Clubs World Cup Semifinal
Feb. 10, 2023, 4:52 p.m.
Real Madrid will play in another Club World Cup final on Saturday after defeating Al-Ahly 4-1 in the semi-finals, a match marked by notable absences for the Whites, but which they dominated at all times despite the Egyptian team closing the gap and making Madrid doubt the result at times.
The Egyptian team played a game in which they went looking for Madrid in their opponents' half, being brave and trying to prevent them from progressing freely, using a 1-4-4-2 format.
To overcome the first line of pressure, Madrid used the figure of Toni Kroos who came to receive on the side of the left centre-back, creating superiority and giving Camavinga depth on the left flank.
Rodrigo's position as a "false striker" gave them constant superiority, when Al-Ahly stretched in their pressing and went to press Real Madrid high, the Brazilian striker detected very well where the spaces were behind those players who were going to press forward and it was from his position that Madrid generated danger.