Doha Liverpool, current monarch of the Champions League, qualified on Wednesday to the Club World Cup final by defeating Monterrey Monterrey 2-1 with a goal by Brazilian Roberto Firmino at 91 minutes, and now he will define the crown with Flamengo.
The English team, who had a hard time during long passages of the game against the Mexican cast, took advantage at 11 minutes with a goal from Naby Keita after a tremendous pass from Mohamed Salah.
But Monterrey equalized shortly after through the Argentine Rogelio Funes Mori, who took advantage of a rebound from the goalkeeper to score.
When the game seemed to go to the extension, Liverpool asserted its quality. After a great play by Mohamed Salah on the right side of the attack, a low cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold was connected on the first post by Firmino to give the English team the final pass.
“They beat us on the last play of the game, I have a huge sadness,” Monterrey coach Antonio Mohamed said after the game.