Saudi star Al-Dosari achieves unprecedented result in Club World Cup
Al-Hilal star Saudi Arabia international Salem Al-Dosari achieved an unprecedented achievement in Club World Cup history after leading his team to victory over Brazil’s Flamengo in the semi-finals on Tuesday.
Al-Dosari scored two goals from two penalties, which contributed to Al-Hilal’s 3–2 win and their qualification to the final of the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time in its history.
According to the statistics network Opta, Al-Dosari became the first player in Club World Cup history to score against the same team in two different seasons of the tournament.
2. Salem Al-Dawsari became the first player to score against the same opponent in two different Club World Cup seasons. He scored against Flamengo in the 2019 and 2022 seasons. Executioner. pic.twitter.com/VmrZG10ESy
— OptaJoao (@OptaJoao) February 7, 2023
Al Dosari previously visited Flamengo in the 2019 Club World Cup before returning to score against the Brazilian team in the current World Cup.
Al-Dosari also became Saudi Arabia’s top scorer in the Club World Cup, extending his tally to four goals, overtaking former Al-Ittihad star Muhammad Nour, who scored two goals.
Al-Hilal became the first Saudi team and the third Arab team after the Moroccan Raja (in 2013) and the Emirati Al Ain (in 2018) to reach the final of the Club World Cup.
Al-Hilal will play in the final with the qualifier of the second semi-final match tomorrow, Wednesday, between Al-Ahly of Egypt and Real Madrid of Spain.
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