Gastclub Al Ain on Wednesday the New Zealand Team Wellington, the champion of Oceania, after a penalty shoot-out (4-3) defeated in the first round of the world cup for clubs. After the regular time and the renewals, it was 3-3.
The club from the United Arab Emirates looked at the rest, however, against a 0-3 deficit after goals from barcia pulled ahead (11.), Clapham (15.) and Ilich (44.). In the second half and managed to Al Ain an impressive comeback thanks to Shiotani (45.), Doumbia (49.) and Mountain (85.). At Al Ain got Abdulrahman in the slot of the extensions, a second yellow card.
In the second round of the tournament, with the six champions of the continental bekertoernooien and the champion of the host country takes Al Ain against Espérance de Tunis winner of African Champions League. The winner of that duel meets in the semi-finals the Argentine River Plate, recently the Copa Libertadores won. Champions League winner and defending champion Real Madrid is also only from the semi-finals in action. (belga)