Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia), where Jang Hyeon-soo (32), a former Korean national team defender, is playing, advanced to the final of the FIFA Club World Cup.
Al-Hilal, who participated in the tournament as a representative of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), won 3-2 against Flamengo (Brazil) in the semi-finals of the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup held at the Tangier Stadium in Morocco on the 8th (Korean time). With this, Al-Hilal reached the final of the Club World Cup for the first time in the club’s history.
In the other semi-finals, the ‘Star Corps’ Real Madrid (Spain) and Al-Ahli (Egypt) will face each other on the 9th. Objectively, Real is likely to win. It is highly likely that he will be Al-Hilal’s next opponent. The finals of the tournament will be held on the 12th. 안전놀이터
On this day, Jang Hyun-soo played as a center back and played 90 minutes full time. Foot Mob, a soccer statistics site, gave Jang Hyun-soo a rating of 6.4. He recorded four clearings, two headers defended, and one interception. The pass success rate was 92%.
The match was a brawl. 3 goals were scored in the first half. With both teams trading a goal apiece, Al-Hilal took the lead. 9 minutes of extra time in the first half were given luck. Opponent Gerson was sent off for committing an unreasonable foul. At the same time, a penalty kick was awarded to Al-Hilal. In the ensuing chance, Salem Al-Dawsari neatly scored a penalty.
In the 25th minute of the second half, Luciano Vieto even scored a key goal for Al-Hilal. Flamengo scored a chasing goal in extra time in the second half and caught up to one goal difference, but it did not affect the win or loss. Al-Hilal kept the lead until the end and advanced to the final.
Last year’s Copa Libertadores champions Flamengo are considered one of the strongest teams in Brazil. David Luis, who played for England’s Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, France’s Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil’s star striker Barbossa, and Uruguay’s national team Giorgián de Arascaeta are playing. However, he suffered a shock defeat to Al-Hilal that day and bowed his head.