Raja Clasablanca shocks Atletico Mineiro, advances to CWC final

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Raja Casablanca will be the surprise opponent for Bayern Munich in the Club World Cup final.

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) - Raja Casablanca upset Ronaldinho's Atletico Mineiro 3-1 on Wednesday night and will play Bayern Munich in this weekend's final of the Club World Cup.

Mohsine Moutaouali converted a tiebreaking penalty kick in the 84th after Mouhssine Iajour was tripped by defender Rver, and Vivien Mabide added a goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

''Who would have believed we would come to this,'' Raja coach Faouzi Benzarti said through a translator.

Iajour had put the local favorite ahead in the 51st minute, and Ronaldinho tied the score for the South American champion with a free kick in the 63rd.

''They were quick and speedy off the counter, and we were not up to the challenge,'' Atletico coach Cuca said through a translator. ''I'd like to apologize to all the fans that made the trip here from Brazil.''

The final of the tournament is Saturday.

Monterrey beat Egypt's Al-Ahly 5-1 in the fifth-place game on two goals by Cesar Delgado and one each by Neri Cardozo, Leobardo Lopez and Humberto Suarez.

Emad Meteab tied the score for Al-Ahly.

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