San Lorenzo-Madrid for Club World Cup

(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Real Madrid's opponents in the Club World Cup final will be San Lorenzo after the South American champions ended a storybook run by amateur side Auckland City with a labored 2-1 semifinal win on Wednesday.

Madrid will be heavily favored to win its first Club World Cup on Saturday after San Lorenzo, Pope Francis' favorite team, needed extra time to overcome Auckland's semi-pros and amateurs who fit football around day jobs.

Given their meager resources, it could have been the ultimate David vs. Goliath story had the Oceania champions advanced to face the world's richest team.

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