Club World Cup final, highlights: Firmino's extra-time strike hands Liverpool its maiden title

Catch all the highlights of Liverpool's 1-0 Club World Cup victory over Brazilian club Flamengo in the final in Doha on Saturday.

Roberto Firmino celebrates after scoring Liverpool's goal in the 99th minute against Flamengo.   -  Getty Images

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's highlights of the Club World Cup final between Liverpool and Flamengo at the Khalifa International Stadium, Doha on Saturday.

 

LIVERPOOL WINS ITS MAIDEN CLUB WORLD CUP!

Thats it! The Reds get one back at Flamengo after their 1981 Intercontinental Cup final defeat as Jurgen Klopp now has a third major trophy added to his collection at Anfield - Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and now the FIFA Club World Cup. Liverpool has been made to work for the title by Jorge Jesus' excellent Flamengo side which threatened throughout the regulation time but didn't have enough left for the extra time.

120+2' Flamengo goes for one last push as Henrique's cross from left is cleared away to safety by Van Dijk.

120+1' Salah comes off to a standing ovation from the Liverpool fans as Klopp sends in Shaqiri to run down the clock.

119' WIDE! Robertson fails to close down Barbosa as he hits a pass towards Henrique in the centre who takes the shot which flies over the crossbar safely. It is the closest Flamengo has come in the added time.

118' Milner and Robertson try to waste some time as they fiddle around the corner but Flamengo gets hold of the ball.

115' Salah, Henderson and Robertson stand over the free kick as the full back takes the shot. Alves gets down quickly to left and makes a smart save.

113' Rafinha is shown a yellow card for a bringing down Lallana and this time the referee sticks to his decision.

111' Rafinha tries to hit a cross into the box but Milner clears the danger.

108' Close! Barbosa tries to curl a shot away from Alisson at the near post, but hits the sidenetting from a tight angle.

106' Second half of the extra time begins as Divock Origi replaces Firmino in the middle.

AET First half: Liverpool 1-0 Flamengo

105' James Milner gets a yellow card for a tactical foul on Henrique.

104' Liverpool appeals for a handball inside the area from a corner after Diego clears the ball away.

98' GOAL LIVERPOOL! Roberto Firmino gets the crucial opener. Henderson wins the ball and puts Mane through to the goal who turns around Rafinha and lays it off for Firmino with an easy tap-in.

95' Close! Henrique gets past Alexander-Arnold and Keita but Van Dijk is in place to head the winger's cross away for a corner. Liverpool deals with Flamengo's short corner.

93' Barbosa is robbed off the ball by Gomez and Alexander-Arnold crosses into the box but Filipe Luis reads it well to clear the danger.

Added Extra Time begins!

REGULATION-TIME ENDS! LIVERPOOL 0-0 FLAMENGO

90+8' Flamengo players make sure that there is extra-time as they break up the play to run out the added time to the added time.

90+5' VAR hits Liverpool! The contact from Rafinha looks right on the line of the penalty box as the referee overturns his decision as the Flamengo fans' stand erupts in the Khalifa Stadium. Rafinha's yellow card is also revoked as the referee says its a clean tackle from the former Bayern Munich man. Jurgen Klopp has a similar expression on his face as that of Pep Guardiola at the end of the Champions League quarterfinal second leg against Tottenham Hotspur.

90+1' PENALTY! What drama! Mane beaks into the area as Rafinha scythes at his heels to bring the forward down. The referee points to the spot and then consults VAR for confirmation.

90' Vitinho takes one for the team as he hacks down Keita near the centre. The fourth official announces five minutes of added time.

86' SAVE! Mane brings down Robertson's ball from behind with a superb first touch gets away from two defenders to lay it off for Salah who in turn lays it in the path of onrushing Henderson, who unleashes a rasping drive from outside the box. But Alves flies off his line to gets fingertips to tip away the shot.

84' Alexander-Arnold beats Filipe Luis with a cheeky nutmeg as Mane squares it off for Salah. Caio puts in a daring block to keep out Salah's shot.

82' Salah is shown a yellow card for a cynical foul on substitute Vitinho. Mane tries to cut in the from the left but is blocked by Mari.

