Thursday, March 23, 2023

Al Hilal surprises Flamengo and will play in the Club World Cup final

He al hilal Saudi became a finalist for the Club World Cup after giving the surprise against Flamengo (2-3) that made things too easy for him in a match in which the Brazilian team played with one minus the entire second half.

The clash began to revolutionize soon, when before the first three minutes Mateuzinho knocked down Luciano Vietto in the area and caused a maximum penalty. Salem Aldawsari, the same player who rose to the forefront of the international soccer scene months ago by scoring the goal in Saudi Arabia’s media victory over Argentina in the World Cup in Qatar, assumed responsibility.

He did it by displaying stripes before the many who opposed the launch and He did not forgive despite the fact that Santos hit the side.

The Brazilian team reacted quickly, trying to leave the advantage momentarily and anecdotally. With the game under control, the chances arrived. Pedro, with a header that passed close to the post, was the first to threaten. He had no luck there, the striker, but he did soon after when Mateuzinho handed him the ball and he hit it low and crossed from the right of attack to equalize.

The balance took pressure off Flamengo, but, once again, they insisted on complicating their lives when Gérson committed a new penalty just before the break that earned him the second yellow and the consequent red. Salem Aldawsari transformed it again, converting both shots on goal for Al Hilal to gold until then.

The South American team appeared from the locker room, ready to get out of the labyrinth they had gotten into and was about to plunge further into chaos. Marega, after a good individual action, gave the ball back to Khalifah and he sent it out when it was easier to deposit it in the net.

Clara was also the opportunity that Gabriel had with his head shortly after in the opposite area, but he was unable to direct the ball between the three sticks. That failure was not forgiven by the rival, who, after a loss by the Brazilians, He put together a coldly settled counter with precision and precision by the Argentine Luciano Vietto.

It seemed like the icing on the cake for the Asian team, which also dominated possession against a Flamengo that, in inferiority, was chasing shadows. However, in this context, Pedro caught a dead ball in the area after a deflection by Jang and spiced up the outcome in the 91st minute, although not enough to embitter the feat of Al Hilal.

Data sheet:

2 – Flamenco: Saints; Mateuzinho, David Luiz, Léo Pereira (Fabricio Bruno, min.46), Ayrton Lucas; Thiago Maia (Vidal, min.81), Gerson; Éverton Ribeiro (Éverton, min.68), Gabriel, De Arrascaeta (Thumb, min.46); and Pedro.

3 – Al Hilal: Almayouf; Saud, Jang, AL Bulayhi, Khalifah (Nasser, min.65); Cuellar, Carrillo, Salem Aldawsari; Marega, Vietto (Jahfali, min.87) and Ighalo (Michael, min.57).

Goals: 0-1, min.4: Salem Aldawsari, from a penalty. 1-1, min.20: Peter. 1-2, min.53+: Salem Aldawsari, from a penalty. 1-3, min.70: Vietto. 2-3, min.91: Pedro.

Referee: Istvan Kovacs (Romania). He admonished Gabriel (min.17), David Luiz (min.42), Pulgar (min.56) and Thiago Maia (min.72) by Flamengo, and by Al Hilal Vietto (min.42), Khalifah (min.62) and Jahfali (min.88). He sent off Gérson for a double yellow card (min.15 and min.53 +).

Incidences: semifinal match of the FIFA Club World Cup played at the Grand Stade in Tangier (Morocco) in front of 42,496 spectators. A minute of silence was observed in memory of the victims of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

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