Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal surprised South American champions Flamengo to achieve the Membership World Cup ultimate with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday thanks to 2 penalties from Salem Al Dawsari and a close-range strike from Luciano Vietto.
Al Dawsari’s completely positioned spot-kick gave Al Hilal the lead within the first minutes of the match after Matheuzinho tripped Vietto contained in the field.
Pedro equalised for Flamengo with a close-range strike within the twentieth minute however Al Hilal regained the lead simply earlier than halftime as Al Dawsari once more transformed from the spot, with Gerson despatched off for a second reserving after stomping on Vietto within the penalty space.
With Flamengo decreased to 10 males for all the second half, Al Hilal managed the tempo and finally scored the third, when Al Dawsari returned the favour to Vietto, placing the ball on a plate for the Argentinian to attain with a point-blank strike.
Pedro’s close-range vary effort in added time was too little to late for Flamengo, who grew to become solely the sixth Copa Libertadores champions to not advance to the ultimate.
Al Hilal, the primary Saudi facet to achieve the Membership World Cup ultimate, will face the winners of Actual Madrid’s semifinal towards Al Ahly on Wednesday in Rabat.