Rodrygo and Vinícius Júnior scored for Real Madrid in the Club World Cup semifinals
Photo: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP
Real Madrid have reached the final of the Club World Cup.
The European Champions League winners won 4-1 (1-0) against Egypt's Al Ahly SC in Morocco's capital Rabat on Wednesday.
The goals for Real were scored by the Brazilian national soccer player Vinícius Júnior (42nd minute), Federico Valverde (46th), Rodrygo (90th + 2) and Sergio Arribas (90th + 8th).
Ali Maâloul (65') converted a penalty kick to make it 2-1 for the underdog from Cairo with former Bundesliga coach Marcel Koller.
Madrid's Luka Modrić (87'), on the other hand, was saved from the penalty spot in the closing stages by Al Ahly's goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy.
In the final on Saturday (8 p.m.), the royals will meet Al-Hilal with former world champion Toni Kroos and national player Antonio Rüdiger.
The team from Saudi Arabia surprisingly defeated Flamengo Rio de Janeiro in the semifinals.