Super Eagles’ former top striker, Odion Ighalo is not on the starting line-up of Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal in the final match of the FIFA Club World Cup at 8pm Saturday night.
He is on the reserve bench. FIFA The Best contender, Karim Benzema who did not feature in the semi final match against Egypt’s Al Ahly is back in the Real Madrid line-up and will in fact captain the team.
Odion Ighalo and his Al Hilal teammates will look to do the unthinkable, upset European champions and the almighty Real Madrid when they clash in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup on Saturday
Ramon Diaz’s side are looking to become the first Asian side to win the competition.
Al Hilal may be the most decorated club in Asia , but they will be up against the grandest institution on planet football, Real Madrid.
Ighalo has played a key role in his side’s march to the final even though he is yet to open his goal account in the competition.
The Nigerian, alongside Gustavo Cuellar, Andre Carillon, Luciano Vietto and Michael are the men the Blues Waves will look upon to help them complete another mission impossible after the shocking 3-2 win against Brazilian club Flamengo in the semi-final.
Real Madrid, who swept aside Egypt’s Al Ahly 4-1 in the semis, will strive to make it 10 consecutive victories in the competition.
Manager, Carlo Ancelotti will welcome back talismanic forward, Karim Benzema to the side with most of the usual casts available.