Gamba set up a semi-final date with Manchester United

Adelaide United 0 – Gamba Osaka 1 (Club World Cup, December 14, 2008) Yasuhito Endo struck midway through the first half with a finely-crafted goal after good team build up play.


Queensland Roar 2 – Newcastle Jets 1 (A-League, December 14, 2008) Joel Griffiths’ subtle chip in the 26th minute gave the Jets the lead, but it was all-square at the interval as Mitch Nichols levelled for the Roar. Newcastle had Jobe Wheelhouse controversially sent off with 20 minutes on the clock, and the hosts may their added man count when Sergio van Dijk’s wonderful 90th minute volley claimed all three points for Queensland.