Real Madrid beat Egyptian club Al Ahly 4-1 on Wednesday to advance to the Club World Cup championship and maintain its chances of setting a record-extending seventh world championship
The Spanish team, which will face Al-Hilal in the championship game on Saturday, scored goals from Vinicius Junior, Federico Valverde, Rodrygo, and Sergio Arribas. Tuesday saw the Saudi Arabian team defeat Flamengo of Brazil 3-2.
Seven times in total, Madrid has won the world club championship, including three times when it was still known as the Intercontinental Cup. In search of its first world club championship since 2018, Madrid.
Al Ahly’s lone goal came in the second half, after their club had already fallen behind 2-0. Before Rodrygo and Arribas sealed the victory in injury time, Vincius scored the game’s first goal in the 42nd minute. Valverde then doubled the advantage early in the second half.
Six injured Madrid players were not able to fly to Morocco, including goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, defender Éder Militio, and striker Karim Benzema. Forward Eden Hazard and defenders Ferland Mendy and Lucas Vázquez are not anticipated to make it, however they might join their colleagues for the championship game.
Madrid had been experiencing trouble recently, winning only two of its previous seven games, including a loss to rival Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup final in Saudi Arabia.