Club World Cup match report Al-Hilal v Al Jazira 06 February 2022

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After crushing AS Pirae on Thursday, the last four was in sight for Jazira who once again preferred South African international Thulani Serero in their attacking compartment.

Jazira got their noses in front on 14 minutes through the services of Abdoulaye Diaby, who took a ball from Mohammed Rabii in his grasp and applied a smart finish from the centre of the area.

It didn’t took Hilal long- in fact just 15 minutes to draw themselves level when Odion Ighalo jumped on to a corner-kick from Moussa Marega to head in from close-range.

A second followed inside the final five minutes to the break after a ball from Salem Al Dawsari coincided with Matheus Pereira, who applied a composed bottom corner finish.

Hilal were up for more goals as soon as the second half got underway whereby a promising left-footed strike from Pereira bounced off the woodwork.

28. Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa)
28. Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa)
18. Orlando Pirates (South Africa)
18. Orlando Pirates (South Africa)
10. Wydad AC (Morocco)
10. Wydad AC (Morocco)
9. CS Sfaxien (Tunisa)
9. CS Sfaxien (Tunisa)
8. Al Hilal (Sudan)
8. Al Hilal (Sudan)
7. Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia)
7. Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia)
6. Al-Merreikh (Sudan)
6. Al-Merreikh (Sudan)
4. Zamalek (Egypt)
4. Zamalek (Egypt)
3. TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
3. TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
2. Esperance (Tunisia)
2. Esperance (Tunisia)
1. Al Ahly (Egypt)
1. Al Ahly (Egypt)
5. Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
5. Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)

Although, the third goal did came 12 minutes from the restart when Mohamed Kanno charged onto a cross from Pereira following a corner to head in.

Jazira looked to swing the balance of play in the closing exchanges through amongst others Serero, but to no avail as Andre Carrillo replaced Ighalo at the other end.

The Saudi Arabian worsened their rivals evening even further towards the final ten minutes when Al Dawsari brought a ball from Marega in his stride to finish into the bottom corner, before Marega attacked a corner and applied a bottom-corner finish to make it five.

It was 6-1 in stoppage time when the substitute Carrillo fired in from the spot after Khalifa Al Hammadi handled in the area as the Saudi outfit secured a semi-final spot against Chelsea.