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December 9, 2012
• Toyota Stadium, Toyota
Referee: C. Çakιr
• Attendance: 20353
Keun-Ho Lee 88'
J. Corona 9'
C. Delgado 77', 84'
Hyunmin, Goal.com's Korea expert, gives his final verdict on Ulsan Hyundai's performance: It was not only disappointing result but also disappointing performance. Ulsan did not show any of their strength and played far below par. Defense should have been more focused and pass to forwards should have been more accurate.
90' + 3'
Eric Gomez, Goal.com's Latin American expert, gives his final thoughts: A strong performance by Monterrey, possession was dominated throughout and intelligent attacking was the norm for a team that did not disappoint and showed more of its Concacaf Champions League form than its recent Liga MX form. Even without star striker Humberto Suazo, the Monterrey attack was sharp and found two goals in Suazo's replacement up front, Cesar Delgado. A dream date with Chelsea awaits.
90' + 2'
Full-time: Ulsan Hyjndai 1-3 Monterrey: The Mexican champions progress into the semi-finals as they face the European champions, Chelsea next. Stay with us for the match report and ratings.
CLOSE! Ayovi's corner-kick saw De Nigris' header at the near post being saved by the Ulsan goalkeeper Kim YG
Neri Raúl Cardozo
Assist Yong Lee
Goal Keun-Ho Lee
GOAL! Lee KH shoots from 25-yards and Jonathan Orozco fumbles to collect and it's a goal for Ulsan Hyundai.
Just for your information: Delgado is one of the most expensive players in Mexico and he makes just under two million dollars a year.
Eric Gomez says: A better stretch of Monterrey now after starting the second half with a few doubts in the back. Monterrey toying with Ulsan's growing desperation and hanging back, at any given time there are only usually one or two Monterrey players ahead of the halfway line if possession lies with Ulsan. Vucetich seems very happy with his lineup, no changes are imminent.
Assist W. Ayoví
Goal C. Delgado
GOAL! Ayomi cuts inside from the right and finds Cesar Delgado who takes a touch to control the ball and dink the opposition defender to shoot with his second touch to find the back of the net.
Goal.com's Korean expert, Hyunmin says: Ulsan attacked more lively in the second half but still no accuracy on final ball. #13 Kim SY subbed out and #7 Ko CH came in to make scoring chances.
Good interplay! Cardozo gave a through-ball to De Nigris who flicked it for Ayomi whose header went above.
Shin-Wook Kim has been rightly substituted as the striker had flopped big time. Ulsan Hyundai would hope that substitute Maranhao does better.
Assist A. De Nigris
Goal C. Delgado
GOAL! Cesare Delgado scores the second. Good interplay between Delgado, Coronna, De Nigris who found Delgao again. The Argentine international did well to tap that one in. Brilliant stuff!
Kim SW fouls once again inside the box as Monterrey win a goal-kick. The Korean striker has certainly be the flop so far.
1-0 is a rather slender lead for Monterrey as Ulsan Hyundai are winning several free-kicks and if they do manage to capitalise on them, we are in for a match.
Hyunmin, Goal.com's Korean expert, says: Ulsan made substitutted Kim YS out and Lee JS in to make defensively. but still Ulsan have to make a solution for offence. Specially Kim Seungyong played very bad today.
Yellow Card Shin-Wook Kim
WIDE! Kim SY's corner-kick and substitute Ju-Sang Lee heads it wide.
Jesus Corona sent in a cross but the player shot wide
Yellow Card Jonathan Emmanuel Orozco
Rafinha and Meza are involved in a tussle. Jonathan Orozco is booked for protesting against Rafinha.
Ulsan Hyundai have had several free-kicks which are being wasted to be honest. Kim SY's delivery is easily punched away the goalkeeper who was standing outside the six-yard box! WOW!
