Super-sub Bafetimbi Gomis sent FIFA Club World Cup debutants Al Hilal into the Qatar 2019 semi-finals as his objective saw off Esperance Sportive de Tunis.
A distinctly challenged experience among Asia and Africa’s top sides was settled when the French striker created a grand snapshot of aptitude and cool completion to quiet a shaking Jassim canister, Hamad.
The pair had been equally coordinated from the beginning in an excited and exuberant conflict. ES Tunis’ Anice Badri was the first to approach, terminating only wide before Al Hilal finished the opening time frame the more grounded as Andre Carrillo’s exertion required both Moez Ben Charifia and Mohamed Yakoubi to keep it out.
The Saudi side’s manager Abdullah Almuaiouf must be on high caution when full-back Yasser Alshahrani nearly scored a silly circling own objective – creating a pawing save that set them while in transit to triumph.
Having been sidelined as a prudent step, Gomis took only eight minutes to deliver a mystical champ. Moving off the shoulder of the backline, he summoned a breathtaking flick to mislead the sliding safeguard before opening into the base corner.
Mohammed Kanno saw red late on, yet the success tees up a gathering with South American large firearms Flamengo on Tuesday.