Morocco’s Raja stuns Ronaldinho's Atletico at Club World Cup

Morocco Raja Casablanca's goalkeeper Khalid Askri (L) celebrates after winning the semi-final football match against Brazil's Atletico Mineiro. (AFP)

Raja Casablanca converted a late penalty to upset Ronaldinho's Atletico Mineiro 3-1 and become the first team from outside of Europe or South America to reach the Club World Cup final on Wednesday.

The Moroccan club will play Champions League winner Bayern Munich after captain Mohsine Moutaouali converted an 84th-minute penalty, awarded when Atletico defender Rever tripped Mouhssine Iajour inside the area.

Iajour had put the local favorite ahead in the 51st before more than 35,000 fans at the Marrakech Stadium before Ronaldinho equalized for the Brazilian team from an exquisite free kick in the 63rd .

But Atletico coach Cuca could only look on in silence as substitute Vivien Mabide put the result beyond doubt with a stoppage time goal.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:41 - GMT 06:41
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