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Club World Cup: Corinthians v Chelsea

Live minute-by-minute text commentary and goals from the Club World Cup final in Japan

  • RESULT: Corinthians 1-0 Chelsea
    Guerrero strike proves decisive for Brazilians
    Cahill gets late red-card
    12/16/2012 10:32:23 AM
  • GOAL! Corinthians 1-0 Chelsea
    12/16/2012 11:56:36 AM
  • 69 mins: Real intent from the Brazilians and after Chelsea fail to clear the ball, Paolo Guerrero heads in off the bar. Chelsea have work to do now.
    12/16/2012 11:58:03 AM
  • 72 mins: Luiz brings down Emerson, and the striker puts in a spectacular set of at least half a dozen forward rolls, before jumping up to see the Chelsea defender booked.
    12/16/2012 12:00:41 PM
  • 74 mins: Mata clips in for Torres, who fails to connect properly with a free header.
    12/16/2012 12:02:20 PM
  • 76 mins: Ashley Cole switches off to allow Alessandro to rob him in the corner before Cahill gets in to clear. There is a chance that Chelsea frustrations could see them caught with a second, and probably, decisive goal.
    12/16/2012 12:05:30 PM
  • Emerson rolls after a David Luis obvious foul. Like Ramires foul in the 1st half, and he got no card... Rolled as much as Cahill, in the end of 1st half, after a legitimate tackle by Emerson in the box. Anyway, the referee is European! Gulp...
    12/16/2012 12:06:09 PM
  • No movement from Rafa on the bench. Blues fans will want changes. He's got Sturridge and Piazon on the bench who could make an impact.
    12/16/2012 12:07:20 PM
  • Ten minutes for Chelsea to find a way back in Japan. It's not been great but credit must go to an impressive Corinthians performance.
    12/16/2012 12:09:40 PM
  • 86 mins: Real chance for Fernando Torres to level it up for the Blues but the striker can't find a way past Cassio in goal. Seems to be the story of the season for the Spaniard.
    12/16/2012 12:14:08 PM
  • 89 mins: Mata finds Oscar but once again he is crowded out by Brazilian resistance.
    12/16/2012 12:16:33 PM
    12/16/2012 12:16:57 PM
  • 90 mins: Gary Cahill is dismissed for an off-the-ball incident. Tall order now for Chelsea.
    12/16/2012 12:18:44 PM
  • 90+2: Chelsea think they've levelled but Fernando Torres is offside when he beats the goalkeeper to the ball and heads into the net.
    12/16/2012 12:20:06 PM
  • A rare sight of Marko Marin for Chelsea. Can he make the breakthrough?
    12/16/2012 12:21:20 PM
  • 90+5: Juan Mata is denied at the death.
    12/16/2012 12:22:32 PM
  • FULL-TIME: Corinthians 1-0 Chelsea
    12/16/2012 12:22:57 PM
  • It's all over and Chelsea can't have many complaints. They came up against a strong and well-organised Corinthians side today and just couldn't fashion a way through. The defeat won't help Benitez win over the Chelsea faithful either.
    12/16/2012 12:25:41 PM
  • Paolo Guerrero heads home the winner

    12/16/2012 12:27:29 PM
  • Lampard: "It was always going to be a tough game. They were very organised, we knew what they were going to bring."
    12/16/2012 12:28:12 PM
  • Whoever said the Club World Cup didn't matter for Chelsea should take a look at the disappointment etched on the faces of their players. David Luiz in particular is showing his emotion at the final whistle.
    12/16/2012 12:31:15 PM
  • Well what now for Benitez and Chelsea? A Wednesday night Capital One Cup quarter-final against Leeds for a start. They will have to overcome a flight delay which sees them due to arrive back in the UK tomorrow afternoon. They had planned to return immediately after today's match.
    12/16/2012 12:35:02 PM
  • Presentations are about to begin. Michel Platini is in attendance.
    12/16/2012 12:39:13 PM
  • Match-winner Guerrero receives the bronze ball award.
    12/16/2012 12:40:48 PM
  • Chelsea's David Luiz is awarded the silver ball prize.
    12/16/2012 12:41:11 PM
  • And Corinthians goalkeeper Cassio wins the golden ball award for best player. He certainly made some solid saves today.
    12/16/2012 12:41:57 PM
  • Overjoyed Guerrero heads towards the Corinthians support

    12/16/2012 12:45:40 PM
  • That's all from our live updates today. Thanks for tuning in.
    12/16/2012 12:53:36 PM
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