Yellow Card D. Chavez
Eric Gomez shares his thoughts: Monterrey has allowed Ulsan some liberty up front, and Jonathan Orozco has had some issues to deal with after a very calm first half. Monterrey has lost their vice grip on possession and have not been able to create danger on the limited counterattacks they've mounted in these first 15 minutes.
Kwak TH was trying to do a Maradona but clattered into the goalkeeper and is receiving treatment.
Free-kick as Kim SY floats it in which saw the opposition goalkeeper come out to punch.
Monterrey are looking increasingly threatening with each attack. Ulsan Hyjndai has made a substitution as he brought on Ju-Sang Lee who is a full-back.
GOAL! OFFSIDE! Corona find Ayomi whose shot was deflected to a corner. From the corner-kick, Chavez flicks it for Perez who heads it in but is adjudged offside.
Good Play! De Nigris backheels for Cardozo who finds the left-back whose first time cross for Jesus Corona earned them a corner. From the corner, De Niogris header goes over.
Kim SY's free-kick sees Orozco come off his line and punch the ball. Kim SW clatters into the goalkeeper. Poor stuff from the Korean striker.
Kim YS's cross from the left goes straight into the hands of Orozco. Meza has to be careful as he is on a booking after having fouled Rafinha. And he once brings down the same player
Free-kick to Ulsan Hyundai taken by Kim SY from the right but is cleared away by Monterrey.
And we are underway here...
Half-time: Ulsan Hyundai 0-1 Monterrey. The Mexicans have been the better side and have deserved the lead. Can the Asian champions make a comeback?
45' + 2'
Eric Gomez, Goal.com's Latin American expert believes that: All smiles for Monterrey as they walk back to their dressing room. A successful first half for the northern Mexico side, but it definitely seems as if they should have been able to notch at least another goal before the end of the first period.
45' + 1'
Hyunmin, our Goal.com Korean expert, says: Dissapointing first half for Ulsan as they have not made a single shot on target. Players seem to be too nervous and they're not picking right passes for goal.
Ulsan Hyundai's Kim YS's crosses from the left which saw Rafinha chest it down but is cleared by the Mexicans...
Yellow Card S. Meza
Meza enters the referee's books as he pulls down Rafinfa. Free-kick to the Asian champions. Ulsan haven't had a single shot in the game.
Monterrey have won most of the 50:50 balls too. They have enjoyed large spells of possession. Ulsan Hyundai simply have been outplayed.
Kim SW fouls once again and this time it's Ayomi. Poor stuff from the Korean striker.
Eric Gomez says: As noted before, Monterrey is now handling its business by way of possession, trying to disrupt Ulsan's speed and any potential quick play up front with their two holding midfielders, Ayovi and Perez. Meanwhile, Corona is driving Ulsan crazy with breakway speed on the counterattacks that Monterrey is banking on to extend their lead.
After a decent buildup, Ayomi lays the ball for Cesar Delgado who shoots from the edge of the box which is easily collected by the Ulsan goalkeeper.
Monterrey are playing some delightful football which is pleasing to the eye, to say the least.
Monterrey have the game under control more or less as they are passing the ball with ease. Ayovi, Jesus Corona and Cesar Delgado are constantly providing the threat which the team in blue aren't able to deal with.
Ulsan Hyundai haven't found their feet as yet in the game. They haven't managed to create a single chance so far.
Eric Gomez shares his thoughts on the Mexican side: Monterrey handling the first part of the game quite well. Offensively, they were able to create chances and put an early opportunity away with Corona and De Nigris. Could have been two if not for De Nigris' straight header. On defense, no major incidents to report yet. It was incredibly important for Monterrey to score first, as they will likely attempt to dominate the match with possession and counter attacks.
Foul! Chávez brings down Lee KH on the right wing. From the free-kick, the header is wide.
Ayoví shoots from 30-yards and easy collection from the Ulsan goalkeeper.
