FIFA has singled out Al-Hilal striker, Odion Ighalo, for tormenting Chelsea with his strength following both sides’ FIFA Club World Cup semi-final tie on Wednesday evening.
NAIJATABLOID reports that Ighalo performed brilliantly for Al-Hilal against Chelsea as the Super Eagles attacker had a couple of shots saved by goalkeeper Kepa during the encounter.
Chelsea, however, defeated Al-Hilal 1-0 at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s goal.
Writing on the key moments of the game, FIFA, via their official website, highlighted that the former Manchester United star caused problems for Chelsea defence with his physicality.
“Al Hilal’s trophy dream may be over at UAE 2021, but how they must be salivating over what Odion Ighalo may do in their hallowed blue shirt,” Fifa said.
“After a superb debut against Al Jazira, the Nigeria striker tormented Chelsea with his strength and ability to turn, producing two breathtaking flicks along the way.”
Chelsea will now face Palmeiras in the FIFA Club World Cup final this weekend, while Ighalo and his teammates will clash with Al Ahly in the third-place final.