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Gremio beat Pachuca 1-0 to reach Club World Cup final

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Brazilian side Gremio beat Mexico’s Pachuca 1-0 with a goal by winger Everton five minutes into extra time on Tuesday to book a place in the Club World Cup final.

The 21-year-old Everton drifted inside from the left wing and hammered home a fierce strike that Pachuca goalkeeper Oscar Perez could do nothing to stop.

The Porto Alegre side, who won the Intercontinental Cup - the forerunner to the tournament - in 1983 and 1995, will face the winners of Wednesday’s clash between holders Real Madrid and Al Jazira of Abu Dhabi in Saturday’s showpiece.

Both Latin American sides fought out a scrappy 90 minutes in Al Ain that featured 35 fouls and few clear-cut chances.

The Mexicans, who have played in the tournament five times but have never reached the final, had Victor Guzman sent off for a second yellow card with 10 minutes of extra time remaining.