81' Alexander-Arnold gets on the end of a diagonal ball from Robertson and takes a shot through a crowded Flamengo box. Alves has a good sight of the ball as he calmly collects the ball.

78' Mane does extremely well to fend off Arao and makes it to byline and cuts it back for Salah, but Gerson is in place to slice it away.

76' Henderson spots a pocket of space on the left and plays it to Robertson but Rafinha stretches himself to clear the danger. Alexander-Arnold threads a throughball to Salah who puts it into the back of the net but the flag was already up.

75' Klopp is hollering at his players on the sidelines as Chamberlain goes down after coming under a dangerous tackle from Ribiero. The England international is taken off the pitch in what looks like an ankle injury as Adam Lallana comes on for Liverpool.

69' On target! Henrique crosses from the left towards Barbosa who goes for an audacious bicycle kick which Alisson saves well. Liverpool has not had a single shot on target all night while Flamengo has two.

68' Barbosa and Henrique play one-two but Keita does well to barges in between the two white shirts to win back the possession.

66' Oxlade-Chamberlein is hounded off the ball by the combined work of Arao and Rafinha.  Barbosa breaks into the box to get on the end of throughball. The 22-year old takes the shot but Van Dijk anticipates it well and blocks it.

64' Henderson looks unhappy after Filipe Luis goes down near the Flamengo box after clattering into his teammate Mari.

62' Barbosa wins a free kick for Flamengo in the centre of the pitch which brings down the momentum of the game. The Inter Milan loanee has sprung to life in this second period as he is seen running up and down the right flank.

59' Salah gets on the end of a cross from Robertson and looks at the linesman for an offside flag. Alves stands rooted to his position between the sticks as the flag goes up a little too late than expected.

57' Salah holds off his marker and cuts it back to Robertson who threads a pass to Firmino at the far post, but the Brazilian winger knows he is offside and takes a feathery touch to leave the ball for Alves to collect it.

55' Barbosa hollers for a penalty as Van Dijk hauls the striker off the ball. Henrique gets a foot to Alisson's free kick inside the box. Liverpool living dangerously.

53' The frantic pace of this second half gives a feeling that there is a goal coming. Alisson makes the first save of the match as Barbosa unleashes a stinging shot from the edge of the area. Roberto Firmino shows great presence to head away a dangerous cross from Barbosa from a Flamengo corner.

51' Another strong start by Liverpool. Mane wriggles off Rafinha and plays it towards Salah who is unable to get a head to it as Flamengo clears the danger.

49' Van Dijk hits the ball towards the far post as Alexander-Arnold shows brilliant first touch to bring it down and puts Salah through who takes it to the bounce and misses the post by inches.

47' SO CLOSE! How did that not go in! Roberto Firmino brings down Henderson's cross from behind brilliantly and takes a shot which bounces off the near post and rolls away agonisingly past the opposite post.

46' Second half begins! Liverpool wins a throw-in as Mane shows brilliant touch to bring down the ball but is stopped by Rafinha in his tracks.

HALF-TIME: LIVERPOOL 0-0 FLAMENGO

Liverpool dominates the opening exchanges with Mane and Alexander-Arnold going close but Flamengo had the better of the chances with Bruno Henrique getting two headers, which luckily for Liverpool, bounced off a Red shirt. The European champion might have been the favorite coming into the tie, but after the first-half Jurgen Klopp will know to let the have-beens be have-beens.

45+1' Rafinha goes down on the right side as he fights for the ball with Mane. The referee dishes out a yellow card to book the Reds forward.

45' Good work from Alisson. The Reds custodian comes off his line to hack away a long ball which falls for Henrique who makes a run behind the centre-backs.

44' Barbosa tries to get on Jordon Henderson's head as he blocks the Liverpool skipper's path before taking a free kick in the centre of the pitch.

41' Arao comes out of the backline to block Mane on the left side after the Senegalese winger beats Rafinha. Alexander-Arnold swings in a curling ball into the box but it is nowhere near Van Dijk who is lurking at the far post.

39' Alexander-Arnold crosses into the box but Caio is in position to head it away to safety. Keita goes down inside the box after a Filipe Luis' challenge just inside the area. The referee is unmoved.

37' Flamengo gives away the ball cheaply from a corner as Mo Salah sprint down the pitch at full throttle. However, the Egyptian tries to find Alexander-Arnold at the other end but it is straight to Mari who clears it away.

