Gearing Up For The Club World Cup Semis

We’ve now reached the business end of the 2013 Club World Cup in Morocco. And with the action set to intensify, there are four clubs left in the fray, and two of them have surprised fans and pundits alike by making it so far.

Specifically, we’ll see Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande face off against favourites Bayern Munich on Dec. 17 in the first semi, with a match-up between Raja Casablanca of Morocco and Brazilian squad Atletico Mineiro to follow in the other semifinal on the 18th.

Guangzhou Evergrande vs. Bayern Munich

Guangzhou Evergrande

Guangzhou were unlikely winners over African champions Al Ahly in their quarterfinal. The Chinese side, making their first ever appearance at the Club World Cup, won their match 2-0 thanks to second goals goals from Elkeson and Dario Conca. All in all, the game was fairly even, with ESPN’s match report showing that Al Ahly actually had a slight edge in shots on goal, fouls, and possession. This is without a doubt Guangzhou’s biggest ever club game, and they’re facing a Bayern side who have been in brilliant form under new coach Pep Guardiola.

Tournament favourites- FC Bayern

Tournament favourites- FC Bayern

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