FIFA Club World Cup / Saudi Al Hilal Beat Moroco’s Wydad on Penalties, Reach Semi-Final

Rabat, February 04 (QNA) – Al Hilal SC has defeated Wydad AC 5-3 in a penalty shootout to qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final, where they will face Brazilian club Flamengo.

After a goalless first half, right-back Ayoub El Amloud opened the scoring for Wydad in the 52nd minute with a header from an assist from Jalal Daoudi.

The game carried on until stoppage time, when Yahya Attiat-Allah conceded a penalty from a hand ball, with teammate Yahya Jabrane getting his second booking and being sent off the pitch.

Al Hilal’s Mohammed Kanno was able to convert the penalty down the middle, giving the Saudi club their equalizer.

The tie persisted throughout extra time before the game went to penalties, where Al Hilal managed to score all of their penalties while Attiat-Allah could not convert Wydad’s first one
Al Hilal will be up against a tall task when they face Flamengo on Tuesday, with the Brazilian club being widely regarded as the second favorite for the title, behind Spain’s Real Madrid. (QNA)

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