International Soccer
 
              === Neymar leads Santos to Club World Cup final ===
 
 Toyota, Japan (Sports Network) - Santos advanced to the final of the FIFA Club
 World  Cup on Wednesday after securing a 3-1 semifinal win over Kashiwa Reysol
 of Japan.
 
 Santos  forward Neymar  was a threat from the  start as he hit the post in the
 opening  five  minutes before giving the  South American champions the lead in
 the 19th by curling a left-footed shot into the upper corner of the net.
 
 Borges  doubled the lead for Santos five minutes later when he scored from the
 edge  of the  penalty area, but Kashiwa's  Hiroki Sakai pulled a goal back for
 his team nine minutes into the second half with a header.
 
 However, Santos proved too strong and Danilo restored the two-goal lead with a
 well-taken  free kick in the 63rd minute before Ibson rattled the crossbar for
 the Brazilian side.
 
 Barcelona  will face  Qatar?s Al Sadd in the other semifinal on Thursday, with
 the winner facing Santos in Sunday's final.
 
 The  match for fifth place on Wednesday saw Mexican side Monterrey claim a 3-2
 victory over Esperance.
 
 Monterrey  fell  behind by a  goal to Yannick  Ndjeng just after the half-hour
 mark,  but responded  with goals  from Hiram  Mier, Aldo  De Nigris  and Jesus
 Zavala  before  a penalty kick from  Khaled Mouelhi reduced the deficit to one
 goal 15 minutes from time.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 12/14 10:45:32 ET

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