However, if the approach is wrong an easy task can turn into a very difficult one - ask Internacional. Rafa Benitez and his guys had the right tension without being nervous and there lies the explanation of Nerazzurri's perfectly timed reaction to the 45th injury of the season: Wesley Sneijder had to leave the pitch after only 30 seconds [pulled muscle, of course]. No self-pity but a strong determination to avoid further complications - Inter went straight for the jugular and Dejan Stankovic gave Inter the lead in the 4th minute.
The Serbian midfielder and Samuel Eto'o were Inter's driving forces in the first half. In the 32nd minute Zanetti scored the 2-0 after a brilliant backheeled delivery from Diego Milito. Two assists for the Argentinian striker who scored the third in the second half - a true poacher's goal. Milito's coordination to collect a rebound, after Eto'o shot was saved by Jung Sung Ryong, to place it first touch into the net proves he's back to his old standards. A general feeling of freshness, calmness, surrounded el Principe's performance, which eclipsed the image of the tired and worried player struggling after last summer World Cup.
A good win in the end. Easy. Easy because Inter made it look easy. Rafa Benitez wisely decided not to risk all his returning players, so he left Maicon on the bench - his fresh legs will be more useful and decisive against TP Mazembe on Saturday afternoon. Another game Inter must win.
MAN OF THE MATCH: Dejan Stankovic. A good sub last season, now the Serbian is the real engine of the team. His enthusiasm and determination are admirable and infectious.
FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP 2010 - Semifinal / Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium
SEONGNAM-INTER 0-3 (0-2)
Seongnam: Jung Sung Ryong, Ko Jae Sung, Sasa Ognenovski, Cho Byung Kuk, Choi Sung Kuk (Song Ho Young 67'), Dong Geon, Radoncic (Jin Ryong 87'), Molina, Sung Hwan, Chul, Jael Cheol Cheon Kwang Jin 68'). Coach: Shin Tae Yong
Inter: Julio Cesar, Zanetti, Cordoba, Lucio, Chivu (Santon 79'); Stankovic, Cambiasso; Pandev, Sneijder (Thiago Motta 4'), Eto'o; Milito (Muntari 77'). Coach: Rafa Benitez
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)
Goals: Stankovic 3', Zanetti 32', Milito 73'
Yellow card: Ognenovski