Bafetimbi Gomis sends Al Hilal into the Membership World Cup semis
Frenchman scores solely aim to defeat ES Tunis
Debutants will face South American champions Flamengo
Tremendous-sub Bafetimbi Gomis despatched FIFA Membership World Cup debutants Al Hilal into the Qatar 2019 semi-finals as his aim noticed off Esperance Sportive de Tunis.
A keenly-contested encounter between Asia and Africa’s prime sides was settled when the French striker produced a chic second of talent and funky end to silence a rocking Jassim bin Hamad.
The pair had been evenly matched from the outset in a frenetic and energetic conflict. ES Tunis’s Anice Badri was the primary to return shut, firing simply broad, earlier than Al Hilal ended the opening interval the stronger as Andre Carrillo’s effort wanted each Moez Ben Charifia and Mohamed Yakoubi to maintain it out.
The Saudi facet’s keeper Abdullah Almuaiouf needed to be on excessive alert when full-back Yasser Alshahrani nearly scored a comical looping personal aim – producing a clawing save that set them on the way in which to victory.
Having been benched as a precautionary measure, Gomis took simply eight minutes to supply a magical winner. Rolling off the shoulder of the backline, he conjured a masterful flick to deceive the sliding defender earlier than slotting into the underside nook.
It tees up a gathering with South American large weapons Flamengo on Tuesday.