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Monterrey will meet Liverpool as Vangioni scores absolute marvel

Monterrey Vangioni wonder goal

DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 14: Leonel Vangioni of C.F. Monterrey celebrates with teammate Nicolas Sanchez after scoring his team’s first goal during the FIFA Club World Cup 2nd round match between Monterrey and Al-Sadd Sports Club at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium on December 14, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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Leonel Vangioni’s wonder goal may be a warning sign for Liverpool as Monterrey beat Al-Sadd 3-2 in a Club World Cup quarterfinal.

Vangioni, the former River Plate and AC Milan man, laced an aesthetic marvel to open the scoring, the ball rocketing around the back of the goal.

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Another ex-River Plate man, Rogelio Funes Mori, scored before halftime to insure Monterrey’s advantage. Al-Sadd outscored Monterrey in the second half, but couldn’t get a late equalizer.

Monterrey meets Premier League powers Liverpool in a Wednesday semifinal. The Reds are bringing their best side to the tournament despite a League Cup date on Tuesday.

Liga MX has never put a team in the Club World Cup Final.

The other semifinal will see Brazil’s Flamengo meet Saudi side Al-Hilal.

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