Al-Hilal from Saudi Arabia is sensationally in the final of the Club World Cup. The team from Riyadh beat Brazilian top club Flamengo from Rio de Janeiro 3-2 (2-1) in the semifinals of the tournament in Morocco on Tuesday. Al-Hilal is the first Saudi representative to reach a Club World Cup final. In the second semi-final on Wednesday, al-Ahli from Cairo and Real Madrid with David Alaba face each other.
Salem al-Dawsari scored in the fourth minute from the penalty spot in Tangier and then scored from the point in the ninth minute of added time in the first half. Argentinian Luciano Vietto (70th) made the decision. Pedro (20′, 91′) scored twice for the Brazilians, who were decimated after Gerson was sent off (45′ + 8′). Flamengo qualified for the tournament by winning the Copa Libertadores, the South American equivalent of the European Champions League.