Club World Cup Semi-Final: Raja Casablanca 3 Atletico Mineiro 1

Raja Casablanca's Mouhssine Iajour scores his side's opening goal during the semi final soccer match between Raja Casablanca and Atletico Mineiro at the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Photo: Matthias Schrader, AP
Raja Casablanca’s Mouhssine Iajour scores his side’s opening goal during the semi final soccer match between Raja Casablanca and Atletico Mineiro at the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Photo: Matthias Schrader, AP

Marrakesh – Raja Casablanca of Morocco scored twice in the last 10 minutes to stun Brazil’s Atletico Mineiro 3-1 in their Club World Cup semi-final today and earn a place in the final against Bayern Munich of Germany.

Mohaine Moutaouali fired home a controversial penalty in the 83rd minute and Vivien Mabide wrapped it up in stoppage time with a breakaway goal amid chaotic scenes.

Mouhssine Lajour had given Raja, who qualified as champions of host nation Morocco, the lead early in the second half before Ronaldinho curled a free kick in off the post to level for the South American champions.

It will be only the second time since the tournament has been played in its current format in 2005 that the final has not been between a South American and European team.

Reuters
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