TOYOTA, Japón (AP) — El peruano Paolo Guerrero anotó en el primer tiempo y Corinthians de Brasil venció el miércoles 1-0 a Al-Ahly de Egipto para avanzar a la final del Mundial de Clubes.

Douglas mandó un centro perfecto al área y Guerrero remató de cabeza para superar al arquero Sherif Ekramy a los 30 minutos.

Los campeones de la Copa Libertadores enfrentarán en la final al ganador del duelo el jueves entre el monarca europeo Chelsea y el club mexicano Monterrey, representante de la CONCACAF.

Corinthians, ganador del torneo en 2000, dominó el primer tiempo en el estadio Toyota, pero sufrió ante la presión del monarca africano en el complemento.

"No esperábamos un partido tan difícil", concedió el técnico de Corinthians, Tite. "Ellos fueron más agresivos y tuvieron posesión del balón después del entretiempo. Tenemos una gran responsabilidad de ganar y estamos bajo una gran presión mental".

El último equipo sudamericano que ganó el Mundial de Clubes fue Internacional de Brasil, cuando venció 1-0 al Barcelona en la final de 2006.

El ídolo del fútbol egipcio, Mohamed Aboutrika, estuvo cerca de empatar por Al-Ahly a los 70 minutos con un remate de larga distancia que salió apenas desviado. Walid Soliman también le pegó por encima del travesaño a cinco minutos del final.

Corinthians contó con el respaldo de una gran cantidad de hinchas que viajaron desde Brasil.

Al-Ahly, que superó 2-1 al equipo japonés Sanfrecce Hiroshima en los cuartos de final, disputó su cuarto Mundial de Clubes.

"Estoy frustrado por el revés, porque mis jugadores se desempeñaron muy bien", dijo el técnico de Al-Ahly, Hossam El Badry. "Creo que en realidad jugamos mejor que Corinthians y que merecíamos ganar".

En el partido por el quinto lugar, Hisato Sato anotó dos goles en el segundo tiempo e Hiroshima venció 3-2 al equipo surcoreano Uslan Hyundai, campeón de Asia.

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  • Corinthians players and team staff pose for a group photo during an award ceremony after beating Chelsea FC 1-0 in their final match to win the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

  • Chelsea FC's Gary Cahill, left, reacts after receiving a red card during the final match against Corinthians at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

  • Corinthians' Paolo Guerrero celebrates his goal against Chelsea FC during the final of the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

  • Supporters cheer Corinthians during their final match against Chelsea FC at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

  • Chelsea FC's Fernando Torres, right, reacts after his shot saved by Corinthians' goalkeeper Cassio during the final of the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

  • Cassio, Juan Mata

    Corinthians' goalkeeper Cassio, right, makes a save from Chelsea FC's Juan Mata, left, during their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

  • Supporters wave Corinthians' flag after the team defeated Chelsea FC 1-0 in their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

  • Cassio

    Corinthians goalkeeper Cassio poses for photographers during a presentation ceremony after receiving an MVP award at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Corinthians beat Chelsea FC 1-0 in their final match to win the title. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

  • Chelsea FC players watch the awards ceremony after their loss to Corinthians in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

  • Corinthians' Paolo Guerrero celebrates after scoring a goal against Chelsea FC during the final of the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

  • David Luiz, Emerson

    Chelsea FC's David Luiz, right, and Corinthians' Emerson battle for the ball during their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

  • Corinthians' Alessandro holds up the trophy with teammates in celebration after beating Chelsea FC, 1-0, during the final of the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

  • Paolo Guerrero, right, and Chelsea FC's Eden Hazard

    Corinthians' Paolo Guerrero, right, and Chelsea FC's Eden Hazard battle for the ball during their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

  • Rafael Benitez, Tite

    Chelsea FC's coach Rafael Benitez, left, and his Corinthians' counterpart Tite watch their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

  • Alessandro

    Corinthians captain Alessandro, center, holds up the trophy as he celebrates with teammates during an award ceremony after beating Chelsea FC 1-0 in their final match to win the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

  • Alessandro

    Corinthians captain Alessandro, center, holds up the trophy as he celebrates with teammates during an award ceremony after beating Chelsea FC 1-0 in their final match to win the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

  • Corinthians players celebrate with the trophy after beating Chelsea FC 1-0, during the final of the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

  • Fans of Brazil's Corinthians celebrate at Paulista Avenue after Corinthians won the FIFA Club World Cup 2012 final soccer game against Britain's Chelsea, in Sao Paulo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

  • Alessandro

    Corinthians captain Alessandro, center, holds up the trophy as he celebrates with teammates during an award ceremony after beating Chelsea FC 1-0 in their final match to win the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

  • Alessandro

    Corinthians captain Alessandro, front left, holds up the trophy as he celebrates with teammates during an award ceremony after beating Chelsea FC 1-0 in their final match to win the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

