Corinthians beats Chelsea 1-0 in Club WCup final

JIM ARMSTRONG AP Sports Writer Published:

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -- Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero scored in the 69th minute Sunday to give Corinthians a 1-0 victory over Chelsea for the Club World Cup title.

After the Brazilian team withstood steady pressure from Chelsea, Paulinho broke into the box and laid the ball off to Danilo, whose shot deflected off a defender before Guerrero stole in to head the looping ball past goalkeeper Petr Cech.

The Copa Libertadores champions joined Barcelona as the only teams to win the tournament twice, adding to their first title in 2000.

The loss added to recent disappointments for Chelsea, which became the first European champions since 2006 to not win the Club World Cup and this month became the first defending champion to be eliminated in the group stage of the Champions League.