INAC Kobe Leonessa claimed the 2013 Mobcast Cup title — an international club women’s championship — on Sunday with a 4-2 win over Chelsea Ladies.
INAC Kobe, double winners in Japan in 2013, opened the scoring through Megumi Takase in the 10th minute before American and to-be Seattle Reign FC loan player Beverly Goebel-Yanez drew a penalty kick and finished it to double the lead for the de facto home team.
South Korean Ji So-Yun gave INAC a three-goal lead midway through the second half, but Chelsea wouldn’t go down easily. New signing and English international Rachel Williams scored in the 80th minute and was involved in Hannah Blundell’s goal in the 83rd minute that cut INAC Kobe’s lead to 3-2.
But Emi Nakajima added a fourth for INAC Kobe Leonessa and they secured a 4-2 victory over Chelsea.
On Saturday, Australian champions Sydney FC defeated South American champions Colo-Colo of Chile in a penalty shootout.
Colo-Colo opened the scoring in the 8th minute through Yusmery Ascanio, but Sydney drew level on Ellyse Perry’s 23rd minute goal. Trudy Camilleri put Sydney ahead one minute later and Rocio Soto red card for Colo-Colo before halftime seemed to seal the South Americans’ fate.
Renee Rollason’s 79th minute goal to put Sydney ahead 3-1 seemed to put the game beyond doubt, but Colo-Colo scored twice late to dramatically tie the agem. Sydney won 4-2 on penalties.