Pachuca takes fifth at Club World Cup

Mexican side Pachuca beat 10-man Al Wahda of the United Arab Emirates 4-2 on penalties to cap a dramatic comeback and take fifth place at the Club World Cup.

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Published: Wed 15 Dec 2010, 11:29 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:58 AM

The CONCACAF Champions League winners were 2-0 down with 10 minutes to go before substitute Dario Cvitanich struck twice, including a clever backheel to level the match at 2-2 in the 89th minute.

Miguel Calero saved from Abdulraheem Jumaa in the shootout, while Modibi Diarra missed his effort to give Pachuca the win.

Al Wahda opened the scoring when Ismaeil Matar volleyed in from close range.

Pachuca had the perfect opportunity to equalize when Mahmoud al-Kamali gave away a penalty in the 73rd and was sent off for his second booking, but Edgar Benitez put his spot-kick over the bar.

Mahmoud al-Hammadi scored on the rebound to make it 2-0 before Pachuca’s late rally.

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