Monterrey manager targets historic victory over Chelsea

Mexican side face European champions in semi-final of Club World Cup

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Monterrey boss Victor Manuel Vecetich today declared beating Chelsea at the Club World Cup would be the greatest moment in the history of Mexican club football.

Vecetich was hoping to send shockwaves through the tournament in Japan by winning tomorrow's semi-final against the team he hailed as "the number one club team in the world".

European champions Chelsea are overwhelming favourites to reach the final at the expense of their CONCACAF counterparts at Yokohama International Stadium.

The same applied to Manchester United at the inaugural tournament in 2000, where they were held to a draw by Monterrey's Mexican rivals Necaxa en route to crashing out.

Vecetich claimed a win against Chelsea would top that and become the most important club result in his country's history.

"Yes, without question," he said.

"The Necaxa game in Rio, I remember that.

"We want to make history.

"I know our rivals very well but we believe in our own strengths. I believe we can win and we will try our best."