Corinthians defeated Chelsea 1-0 in the Club World Cup final on Sunday at Japan's Yokohama International Stadium.

Peruvian forward Paolo Guerrero scored for the Brazilian club in the 69th minute with a header, capitalizing on a defensive miscue by Chelsea.

Corinthians won the 1st Club World Cup, which was played at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium, beating Vasco da Gama 4-3 in the final on penalty kicks.

Corinthians succeeds Barcelona as Club World Cup champion.

Mexico's Monterrey, meanwhile, beat Egypt's Al-Ahly in the third-place match 2-0.

This was the 9th FIFA Club World Cup. EFE