  • Corinthians players celebrate with the trophy after beating Chelsea FC, 1-0, during the final of the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

  • Gary Cahill

    Chelsea FC's Gary Cahill reacts after receiving a red card during the final match against Corinthians at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

  • Corinthians players celebrate their 1-0 win over Chelsea FC in their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

  • Paolo Guerrero

    Corinthians' Paolo Guerrero, left, celebrates with teammate Danilo (20) after scoring a goal against Chelsea FC during their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

  • Corinthians players celebrate their 1-0 win over Chelsea FC in their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

  • David Luiz

    Chelsea FC's David Luiz (4) sits on the pitch as Corinthians players celebrate their 1-0 win in their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

  • Paolo Guerrero

    Corinthians' Paolo Guerrero, left, celebrates after scoring a goal against Chelsea FC in the second half of their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

  • Paolo Guerrero, Frank Lampard

    Corinthians' Paolo Guerrero, second from left, celebrates after scoring a goal as Chelsea FC's Frank Lampard, right, looks dejected in the second half of their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

  • Paolo Guerrero

    Corinthians' Paolo Guerrero, right, celebrates after scoring a goal against Chelsea FC during their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

  • Paolo Guerrero

    Corinthians' Paolo Guerrero (9) scores a goal against Chelsea FC in the second half of their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

  • Rafael Benitez, Ramires

    Chelsea FC's coach Rafael Benitez comforts his player Ramires (7) after being defeated by Corinthians 1-0 in their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

  • Fabio Santos, Danilo Fernandes, Cassio

    Corinthians players, from left, Fabio Santos, goalkeepers Danilo Fernandes and Cassio celebrate after beating Chelsea FC 1-0 in their final match to win the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

  • Paolo Guerrero

    Corinthians' Paolo Guerrero, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Chelsea FC during their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

  • Chicao, Fernando Torres

    Corinthians' Chicao, left, kicks the ball past Chelsea FC's Fernando Torres during their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

  • Emerson, David Luiz

    Corinthians' Emerson, left, and Chelsea FC's David Luiz vie for the ball during their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

  • Fans of Brazil's Corinthians react as they watch the FIFA Club World Cup 2012 final soccer game between Corinthians and Britain's Chelsea, on a large screen at their team's clubhouse in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

  • Fernando Torres, Ralf

    Chelsea FC's Fernando Torres, left, and Corinthians' Ralf battle for the ball during their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

  • Fans of Brazil's Corinthians react as they watch the FIFA Club World Cup 2012 final soccer game between Corinthians and Britain's Chelsea, on a large screen at their team's clubhouse in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

  • Gary Cahill, Paolo Guerrero

    Chelsea FC's Gary Cahill, left, and Corinthians' Paolo Guerrero fall on the pitch after a ball battle during their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

  • Jose Maria Basanta, Victor Moses

    CF Monterrey's Jose Maria Basanta, top, and Chelsea FC's Victor Moses fights for the ball during their semifinal match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

  • Walter Ayovi, Oscar

    CF Monterrey's Walter Ayovi, right, and Chelsea FC's Oscar vie for the ball during their semifinal match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

  • Chelsea FC players celebrate their side's third goal against CF Monterrey during the semifinal of the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament at International Stadium Yokohama, in Yokohama, Japan, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

  • Frank Lampard

    Chelsea FC's Frank Lampard gestures to specters' stand after defeating CF Monterrey 3-1 during their semifinal match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

  • The goal-line monitoring device is seen as CF Monterrey's Aldo De Nigris scores a goal against Chelsea FC during the semifinal at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament at International Stadium Yokohama, in Yokohama, Japan, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

  • Rafael Benitez, Juan Mata

    Chelsea FC's coach Rafael Benitez, left, welcomes his player Juan Mata leaving the pitch during their semifinal match against CF Monterrey at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

  • Chelsea FC players celebrate their side's third goal against CF Monterrey during the semifinal of the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament at International Stadium Yokohama, in Yokohama, Japan, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

  • Eden Hazard, Sergio Perez

    Chelsea FC's Eden Hazard, left, collides with CF Monterrey's Sergio Perez during their semifinal match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

  • John Obi Mikel, Cesar Delgado

    Chelsea FC's John Obi Mikel, right, fights for the ball with CF Monterrey's Cesar Delgado during their semifinal match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

  • The goal-line monitoring device is seen as CF Monterrey's Aldo De Nigris scores a goal against Chelsea FC during the semifinal at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament at International Stadium Yokohama, in Yokohama, Japan, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

  • Chelsea FC's players celebrate together after Fernando Torres scored his side's second goal during the semifinal against CF Monterrey at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament at International Stadium Yokohama, in Yokohama, Japan, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiiyama)

  • Eden Hazard, Jose Maria Basanta

    Chelsea FC's Eden Hazard, left, fights for the ball with CF Monterrey's Jose Maria Basanta during their semifinal match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)