Fifa Club World Cup: Flamengo come from behind to beat Al-Hilal to set up potential final vs Liverpool

17 Dec

Flamengo came from behind to beat Al-Hilal 3-1 to reach the Fifa Club World Cup final on Tuesday.

It means Liverpool will face the Brazilian club on Saturday if they are victorious against Monterrey in the other semi-final in Qatar on Wednesday, which is LIVE on talkSPORT 2.

Giorgian De Arrascaeta netted Flamengo’s first goal
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Salem Al-Dawsari opened the scoring in the 18th minute for Al-Hilal, before Flamengo hit back through Giorgian De Arrascaeta shortly after half-time.

Flamengo then went on to win it thanks to two late strikes from Bruno Henrique and an Ali An-Bulaihi own goal.

Liverpool stars Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah are expected to start against Monterrey at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.

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The Reds are huge favourites to beat the Mexican club, but manager Antonio Mohamed is keen to cause an upset.

He said: “We have a big ambition to play against Liverpool and we came to compete strongly at this mega-tournament.


“Jurgen Klopp is one of the best managers and Liverpool is maybe the best team in the world right now.

“We have made a huge effort to reach this stage and have come to compete irrespective of which team or manager we are facing.

“We came here to play and win the match with our weapons. We didn’t come to participate in this tournament and let Liverpool win against us. Nothing is impossible in football.”

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