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Monterrey win 4-3 on penalties

Monterrey 2-2 Al-Hilal: Mexican side finish third at Club World Cup

Mexican side Monterrey beat Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal 4-3 on penalties to equal their best performance at a Club World Cup with a third-place finish.

Captain Carlos Eduardo met Yasser Al-Shahrani's cross to head Al Hilal in front after 35 minutes in Qatar.

Monterrey fought back with two goals in five second-half minutes through Arturo Gonzalez' header and Maximiliano Meza.

Substitute Bafetimbi Gomis responded for Al Hilal, before going agonisingly close to heading an injury-time winner.

The match went straight to penalties, where Monterrey prevailed after goalkeeper Luis Cardenas denied Eduardo and Mohamed Kanno before converting the winning penalty himself.

Monterrey, denied a place in the final by Premier League leaders Liverpool, had goalkeeper Cardenas to thank as he prevented Omar Khribin extending Al Hilal's advantage at the end of a tight first half.

Antonio Mohamed's side swiftly turned the game around after the interval - Gonzalez' 55th-minute header followed up by Meza's tap-in from Angel Zaldivar's low cross. Gomis struck the equaliser after 66 minutes but failed to settle the match late on.

Liverpool face Brazilian side Flamengo in the Club World Cup final later on Saturday (17:30 GMT), the match live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website from 17:15 GMT.

Line-ups

Monterrey

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 22Cárdenas
  • 6Gutiérrez
  • 23Vásquez
  • 15Basanta
  • 19Layún
  • 94MejíaBooked at 64minsSubstituted forPizarroat 72'minutes
  • 32MezaBooked at 90mins
  • 25González
  • 21GonzálezSubstituted forMedinaat 85'minutes
  • 10UrretaviscayaBooked at 31mins
  • 14ZaldívarSubstituted forFunes Moriat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Funes Mori
  • 20Pizarro
  • 24Reséndez
  • 33Medina

Al-Hilal

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Al-Mayoof
  • 2Al-Burayk
  • 20Jang Hyun-Soo
  • 5Albulayhi
  • 12Al-Shahrani
  • 8OtayfSubstituted forKannoat 74'minutes
  • 6CuéllarSubstituted forBahebriat 63'minutes
  • 29Al Dawsari
  • 9Giovinco
  • 3de Oliveira Alves
  • 77KhrbinSubstituted forGomisat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Al-Shalhoub
  • 13Kadesh
  • 17Al Hafith
  • 18Gomis
  • 22Kurdi
  • 24Al Abid
  • 27Bahebri
  • 28Kanno
  • 30Al-Waked
  • 40Al-Ghamdi
  • 70Jahfali
Referee:
Ovidiu Hategan
Attendance:
19,318

Match Stats

Home TeamMonterreyAway TeamAl-Hilal
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home16
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Monterrey 2(4), Al-Hilal 2(3).

  2. Penalties over

    Penalty Shootout ends, Monterrey 2(4), Al-Hilal 2(3).

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Monterrey 2(4), Al-Hilal 2(3). Luis Cárdenas (Monterrey) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Penalty saved! Mohamed Kanno (Al-Hilal) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Johan Vásquez (Monterrey) left footed shot is close, but misses to the left. Johan Vásquez should be disappointed.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Monterrey 2(3), Al-Hilal 2(3). Jang Hyun-Soo (Al-Hilal) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Monterrey 2(3), Al-Hilal 2(2). Rogelio Funes Mori (Monterrey) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Penalty saved! Carlos Eduardo (Al-Hilal) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Monterrey 2(2), Al-Hilal 2(2). John Medina (Monterrey) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Monterrey 2(1), Al-Hilal 2(2). Sebastian Giovinco (Al-Hilal) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Monterrey 2(1), Al-Hilal 2(1). Jonathan González (Monterrey) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Monterrey 2, Al-Hilal 2(1). Bafétimbi Gomis (Al-Hilal) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  13. Penalties in progress

    Penalty Shootout begins Monterrey 2, Al-Hilal 2.

  14. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Monterrey 2, Al-Hilal 2.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bafétimbi Gomis (Al-Hilal) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sebastian Giovinco with a cross following a corner.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bafétimbi Gomis (Al-Hilal) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mohamed Kanno (Al-Hilal) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sebastian Giovinco with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Al-Hilal. Conceded by Maximiliano Meza.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Al-Hilal. Conceded by Edson Gutiérrez.

  20. Post update

    Salem Al Dawsari (Al-Hilal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.