Asian representative Al-Hilal surprisingly reached the final of the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco.

    The team from Saudi Arabia defeated the Brazilian club Flamengo from Rio de Janeiro 3: 2 (2: 1) in Tangier and is in the final for the first time. There it is on Saturday against record winners Real Madrid or Al Ahly from Egypt.

    Salem Al-Dawsari scored from the penalty spot (4’/45’+9′) and Luciano Vietto (70′) for Al-Hilal, who had previously knocked out African Champions League winner Wydad Casablanca (Morocco). Flamengo equalized temporarily through Pedro (20′), but had to complete the second half with a man down after Gerson (45′ + 8′) was sent off. Pedro’s connection (90+1) came too late.

    The second semi-final will take place in Rabat on Wednesday (8:00 p.m.). Champions League winner Real around German world champion Toni Kroos, automatically qualified for the semi-finals, is aiming for the fifth title at the tournament in Morocco.

    Due to the Winter World Cup in Qatar, the 2022 club tournament will not take place until the new year. The final is scheduled for Saturday (February 11th/8:00 p.m.).