Baku. 18 December. REPORT.AZ/ Auckland's defensive organisation withstood San Lorenzo's rudimentary play. Ramon Tribulietx's supreme tactical plan stuck fast until Mauro Matos swept home in the 94th minute to settle the tie.
Auckland's charge to the Club World Cup semi-finals, taking out the champions of Morocco and Africa along the way, is an astonishing achievement in context. Auckland are part-time. They have players who sell kitchens and labour on building sites by day and train with their team by night.
Real Madrid and San Lorenzo to meet on December, 20 at final Marrakech, Morocco (19:30 GMT).