Doha: Head coach Razvan Lucescu said Al Hilal SFC are determined to defeat Mexico’s Monterrey and finish third in the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019.
Al Hilal, the 2019 AFC Champions League winners, take on Monterrey at the Khalifa International Stadium on Saturday.
The club from Saudi Arabia suffered a 3-1 defeat to Brazil’s Flamengo in the semi-finals while the Mexican giants were defeated 2-1 by UEFA Champions League winners Liverpool in the other last four tie.
Doha: Head coach Razvan Lucescu expressed his pride despite Al Hilal SFC's defeat to Brazil’s Flamengo in the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on Tuesday.
Al Hilal capped an impressive first half by taking the lead through Salem Al Dawsari but Flamengo responded by lifting their game in the second half to seal a meeting with either England's Liverpool or Mexico's Monterrey in Saturday's final.
Disappointed Xavi urges Al Sadd to learn from experience
Doha: Al Sadd head coach Xavi Hernandez was left angry and disappointed with his side’s performance in the 6-2 defeat to Esperance Sportive de Tunis in their FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 fifth place play-off tie at Khalifa International Stadium on Tuesday.
Al Sadd finished the match with 10 men as former AFC Player of the Year Abdelkarim Hassan was sent off in the 22nd minute while mistakes allowed Tunisian side Esperance to score six goals for a resounding win.
Doha: Roberto Firmino came off the bench to score a stoppage-time winner as Liverpool edged out Mexican side Monterrey 2-1 at the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 on Wednesday and set up a final against Flamengo.
The game had started very well for Jurgen Klopp's team, with Naby Keita firing them into a 12th minute lead, to the delight of almost everyone in the crowd at the Khalifa International Stadum.
However, Monterrey quickly drew level through Argentine striker Rogelio Funes Mori two minutes later and the most recent winners of the CONCACAF Champions League matched the Reds for long spells.
Doha: Bruno Henrique scored one goal and made two more to book Flamengo's place in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 as the Brazilian giants came from behind to beat Al Hilal SFC 3-1 on Tuesday.
Salem Al Dawsari gave the Saudi club a deserved lead in the first half of this semi-final on a rare rainy night at the Khalifa International Stadium, but Flamengo woke up after the interval and equalised through Giorgian De Arrascaeta in the 49th minute.
Bruno Henrique then headed home after 78 minutes and the Rio club made sure of their win when the same player's low cross was turned into his own net by defender Ali Albulayhi with eight minutes to play.
Doha: A second half goal from Bafetimbi Gomis steered Al Hilal SFC to a 1-0 win against Esperance de Tunis in the second round of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 at Jassim bin Hamad Stadium on Saturday.
Gomis emerged as the hero for Al Hilal as he came off the bench in the 65th minute to score the only goal eight minutes later to steer Al Hilal into the semi-finals where they will meet Copa Libertadores champions Flamengo.