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.
Just 20 minutes till kick off now and Auckland are expected to field the same starting lineup they used in their first two wins.
Ivan Vicelich will play a deep lying central midfield role in-front of an international back four featuring Takuya, Bilen, Berlanga and Irving.
It's also a huge game for Auckland goalkeeper Tamati Williams, who could put himself back in the mix for an All Whites spot with a big performance. No doubt he will get a good test today.
It's a loud, colourful passionate crowd in Morocco and San Lorenzo have brought around 5000 travelling fans with them. It looks like a full house at Le Grande Stade de Marrakesh and we are nearly ready to go.
The teams are both out on the field now and it's FIFA anthem time. The players are ready, the scene is set.
Ramon Tribulietx, the hardest name to spell in New Zealand football, has gone with the same starting lineup. No surprises there, they have tactically looked very sure and safe in their opening two games.
We are underway with San Lorenzo taking early possession and comfortably knocking it around the back.
Auckland are playing in white tonight, San Lorenzo in a red and blue number.
Auckland are playing with a midfield three of Vicelich, Mario Bilen and Tim Payne, with a front three of Ryan De Vries, Emiliano Tade and Fabrizio Tavano dropping back to offer support.
It's been a measured start from both teams, San Lorenzo with a few sloppy early passes and Auckland looking to slow the game down at every opportunity.
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.