Liverpool have completed a rich trophy collection after tonight celebrating against Flamengo 1-0 and became the world’s first club champion in their history. The final of the Qatar Club World Cup was decided by a two-time extension of 15 minutes, and Roberto Firmino, who, as in the semifinal against Monterrey, again scored the winning goal.
Liverpool went furious right from the start, Firmino from the ideal position fired over the beam in the first minute, and then Flamengo’s goal was not hit by either Mane or Alexander Arnold. As time went on, the Brazilian team established control of the midfield, not allowing Liverpool to impose the desired initiative. The half was gone with no goals, and the second half started just as the first one.
And again Flamengo consolidated, so the Copa Libertadores champion had a great chance through Gabriel Barbosa, but Allison Becker did a great job. The Reds went on for twenty minutes without Oxlade Chamberlain, who had a knee injury and had to be replaced by Lallana.
The real drama happened in the 92nd minute, when Mane went alone on goal, Rafinha started and the referee pointed to the white spot. However, after a WAR examination it was determined that the Brazilian defender had reached the ball, the penalty was revoked, and he moved on to extensions.
In the next 30 minutes, the European champion finally managed to break the resistance of the awkward rival, Mane again fled the defensive line, firing off Firmino, and the Brazilian in his third chance finally shook the Flamengo net. The Brazilians had an ideal chance in the 119th minute, but a seven-foot Lincoln shot high above the goal, ending Doha’s excitement and deservedly winning the Reds’ title at Anfield Road.