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December 16, 2012 10:30 AM GMT
Nissan Stadium — Yokohama
Referee:‬ C. Çakιr‎
Attendance:‬ 68275‎
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Corinthians 1-0 Chelsea

The Blues' World Club Cup dream dies in Yokohama as a lacklustre display is punished by a Paolo Guerrero goal in the second half, giving the Brazilians the trophy

By Liam Twomey

  • Cássio
    197
    11
    4.00

    Cássio

    Made excellent saves to deny Hazard and Moses, and generally commanded his area well.

  • Alessandro
    70
    18
    3.00

    Alessandro

    For the most part dealt with the threat of Hazard, although his lack of pace was exposed on occasion.

  • Chicão
    75
    13
    3.50

    Chicão

    A disciplined display at the heart of defence, rarely beaten in the air or on the floor.

  • Fábio Santos
    66
    18
    3.00

    Fábio Santos

    The fact that most of Chelsea's best moments came down the opposite flank speaks well of his performance.

  • Paulo André
    64
    18
    3.50

    Paulo André

    Much like his centre-back partner Chicao, he produced a solid, resilient display.

  • Ralf
    67
    17
    3.00

    Ralf

    Industrious in the midfield, pressing Ramires and Lampard relentlessly and helping his side to win the midfield battle.

  • Paulinho
    131
    16
    3.50

    Paulinho

    A bundle of energy, working from box to box and linking play well whenever the ball came to him.

  • Danilo
    72
    17
    3.50

    Danilo

    His efforts helped keep Ivanovic pinned back and Moses had a relatively marginal influence on the game.

  • Paolo Guerrero
    178
    57
    4.00

    Paolo Guerrero Top of the Match

    Caused problems all game with his skill and clever movement, and took his goal with impressive composure.

  • Jorge Henrique
    62
    18
    3.00

    Jorge Henrique

    His work rate prevented Chelsea from gaining a firm foothold in the midfield, although his own influence on his team's attacking was limited to some neat touches and wayward shots.

Substitutions

  • Juan Manuel Martínez
    43
    14

    Juan Manuel Martínez

    Came on for Guerrero with four minutes left.

  • Petr Cech
    111
    73
    2.50

    Petr Cech

    Rarely tested by a wasteful Corinthians attack, and could do nothing about Guerrero's goal.

  • Branislav Ivanovic
    85
    147
    2.00

    Branislav Ivanovic

    Often caught drifting too narrow by Danilo, most notably and decisively for the goal.

  • Ashley Cole
    101
    109
    3.00

    Ashley Cole

    Looked excellent at both ends of the pitch early on, but his attacking influence fairly quickly waned.

  • David Luiz
    178
    85
    2.50

    David Luiz

    Displayed his usual blend of inspired moments and lapses in concentration, and gave Guerrero too much space for the goal.

  • Gary Cahill
    38
    221
    2.00

    Gary Cahill

    Never looked comfortable in the face of a fluid Corinthians attack, and never got close enough to shut down Guerrero at any stage. Sent off in the dying moments.

  • Ramires
    123
    107
    2.50

    Ramires

    Showed his usual energy in midfield but was uncharacteristically wasteful in possession.

  • Frank Lampard
    67
    370
    2.50

    Frank Lampard

    Wanted to add another trophy to his collection before he is likely to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, but looked off the pace and unable to deal with Corinthians' intensity.

  • Victor Moses
    49
    366
    2.50

    Victor Moses

    Forced one superb save from Cassio in the first half, but had faded long before he was replaced by Oscar with 20 minutes left.

  • Eden Hazard
    89
    375
    2.50

    Eden Hazard

    Drifted in and out of the game, showcasing some deft touches and forcing a good stop out of Cassio, but a far from complete performance.

  • Fernando Torres
    442
    299
    1.50

    Fernando Torres Flop of the Match

    Inconsistent and anonymous against organised and motivated opposition again. Came into this game on a run of five goals in three matches against poor opposition, but it seems he has become a flat-track bully. Missed a sitter late on.

  • Juan Mata
    80
    381
    2.50

    Juan Mata

    Played one sublime pass through to Hazard early in the second half, but this was a strangely quiet game for the Spain international.

Substitutions

  • César Azpilicueta
    50
    186

    César Azpilicueta

    Replaced Ivanovic with seven minutes to go.

  • Oscar
    118
    151
    2.50

    Oscar

    Came on for the last 20 minutes, but was unable to turn the tide for his team.

  • Marko Marin
    152
    52

    Marko Marin

    Replaced Hazard in the dying minutes.

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Darío Conca Darío Conca
Midfielder
Fluminense
2 1
Ronaldinho Ronaldinho
Midfielder
Atletico Mineiro
2 0
César Fabián Delgado César Fabián Delgado
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Monterrey
2 0
Mouhssine Iajour Mouhssine Iajour
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Raja Casablanca
2 0
H. Suazo H. Suazo
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Monterrey
1 1