sundowns keeper failed to intercept the
ball.
A miserable first half for the CAF Champions
League holders was compounded when Ricardo
Nascimento intercepted a low cross from the right
only to see the ball trickle agonisingly into the
bottom corner, but they did give themselves some
hope after the break when the lively Tau cut inside
from the right and blasted a shot into the top
corner with his left foot.
Onyango made two good saves to keep his side's
faint hopes of a comeback alive, but when he came
off his line and failed to claim Lee Jae-sung's
corner, Kim Shin-wook was left with a simple
header from six yards to add gloss to the scoreline.

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