Club World Cup Ighalo seeks history as Al Hilal face Real Madrid in final. When Real Madrid and Odion Ighalo square off in the FIFA Club World Cup final on Saturday, the Al Hilal players will attempt the unthinkable: they will try to shock the great Real Madrid, the reigning European champions (today).
The team led by Ramon Diaz hopes to win the competition for the first time in Asian history.
Despite being the most decorated club in Asia, Al Hilal will face Real Madrid, the most prestigious club on earth.
Even though he has yet to score in the competition, Ighalo has been crucial to his team’s run to the final.
Following their surprise 3-2 victory over Brazilian club Flamengo in the semifinal, the Blues Waves will look on the Nigerian, Gustavo Cuellar, Andre Carillon, Luciano Vietto, and Michael to help them achieve another almost impossible task.
Real Madrid, which defeated Al Ahly of Egypt 4-1 in the semifinals, will aim to win the championship 10 times in a row.
With the most of the regular casts available, manager Carlo Ancelotti will welcome back talismanic attacker Karim Benzema to the lineup.