Good Play! De Nigris, Ayoví and Cesar Corona combine with the latter's shot from inside the box being blocked.
Hyunmin, Goal.com's Korean expert, says: Ulsan made the worst start as they conceded after 9 minute. Players look vulnerable but there won'be hasty tactical change.
SAVED! Delgado has a pop on goal and goalkeeper Kim YG had to dive to his right to keep the scoreline same. We are in for goals in this game for sure!
Kim SW is once again the guilty party as he fouls Basanta. Free-kick to Monterrey
Monterrey certainly look the threatening of the two sides. They are sharp and are passing the ball well.
Free-kick to Ulsan Hyundai: Pérez fouls Kim SY on the right and the ensuring free-kick didn't matter in the end as Kim SW was guilty of pushing inside the box.
CHANCE! De Nigris' header from close range is just about saved from the Ulsan Hyundai goalkeeper Kim YG.
Assist A. De Nigris
Goal J. Corona
GOAL! Jesus Corona scores the goal as he taps the ball from handshaking distance after receiving a cross from Aldo de Nigris.
LUCKY! Velez makes a crucial tackle inside the box as Ulsan Hyudani almost make their way though.
Rafinha's floats a ball inside the box but is cleared away by the Monterrey defence.
The Korean side had a few touches on the ball but then send in a long ball which is easily dealt with by the Mexican champions.
A bright start to the game in terms of pace as Ulsan Hyjndai look to attack early and catch Monterrey on the break.
And we are underway here as Monterrey kickoff the proceedings...
Commentator on TV hopes Ulsan to get $5m with winning Club World Cup! But insists Monterrey are strong opponent as they won Champions League twice in a row. Side attack and set pieces could be key to Ulsan. Would Ulsan's IRON MACE break Monterrey's OLYMPICS GOLD MEDAL?
Eric Gomez says: Excitement from fans as Monterrey kicks off its second consecutive Club World Cup. Last season, Monterrey was quickly bounced by Kashiwa Reysol, and despite missing star striker Humberto Suazo, expectations are high from a lineup that features most of the usual starters for the four-time Mexican champions. The mood is very bright, and Monterrey fans are expecting an out and out victory from the CONCACAF Champions tonight.
The sliding roof of the Toyota Stadium is open
Each team has around 50-100 supporters, with several Sanfrecce Hiroshima supporters also taking in the early game
According to weather report, maybe today's weather will be change to snow in the night. Temperature is 8℃, sunny day. But the wind is very cold. Humidity is 37%
Hyunmin, Goal.com's Korean expert, says: It's an usual 4-2-3-1 for Ulsan. Lee Keun-Ho and Kim Seung-Yong will change sides frequently in side attack. Rafinha and Kim Shin-Wook will attack center. Lee Ho & Estiven will stop Monterrey's passing game in the middle.
Ulsan Hyundai: 1 Kim YG, 2 Lee Yong, 5 Kwak TH, 14 Kim YS, 26 Kim CG, 6 Lee Ho, 13 Kim SY, 20 Velez, 9 Kim SW, 11 Lee KH, 16 Rafinha
Eric Gomez, Goal.com's Latin American expert, says: Monterrey lines up as expected. A straight 4-4-2 with the injured Suazo being replaced by usual winger/attacking midfielder Cesar Delgado. The Argentine will pair up with Mexican national teamer Aldo de Nigris. Both Chavez and Corona are usually deployed as wingbacks. Expect both players to alternate in the back with Perez and Meza
Monterrey: 1 Orozco, 2 Meza, 21 Mier, 15 Basanta (C), 24 Pérez, 5 Chávez, 20 Ayoví, 18 Cardozo, 15 Corona, 19 Delgado, 9 De Nigris
Ulsan Hyundai are hoping to become the third straight AFC representative to face the European champions in Club World Cup play, while Monterrey are hoping for a better finish than last year's edition where they were beaten on penalties by Kashiwa Reysol.
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