February 8 – Mexico’s Tigres became the first Conca Cuff club to reach the tournament final, confusing the Copa Libertadores winner Palmeiras from Brazil in the 1-0 semifinals of the Club World Cup.
In 16 of the nine Club World Cups, the Commebol team played in the finals. UEFA has teams in every final bar, 12 of which.Africa and Asia each had the team play the finals twice, but lost all four.
French striker André-Pierre Gignac, the hero of Tigres, led the North American, Central American and Caribbean champions to a historic victory over South Americans, penalizing them in the 54th minute. The French embodied Tigres’s energetic match and always caused problems for Palmeiras defenders.
Gignac has contributed to Tigres’s remarkable driving. He won the second half of the Conca Cuff Champions League final and the decisive brace in the Club World Cup quarterfinals with Ulsan Hyundai.
“We’re making history. It was a complicated match and we’re proud to be in the final,” Gignac said. “I’m not celebrating second place. I’m celebrating going to the finals. Who should I look at?”
The contrast with his 35-year-old partner, Luiz Adriano, was no bigger than that. The previous Shakhtar Donetsk forward was peripheral throughout, and he failed to connect to the ball when a big chance finally arrived in the second half.
In the Copa Libertadores final last week, Palmeiras sat down, absorbed the pressure and won the match with 10 minutes of injury, but the strategy completely backfired against Tigres. Goalkeeper Weverton was an outstanding player in Palmeiras who made many key saves in the first half.
Palmeiras struggled, but was exhausted in his 57th match since July. Still, it was no excuse for Abel Ferreira’s team to offer such a small company. His team was primarily limited to attempts from outside the box in the second half.
Eliminating the shock from the Palmeiras match was a real check of Brazilian football. In 2019, Flamengo eliminated Al Hilal in the semi-finals, but lost to Liverpool 1-0 in the final. The São Paulo giant has never won a world title and wanted a breakthrough victory at this year’s tournament.
In the final, Tigres will play the winners of European champion Bayern Munich and African champion Al Ahli in tonight’s semi-finals. The Egyptians eliminated host representative Al-Duhail in the quarter-finals.
“I feel calm, happy and enthusiastic about the victory, like everyone else, but I’m not going to have a party,” said Ricardo Ferretti, Brazilian coach of Tigres. “There are still games to go. The most important is the coming game and we know the team’s abilities to face. We are in an emotionally good place, so prepare the boy and get him physically recovered. . “
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Mexico’s Tigres defeats Palmeiras, damaging the old order of making CWC the final
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