Al Ain has Tuesday as the first position for the finals of the world CHAMPIONSHIP for clubs. The champion of the host country United Arab Emirates in the semi-finals after penalty kicks (2-2, 5-4) too strong for River Plate.
Al Ain will play Saturday in the final against Real Madrid or the Japanese Kashima Antlers. The champions of Europe and Asia to play Wednesday against each other.
Al Ain is the second club in Asia, which will be the final of the world cup for clubs. Two years ago, the Kashima Antlers in the final battle after extra-time 4-2 down against Real Madrid.
Earlier on this WK switched from Al Ain Team Wellington from New Zealand and Espérance Sportive de Tunis from Tunisia.
Mountain open score in semi-final
The Swede Marcus Berg (former striker of FC Groningen and PSV) opened up an early score from a corner kick, but after fifteen minutes, it was 2-1 for River thanks to two hits of the Colombian, Rafael Santos Borré.
The Brazilian Caio drew early in the second half for the equalizer for Al Ain. Because River player Gonzalo Martínez midway through the second half a penalty kick against the crossbar shot, there had to be a renewal to come in handy in the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium. Therein knew both teams not to score.
Penalty kicks had to bring the decision. The first nine penalties were all touch, then Argentine international Enzo Pérez the weakling was. His bet was turned by goalkeeper Khalid Eisa.