Picture : Salem Al Dawsari became the joint top scorer in the history of the tournament, representing AFC clubs – 4 goals (along with Tsukasa Shiotani, Japan).
Club World Cup statistics on semi-finals (7 and 8 February)
*Real Madrid beat Al-Ahly 4-1 to set the tournament's sole record for reaching the final (5). Barcelona follow them (4).
*Both teams from yesterday's semi-final pair share the record for participation in the semi-finals (5).
*Sergio Arribas (Real Madrid) has scored the fastest goal by a substitute (at 28 seconds) in the history of the Club World Cup. He surpasses Gareth Bale who scored after 47 seconds against Al-Jazeera in 2017.
*Luka Modric has missed the 9th penalty in the history of the competition, and Real Madrid is the first club to miss two penalties (the first was missed by Anelka against Corinthians in the 2000 edition).
*Flamengo's failure in the semi-final against Al-Hilal (2-3) extended the unfortunate streak of the South Americans, who had not won the tournament since 2012 (Corinthians).
*The South Americans have failed to reach the final in 4 of the last 7 editions.
*Since 2015, a pattern has been observed. The winners of the Copa Libertadores in odd years (2015 River Plate, 2017 Grêmio, 2019 Flamengo, 2021 Palmeiras) advance to the final of the Club World Cup, while the winners in even years (2016 Atl. Nacional, 2018 River Plate, 2020 Palmeiras, 2022 Flamengo) do not.
*Salem Al Dawsari (Al-Hilal) is the first player with 2 penalty goals in the first half of a game in the history of the Club World Cup.
*The first of his two penalties, appointed on 3rd minute, is the earliest in the competition history.