Paris Saint-Germain emerged victorious following a 2-2 draw in the second leg in Brussels last night. Anderlecht’s inability to score away in Paris in the first leg ended up costing them dearly.
PSG will now play the winners of the D2 tournament to decide the overall World Club Cup winner.
Hertha Berlin needed Fictional Extra Time to see off Leverkusen after their 2-0 home first leg was overturned buy their German rivals.
Hertha will host D1 tournament winners Paris Saint-Germain next week in the first leg of the World Club Cup Final.
Gladbach held on 1-1 at home against Udinese to win the D3 final, their 2-1 victory in Italy in the first leg enough to separate the two sides.
Not sure what happened in D4, as neither leg of the final was played!
The plan was for the winners of D3 and D4 to playoff for the World Club Shield, but I think now that it will have to be D3 vs. D5, while Partizan and Dynamo can arrange their D4 final games for the next two weeks instead.
[UPDATE: Dynamo eventually emerged as D4 winners.]
Zagreb’s 5-1 capitulation at home to Augsburg in the fist leg meant that the second leg in Germany was always going to be somewhat of a formality.
And so it proved with the German team emerging 7-3 victors on aggregate, and securing an unlikely place in the World Club Shield Final against Borussia Monchengladbach in the process.