Al Ain FC celebrating their stunning victory

Having set a new FIFA Club World Cup record after 14 goals were scored in the tournament’s first three games, the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 is on target to break the total goals scored tally following a further six strikes in two matches at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain on Wednesday.

The final pair of FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 fixtures in the Garden City saw CD Guadalajara, of Mexico, and Espérance Sportive de Tunis, of Tunisia, play out a 1-1 draw, which the Africans won on penalties, before CONMEBOL champions Copa Libertadores and hosts Al Ain FC drew 2-2 in front of capacity crowd of over 21,000 spectators. History-making Al Ain later won penalties to progress to Saturday’s final – the first time a UAE team has progressed to the summit of global club football.

The 20 goals scored in the tournament’s first five games, averaging four strikes per game, means the UAE’s fourth hosting of the FIFA Club World Cup requires nine goals in its final three matches to surpass the eight-game competition’s all-time record of 28 goals, set in 2013, in Morocco, and 2016, in Japan.

All three final matches of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 are being played at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.