With a global performance mixed with confidence, Al-Hilal, the representative of Saudi football, defeated its Brazilian rival Flamengo, the champion of the “Cup Libertadores” 3-2, and flew to the final of the Club World Cup in Morocco, in a historic achievement written in golden letters in the records of Saudi football.
Al-Hilal was also avenging itself after the loss from the same team in the 2019 edition of the tournament, with a score of 2-1.
Al-Hilal entered history from its widest gates, after reaching the FIFA Club World Cup final for the first time in its history, after an exciting victory in the semi-finals of the tournament held in Morocco. Salem Al-Dossary scored the first two goals of “two penalties”, while Luciano Vietto scored the third goal. Al-Hilal is waiting for the winner of the Al-Ahly and Real Madrid match today to determine the second party that qualifies for the final, which will be held next Saturday.
Argentine Ramon Diaz, coach of Al-Hilal team, started the match with a list that started differently from the first confrontation, with the presence of the trio Khalifa Al-Dosari, Carrillo and Vito in the main list, for the defensive roles that Al-Dosari is good at, in exchange for the sudden presence of Carrillo, who was closer to absence due to injury.
Al-Hilal team snatched an early penalty, which gave it great confidence in the match against the South American champion, after Argentine midfielder Luciano Vietto fell in the third minute of the match. Salem Al-Dosari advanced to it and played it perfectly inside the Brazilian net.
The Brazilian Flamengo players rushed to the front and put great pressure on the Al-Hilal team, which retreated to defend its lead and keep its net clean. The early goal confused Flamengo’s accounts, and two of its players got yellow cards early.
Al-Hilal’s steadfastness did not last long after Pedro Guillerme hit Abdullah Al-Mayouf’s net with the 20th minute, in a shot that carried common mistakes between the blue team’s defense.