Club World Cup: Marcelo leads Fluminense to final | video

Brazilian Marceloformer player Real Madrid, took a new step towards conquering his fifth club world championI’m going this Monday Fluminense reached the final awarding a penalty that allowed his team to open the scoring and eventually win against Egyptian Al Ahly in that King Abdullah City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Two goals that allowed the champion Copa Libertadores seal a ticket to the final, in which the winner of the fight between ManchesterEuropean champion and Urawa Reds The Japanese, who beat in the quarterfinals 0:1 against a lion.

The saying goes: what works should not be touched, and that must be what the Fluminense coach thought: Fernando Dinis, who did not hesitate to initially bet on the same eleven people who made history last November by winning first Copa Libertadores for the Brazilian national team after a 2:1 victory over Boca Juniors in Maracana.

The tricolor coach cared little about the 43-year-old goalkeeper Fabio or 35 of MarceloThe center is far from 40 years old. Felipe Melowho became oldest field player in the match Club World Championship.

Despite the seniority of many of its members, F.luminense reacted to this event with the enthusiasm of young people, the same enthusiasm that radiates fun style of play proposed by players from Dinitz with continuous changes of all participants in the attack front.

It was therefore no surprise that the Colombian burst in from both the left and the right, which was his natural position. John Arias by far the most dangerous player in the Brazilian team in the first half.

Arias was able to advance nine minutes in the game Fluminense on the scoreboard with spectacular first shot after a cross from the left flank I said “No which crashed forcefully into the crossbar of the gate protected Shenavi.

In a quarter of an hour John Arias He saw his shot deflected off the corner by the post.

Two clear cases that did not stop Al Ahlythe most successful team in African football, as they say eleven champions‘, causing concern in the Brazilian penalty area in the 19th minute following a corner kick that Samuel Xavier scored on the same goal line when Kahraba withand was about to hit the ball into the net.

Concern for Fluminensewhich later had to be entrusted to the veteran goalkeeper Fabiowhich he avoided by a spectacular intervention which Kahraba He made it 0-1 in the 36th minute with a header from a brilliant pass.

Counterstrikes, with which The Egyptian national team continued to periodically torment the Rio de Janeiro team in the second half, in which those of Fernando Diniz They finally took possession of the ball.

Domain, which, however,Fluminense failed to convert clear scoring chancesnot counting the powerful cross from the Argentine striker German cano He narrowly missed the target in the 53rd minute.

Marcelo, However, he didn’t want anything or anyone to stop him from continuing his dream of win your fifth title club world champion.

Although the Real Madrid player has lost the speed of his best years, which Marcelo didn’t lose, that’s his courage and for the first time he had to run into his mate in the vicinity of the area He didn’t hesitate to hit South African Percy Tau.

A resource that, despite the fact that things didn’t turn out very well for the Brazilian defender, allowed Marcelo to win the positionwho pulled experience and evil allow an Al Ahly player to defeat himself and force a punishment that will ultimately make all the difference.

John Arias He was responsible for converting the penalty in a 1-0 victory after beating the Egyptian goalkeeper. El Shenawy, that in the quarter-finals the maximum penalty had already stopped the former Madrid player Karim Benzemanow in the ranks of the Saudi Al-Ittihad.

Moments later, the Egyptian team had the opportunity to equalize with a header Tuawho failed to correct his mistake with a weak and purposeful header that ended up in the hands of the goalkeeper Fabio.

His innocence contrasted with his gluttony John Kennedyhero of the Copa Libertadores final, who needed almost no eleven minutes on the field For show off his kick by signing the final score 2-0 in the 90th minute which ensured passage to the finals Fluminense.

Club World Championship
Semi-final 1
Fluminense 2-0 Al Ahly

Stadium: King Abdullah Sports City.
Headquarters: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland).

1-0 (71β€²).- John Arias (penalty)
2-0 (90β€²).- Kennedy


Samuel Xavier
(Guga, 83β€²)
Felipe Melo
(Marlon, 75 feet)
(Diogo Barbosa, 79′)
John Arias
(Lima, 79′)
I said “No
(Kennedy, 79 minutes)
German cano
Coach: Fernando Diniz

Al Ahly

El Shenawy
(Rami Rabia, 91 minutes)
(Afsha, 75β€²)
(El Solia, 91β€²)
(Fuad, 75 feet)
(Taher, 75β€²)
Coach: Marcel Koller

(according to information from EFE)

Source: Aristegui Noticias