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Nacional 2 - 2 América (4-3 pens)

Atletico Nacional beat Club America for CWC third place

A penalty shoot out was required for the South American champions to clinch third place after a 2-2 draw in normal time. A happy ending to an emotional week.

Nacional vence en penales y es tercero del Mundial de Clubes.

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Atletico Nacional beat Mexico's Club America 4-3 on penalties to finish third at the FIFA Club World Cup on Sunday and cap an emotional three weeks for the Colombian side.

Miguel Borja swept home the decisive spot kick  - after some early misses from the Mexican's relieved some pressure - to seal victory for the reigning Libertadores Cup holders after they had squandered a two-goal lead over the 90 minutes in Yokohama. 

Quickly into their stride

Atletico, who failed to reach the final in Japan following their incidental part in the air tragedy that decimated Brazilian rivals Chapecoense last month, looked as if they would run away with the third-place encounter after an explosive start.

Atletico Nacional's players celebrate after winning the penalty shoot.
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Atletico Nacional's players celebrate after winning the penalty shoot.KIYOSHI OTAEFE

Embarrassed by a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Japan's Kashima Antlers in midweek, Atletico went ahead after just six minutes through a Miguel Samudio own goal. Alejandro Guerra then slammed in a second.

The Mexican comeback

But Michael Arroyo pulled one back with a ferocious volley seven minutes before the break. Substitute Oribe Peralta lashed home the equaliser from the penalty spot to make it 2-2.

Atletico, who made headlines when Chapecoense's squad were all but wiped out by a plane crash while en route to play them in the Copa Sudamericana final, were cheered by a huge contingent of fans, many waving Chape flags in tribute to the fallen side.


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