Football: Chelsea power into Club World Cup final with 3-1 win
YOKOHAMA (REUTERS) - Fernando Torres continued his recent resurgence as Chelsea brushed aside Mexico's Monterrey 3-1 with a confident display to reach the final of the Club World Cup in Japan on Thursday.
The English side and their interim manager Rafael Benitez will be under pressure to beat Brazil's Corinthians in Sunday's final after becoming the first holders to exit the Champions League at the group stage last week.
Juan Mata finished a classy move in the 17th minute to give Chelsea the lead, smashing in a left-foot shot after a low ball from Ashley Cole, sent clear by a back-heel from Oscar.
Torres added Chelsea's second with a deflected drive 20 seconds after the break, his fifth goal in three games.