Al Sadd ensure themselves stepping into the Club World Cup semifinals. Winner of the 2011 Asian Champions League win over African Champions League, Esperance, on the quarter-finals on Sunday (11/12).
In the game, Esperance actually appears more dominate at the beginning of the game. However, it was Al Sadd who could steal the first goal in the 33rd minute through a header Khalfan Al Khalfan, the use of Kader Keita pass.
Four minute second-half run, Abdulla Koni double the advantage of Al Sadd. Ousama Darragi could minimize the position in the 60th minute. But the rest of the time, no additional goals are created. Al Sadd had stepped into the semifinals in his first participation in the Club World Cup.
In the semifinals Thursday (15/12), Al Sadd will face European champions Barcelona. Esperance itself will compete in the struggle for fifth place against the loser of the match between Kashiwa Reysol and Monterrey.