Liverpool will play Mexican aspect Monterrey of their FIFA Membership World Cup semi-final subsequent week. The four-times Mexican champions beat Qatar’s personal Al-Sadd 3-2 in Doha on Saturday to arrange a gathering with Jurgen Klopp’s six-times champions of Europe on Wednesday. Monterrey took the lead on 23 minutes with a thunderous strike from left-back Leonel Vangioni earlier than Rogelio Funes Mori – twin brother of former Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori – doubled their benefit simply earlier than first-half.
C.F. Monterrey followers on the FIFA Membership World Cup 2nd spherical match towards Al-Sadd Sports activities Membership at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium on December 14, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photograph by Francois Nel/Getty Photographs)
Al-Sadd, managed by former Barcelona star Xavi, pulled a aim again by way of Baghdad Bounedjah on 66 minutes earlier than Carlos Rodriguez restored Monterrey’s two-goal benefit with 13 minutes remaining. Abdelkarim Hassan pulled one other again for the Qataris with a minute left however Monterrey held on to e-book their place within the semis.
DOHA, QATAR – DECEMBER 14: Leonel Vangioni of C.F. Monterrey celebrates after scoring his group’s first aim through the FIFA Membership World Cup 2nd spherical match between Monterrey and Al-Sadd Sports activities Membership at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium on December 14, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photograph by Francois Nel/Getty Photographs)
Al-Sadd will tackle Esperance Sportive de Tunis within the fifth-place play-off on Tuesday afternoon (2.30pm GMT) earlier than the primary semi-final takes place later that night (5.30pm GMT) between Brazil’s Flamengo and Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal.
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Liverpool and Monterrey will go head-to-head for a spot in subsequent Saturday night’s remaining at 5.30pm GMT on Wednesday.