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Ighalo Helps Al-Hilal Reach Historic FIFA Club World Cup Final After Shock Win Against Flamengo

Ighalo Helps Al-Hilal Reach Historic FIFA Club World Cup Final After Shock Win Against Flamengo

Odion Ighalo was in action and helped his Saudi Arabia club Al-Hilal stun Brazil giants Flamengo 3-2 in the semi-final of the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup in Tuesday night.

The famous win means Al-Hilal are the first-ever club from Saudi Arabia to reach the competition’s final.

Ighalo was named in Al-Hilal’s starting eleven before going off in the 57th minute.

Al-Hilal will potentially face Real Madrid in the final, with the Champions League holders in action against Al Ahly of Egypt on Wednesday.

Salem Al Dawsari’s perfectly placed spot-kick gave Al-Hilal the lead in the first minutes of the match after Matheuzinho tripped Luciano Vietto inside the box.

Pedro equalised for Flamengo with a close-range strike in the 20th minute but Al-Hilal regained the lead just before half-time as Al Dawsari again converted from the spot, with Gerson sent off for a second booking after stomping on Vietto in the penalty area.

With Flamengo reduced to 10 men for the entire second half, Al-Hilal controlled the tempo and eventually scored the third, when Al Dawsari returned the favour to Vietto, putting the ball on a plate for the Argentinian to score with a point-blank strike.

Pedro’s close-range range effort in added time was too little to late for Flamengo, who became only the sixth Copa Libertadores champions not to advance to the final.


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  • Greenturf 1 year ago

    Congratulations Ighalo.So after all your club and the league you play in is not that bad contrary to popular belief.

  • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

    How many goals did he convert? We’ll see them at final and dispatch them…..Hala Madrid!!!

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