On the SAUDIAN ARABIAN side, Al Hilal arranged the Club World Cup semi-final against Chelsea after brutally destroying Al Jazira 6-1.
Ighalo only joined Al Hilal from Saudi Arabia team-mate Al Shabab in January, and he marked his first game with a goal against Emirati’s Al Jazira.
He will now take the lead in the semi-finals next Wednesday Chelsea to UAE today to join the tournament.
Initially, Al Hilal led 1-0, but Ighalo’s effort and a goal from former West Brom player Matheus Pereira helped them from behind to score a record victory.
Ighalo spent a year on loan at Manchester United from Shanghai Shenhua between 2020 and 2021, scoring five goals in 25 games for the Reds.
He was regarding a move to Newcastle for the winter last month.
And he will be hoping to prove a point in the face of Premier League opposition in Chelsea on Wednesday night, after failing to make a mark at Old Trafford.
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Chelsea squad for Club World Cup
Here is Chelsea’s 23-man squad for the Club World Cup:
Goalie: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli.
Defender: Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chalobah, Malang Sarr, Cesar Azpilicueta, Reece James, Kenedy, Marcos Alonso.
Midfielder: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Saul Niguez, Ross Barkley.
Striker: Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Romelu Lukaku.
The winner of the semi-final between Al Hilal and Chelsea will face Brazil’s Palmeiras or Egypt’s Al-Ahly in the Club World Cup final.
The German coach continues to self-isolate after signing contract with Covid.
He tested positive again just hours before the FA Cup fourth-round clash and was spared for Chelsea’s extra-time victory.
Tuchel is expected to miss Wednesday’s games against Igalo and Al Hilal, but there is a chance he could fly out and link up with his team if Chelsea progress to the final.
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4626769/chelsea-man-utd-ighalo-club-world-cup/ Chelsea faced former Man Utd star Odion Ighalo in the Club World Cup semi-final as he scored in Al Hilal’s record match against Al Jazira