Hello and welcome to today's live blog of the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final between Auckland City FC and San Lorenzo.
That sentence almost needs repeating. Yes, Auckland City - New Zealand's merry mix of amateur and semi-professional footballers- are in the semi final of the Club World Cup. And today, they face the best team from South America.
Auckland beat Moroccan champions Moghreb Toutan on penalties in the play-off game, then toppled African champions ES Setif 1-0 in the quarter final. Now they meet the 15-time Argentine champions, who are genuine football heavyweights.
Who are San Lorenzo?
• San Lorenzo qualified for the Club World Cup after winning the Copa Libertadores - South America's equivalent of the Champions League. They were seeded 15th in the knockout-style tournament and beat 16th seed Nacional in the final.
• San Lorenzo are one of the Los 5 Grandes, or top five teams, in Argentine football and have won the top Primera Division 15 times.
• Their home ground, Estadio Pedro Bidegain, holds 43,494 - that's about 40,000 more than Auckland City's Kiwitea St home.
• Pope Francis, who is from the Flores region of Buenos Aires, is a big fan of San Lorenzo - his local team.
• Some major international names have donned the club's blue and red kit, including Argentine Pablo Zabaleta, who plays for Premier League champions Manchester City, while defender Mario Yepes, who played 102 times for Colombia, is in the squad.
I'm Steven Holloway and today will be providing all the live updates from this morning's action. Click 'comment now' to share your views, opinions or questions. The game will kick off in just over 40 minutes.
Early poll results suggest a lot of you think Auckland City will do it this morning. I suggest getting down to the TAB. Auckland are $7 outsiders, while San Lorenzo are $1.07 favourites.
Auckland comfortably knock the ball around the back four, but then Irving decides to go long and his pass is too heavy and drifts over the head of Payne. When Auckland win the ball in midfield they are very happy to go right back to goalkeeper Tamati Williams and control the pace of the game.
Seven minutes in and it's been a slow start. Neither side able to put together any meaningful period of possession.
Early yellow card now for Auckland defender Dordevic, who clattered Kalinski 20 yards outside the box. Good chance for the Argentinians.
Barrientos gets his head on the end of the freekick but it drifts harmlessly over the bar.
Ten minutes in and it's looking like a tactical game of chess. Auckland's strategy is obviously to slow things down and take the pace out of the game, and get numbers behind the ball at all times. They are also very comfortable knocking it around the back four.
Great work from Auckland striker Tade, who turned his marker inside and out before unleashing a shot on goal from 30 yards out. Unfortunately it was straight at the keeper, but a good early sign for Auckland.
Good period of possession for Auckland but it doesn't result in a shot on goal. Auckland have started well, and have had an even share of possession in the opening 15 minutes.
San Lorenzo have settled into their work now and have started to dominate the midfield. They still haven't penetrated the Auckland back four though, encouraging signs for the Kiwis.
Tim Payne finds Ryan De Vries on the right hand side and the striker cuts in on his left foot before firing his shot wide. That's two decent looks at goal that Auckland have had in the opening 18 minutes. San Lorenzo have had one.
Tade gives away a soft free kick now in dangerous territory.
The ball is swung deep into the hands of Auckland goalkeeper Williams, who makes a safe and assured catch. 20 minutes gone, still 0-0.
Good chance for San Lorenzo now as they evade the offside trap and get a shot away on goal. But Williams is equal to the effort and uses his legs well to make a sprawling save.
Auckland looking for one-twos on the edge of the San Lorenzo box but it's too congested and their defence is easily able to clear.
25 minutes in and it's still very even. Auckland are, once again, looking like an incredibly difficult team to break down and are offering glimpses in attack that suggest they could pinch one.
Auckland have a freekick now 40 yards out from goal in a good attacking position.