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Ighalo scores as Al Hilal hit six to book semi-final place

Al Hilal thumped hosts Al Jazira 6-1 on Sunday in Abu Dhabi to book their place in the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals against Chelsea.

Al Jazira, who are 2020/2021 UAE Pro League champions, opened the scoring through Abdoulay Diaby after 14 minutes.

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But goals from former English Premier League (EPL) forwards Odion Ighalo and Matheus Pereira put Al Hilal into the lead before the break.

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That narrow lead was extended into an emphatic scoreline in the second half, as Mohamed Kanno, Salem Al-Dawsari, Moussa Marega and Andre Carrillo all found the back of the net.

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Asian champions Al Hilal will now face European counterparts Chelsea in the last four on Wednesday, while Al Jazira meet Monterrey earlier that same day in the fifth-place play-off.

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