2016 FIFA Club World Cup, Semifinals
  • Shouma Doi (33' PEN)
  • Yasushi Endo (83')
  • Yuma Suzuki (85')

Kashima Antlers first Asian side to reach CWC final, VAR used

Kashima Antlers booked a place in Sunday's Club World Cup final with a 3-0 win over Atletico Nacional that included the first penalty awarded on video evidence in a FIFA competition.

Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai gave Japanese side Kashima the spot-kick in the 31st minute following video assistant referee consultation that confirmed Orlando Berrio fouled Daigo Nishi. Shoma Doi slotted the spot-kick home.

Atletico dominated much of the game, twice hitting the woodwork in the first half, but two late goals gave the J1 League champions a comfortable victory at Suita City Football Stadium in Osaka.

Kashima will play either Real Madrid or Club America, whose semi-final takes place on Thursday in Yokohama.

Before Wednesday's last-four game there was a minute's silence in honour of the Chapecoense players and staff killed in last month's plane crash en route to facing Atletico in the Copa Sudamericana final, a two-leg fixture that never went ahead.

Atletico's Jhon Mosquera hit the bar midway through the first period, shortly before the landmark penalty.

In first-half stoppage time Mosquera struck unlucky again as he headed against the bar, and the Colombian side continued to press after the break. But Yasushi Endo's cheeky back-heel in the 83rd minute and substitute Yuma Suzuki tapping home two minutes later made the result safe.

Earlier Jeonbuk Motors won the fifth-place match with a 4-1 victory over Mamelodi Sundowns at the same venue.

Kim Bo-kyung gave Jeonbuk an 18th-minute lead that Lee Jong-ho doubled 11 minutes later. A Ricardo Nascimento own goal four minutes before half-time made it 3-0 at the break.

Percy Tau pulled one back for the South African team three minutes into the second period but a minute from time Kim Shin-wook restored a three-goal lead for the South Korean side.