35' Rordigo Caio makes a clean tackle from behind to take the ball from Mane. Rafinha gets hold of the ball and goes down quickly after coming in contact with Salah. The referee says play on.

33' Close! Rafinha plays a dangerous ball into the box as Henrique gets a head to it. However, his shot is straight into Joe Gomez as the Reds scramble to clear the danger. This is great passage of play for the South Americans as they have successfully hauled Liverpool off the ball.

32' Barbosa gets the ball on the right inside the area but Robertson puts in a timely block to avert the danger.

29' Flamengo is now settling into the game with Henrique's and Felipe Luis' runs down the left. The Brazilian champion has used its defence to put crosses over the Liverpool defence.

26' SHOT and BLOCK! Henrique makes a run behind the Liverpool defence as he outruns Alexander-Arnold but Joe Gomez puts in a crucial block for a Flamengo corner. Filipe Luis lifts the ball over the defender but his cross is too heavy and rolls away for a goal kick.

24' Henrique breaks free on the left and tries to chip the ball over Alisson, which the Reds keeper blocks. However, the linesman had his flag by this time.

22' Bruno Henrique cuts in from the right and puts a low cross into the box but is unable to find Barbosa in the middle of a crowded Liverpool box. The referee warns De Arrascaeta for bringing Firmino.

20' Liverpool has been at its aggressive best in the opening exchanges as runs from Salah and the full back, Alexander-Arnold and Robertson have caused Flamengo backline a number of problems.

17' Keita gets a warning for a tackle from behind on Arao. Rafinha hits a cross into the box which Gomez is unable to clear. Van Dijk is quickly on to it and clears the danger.

15' Robertson switches flanks with a diagonal ball but Alexander-Arnold is unable to get on the end of it.

12' Chamberlien intercepts a clearance from Rafinha and tries to cut in but Rodrigo Caio puts in a strong challenge to clear away the ball. Rafinha, the former Bayern Munich full back, is seen wearing a head gear today.

9' Joe Gomez' clearance falls for Sadio Mane near the edge of the Flamengo box but is unable create anything out of it. William Mari and Roberto Firmino clash for the ball as the former goes down on the pitch.

7' CLOSE! Trent Alexander-Arnold drifts inwards as he targets the bottom corner after receiving a pass from Salah missing the far post by few inches. Flamengo plays a diagonal ball as Gabriel Barbosa hits a low cross from the right but Van Dijk clears it away.

6' Shot! Salah latches on to a long ball from the midfield and turns Mari inside out and lays it off for Naby Keita who takes the shot on the run which flies wide off the crossbar. Liverpool asserting itself here.

4' De Arrascaeta takes a shot from long way outside the box which does not trouble Alisson. Liverpool takes hold of the ball again.

3' Flamengo with the first attack of the game as Ribeiro tries to work the ball from the left hand side. However, Alexander-Arnold wins back the ball.

1' Here we go! Liverpool begins the proceedings from left to right. CLOSE! Henderson plays a ball over the Flamengo defence as Firmino latches on to it but lifts his ball over the crossbar.

The players walk out in the middle at the Khalifa International Stadium as we get a glimpse of former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger at the venue with former Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar among the big names watching from the stands.

 

Klopp has named Gini Wijnaldum on the bench for today's but the Dutchman is see nowhere during the team warm-up drills.

Line-ups

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlein, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino

Flamengo: Diego Alves, Filipe Luis, Pablo Mari, Rodrigo Caio, Rafinha, Gerson, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Willian Arao, Bruno Henrique, Gabriel Barbosa, Everton Riberiro

 

This will not be the first meeting of Liverpool and Flamengo as the teams clashed in the Intercontinental Cup final of 1981, when Flamengo emerged victorious 3-0 in front of 62,000 fans at Tokyo’s National Stadium. It is a chance for Liverpool to claim its maiden Club World Cup title, having lost the FIFA Club World Cup final in 2005 another Brazilian club, Sao Paulo.

Team News:

Liverpool is without the services of Fabinho, Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip while Georginio Wijnaldum after limping off with an injury in last week's Premier League clash against Watford. Virgil van Dijk is doubtful for the clash due to illness.