2008 FIFA Club World Cup Final

The 2008 FIFA Club World Cup Final was the final match of the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup, a football tournament for the champion clubs from each of FIFA's six continental confederations. The match took place at the International Stadium Yokohama, Japan, on 21 December 2008, and pitted LDU Quito of Ecuador, the CONMEBOL club champions, and Manchester United of England, the UEFA club champions. Despite going down to ten men early in the second half, Manchester United won the match 1–0 thanks to a 73rd-minute goal from Wayne Rooney.[3]

2008 FIFA Club World Cup Final
Event2008 FIFA Club World Cup
LDU Quito Manchester United
Ecuador England
0 1
Date21 December 2008
VenueInternational Stadium, Yokohama[1]
Man of the MatchWayne Rooney (Manchester United)[2]
RefereeRavshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)[1]
WeatherClear night
16 °C (61 °F)
69% humidity

Road to Yokohama

Both Manchester United and LDU Quito qualified for the competition at the semi-final stage, after winning their respective continental competition, the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League and the 2008 Copa Libertadores.

LDU Quito's opening game was against Mexican side Pachuca, who had defeated Egyptian club Al Ahly 4–2 in the quarter-finals after extra time.[4] Their semi-final match was played at the National Stadium in Tokyo on 17 December 2008.[5] LDU Quito scored two goals in the first 26 minutes, through Claudio Bieler and Luis Bolaños, securing a place in the Club World Cup final.[6]

Manchester United's semi-final opponents were Gamba Osaka, who had previously defeated Australian A-League premiers and Asian Champions League runners-up Adelaide United (1–0) to move into the second semi-final on 18 December.[7] Nemanja Vidić and Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the first half, putting Manchester United ahead by two goals at half time. Masato Yamazaki was the next to score, in the 74th minute, to bring Gamba back into the competition, but Wayne Rooney scored twice and Darren Fletcher once within the next five minutes to extend United's lead. Yasuhito Endō converted an 85th-minute penalty kick and Hideo Hashimoto got a third for Gamba just minutes before the final whistle. The end result was 5–3, taking Manchester United to the final.[8][9]



LDU Quito Ecuador0–1England Manchester United
Report Rooney Goal 73'
LDU Quito
Manchester United
GK 1 Ecuador José Francisco Cevallos Yellow card 44'
RB 23 Ecuador Jairo Campos Yellow card 36'
CB 3 Ecuador Renán Calle Yellow card 66' Substituted off 77'
CB 2 Argentina Norberto Araujo
LB 14 Ecuador Diego Calderón
RM 13 Ecuador Néicer Reasco Substituted off 82'
CM 15 Ecuador William Araujo Yellow card 71'
CM 8 Ecuador Patricio Urrutia (c)
LM 7 Ecuador Luis Bolaños Substituted off 87'
SS 16 Argentina Claudio Bieler Yellow card 2'
CF 21 Argentina Damián Manso
MF 4 Ecuador Paúl Ambrosi Substituted in 77'
MF 20 Ecuador Pedro Larrea Substituted in 82'
FW 19 Chile Reinaldo Navia Substituted in 87'
Argentina Edgardo Bauza
LDU Quito vs Man Utd 2008-12-21
GK 1 Netherlands Edwin van der Sar
RB 21 Brazil Rafael Substituted off 85'
CB 5 England Rio Ferdinand (c)
CB 15 Serbia Nemanja Vidić Red card 49'
LB 3 France Patrice Evra
RM 13 South Korea Park Ji-sung
CM 16 England Michael Carrick
CM 8 Brazil Anderson Yellow card 70' Substituted off 88'
LM 7 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
CF 32 Argentina Carlos Tévez Substituted off 51'
CF 10 England Wayne Rooney
DF 23 Northern Ireland Jonny Evans Substituted in 51'
DF 2 England Gary Neville Substituted in 85'
MF 24 Scotland Darren Fletcher Substituted in 88'
Scotland Alex Ferguson

Man of the Match:
England Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)[2]

Assistant referees:
Uzbekistan Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan)[1]
Kyrgyzstan Bahadyr Kochkorov (Kyrgyzstan)[1]
Fourth official:
Japan Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)[1]

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Twelve named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.


First half
LDU Quito Manchester United
Goals scored 0 0
Total shots 4 11
Shots on target 0 5
Ball possession 36% 64%
Corner kicks 0 3
Fouls committed 14 10
Offsides 0 1
Yellow cards 3 0
Red cards 0 0
Second half
LDU Quito Manchester United
Goals scored 0 1
Total shots 6 5
Shots on target 3 4
Ball possession 54% 46%
Corner kicks 5 0
Fouls committed 12 7
Offsides 3 0
Yellow cards 2 1
Red cards 0 1
LDU Quito Manchester United
Goals scored 0 1
Total shots 10 16
Shots on target 3 9
Ball possession 45% 55%
Corner kicks 5 3
Fouls committed 26 17
Offsides 3 1
Yellow cards 5 1
Red cards 0 1

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Match Report" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Toyota Cup – Most Valuable Player of the Match Award". RSSSF. 20 December 2007. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Liga de Quito 0–1 Man Utd". BBC Sport. 21 December 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Al-Ahly – Pachuca Match Report". FIFA. 13 December 2008. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  5. ^ "Pachuca – Liga de Quito Match Report". FIFA. 17 December 2008. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  6. ^ "In a Liga of their own". FIFA. 17 December 2008. Archived from the original on 21 December 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  7. ^ "Adelaide United – Gamba Osaka Match Report". FIFA. 14 December 2008. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  8. ^ "United hit five in thriller". FIFA. 18 December 2008. Archived from the original on 22 January 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  9. ^ "Gamba Osaka – Manchester United Match Report". FIFA. 18 December 2008. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  10. ^ "Match Statistics". FIFA. Archived from the original on 19 June 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2012.

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