Reporter Ahn Hong-seok = Korean national team defender Jang Hyeon-soo (32), who is active in Al-Hilal, a professional football club in Saudi Arabia, competed in the 2022 International Football Federation (FIFA) Club World Cup finals with ‘big’ Real Madrid (Spain) and ‘dream’. ‘confrontation’ unfolds.
Real Madrid, representing the European Football Association (UEFA), defeated Al-Ahli (Egypt), representing the Confederation of African Football Associations (CAF), 4-1 in the semi-finals of the tournament held at the Prince Moulay Abdallah Stadium on the 9th (Korean time). .
Real Madrid will clash with Al-Hilal, who advanced to the final by beating South American champion Flamengo (Brazil), for the championship trophy at the same place on the 12th at 4:00 am.
Since 2019, Jang Hyun-soo has been playing for Al-Hilal, a ‘super club’ representing Saudi Arabia.
As he was permanently stripped of his national team qualification due to manipulation of his volunteer work documents, he also fell away from domestic fans. 메이저놀이터
However, Jang Hyun-soo had a rare experience facing Real Madrid’s world-class stars on the highest stage that he could rise as a player playing for an Asian club.
The best ever performance of an AFC club in the Club World Cup was runner-up to Kashima Antlers (Japan) in 2016 and Al Ain (United Arab Emirates) in 2018.
Real Madrid is challenging to win the championship four times in its career, four years after the 2018 tournament. Real Madrid is the winningest team in the competition.
On this day, Real Madrid opened the scoring with Vinicius Junior’s chip shot in the 42nd minute of the first half.
Then, in the first minute of the second half, Rodrygo’s shot, which received a penetrating pass from Luka Modric, was blocked by the goalkeeper, and Federico Valverde calmly finished it to make it 2-0.
Al-Ahly followed up with a goal from Ali Maalul’s penalty kick in the 20th minute of the second half, but Real Madrid finished the win with consecutive goals from Rodrygo and Sergio Aribas in the second half of extra time.