Al-Hilal knock out Africa’s Esperance de Tunis in FIFA Club World Cup

Former Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis got the winning goal as Al-Hilal beat Esperance de Tunis in Qatar. (Reuters)
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Updated 14 December 2019

Al-Hilal knock out Africa’s Esperance de Tunis in FIFA Club World Cup

  • Bafetimbi Gomis got the winning goal
  • Will now face South American champions Flamengo

DOHA: Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal are through to the semifinals of the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar after beating Esperance de Tunis 1-0.

This year’s Asian Champions League winners from Riyadh will now face South American champions Flamengo on Tuesday for a place in the final.

Former Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis got the winning goal with a wonderful volleyed finish from the edge of the area in the 73rd minute.

Al Hilal’s Mohamed Kanno was shown a red card with five minutes left for two bookable offenses within three minutes of each other.

The African champions Esperance tried to force an equalizer but were unable to break the Saudi club down. They will now take part in the fifth-placed playoff match.

Elsewhere, European champions Liverpool await the winner of Monterrey — the CONCACAF champions — and Qatari club Al-Sadd in Saturday’s other quarterfinal.


Maradona’s doctor investigated for involuntary manslaughter

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Maradona’s doctor investigated for involuntary manslaughter

  • Police raided Leopoldo Luque's surgery and home in search of possible evidence pointing to negligence
  • The probe was triggered by concerns raised by three of Maradona's daughters over the treatment he received

BUENOS AIRES: Diego Maradona's personal doctor was on Sunday being investigated for involuntary manslaughter four days after the Argentina legend suffered a fatal heart attack, prosecutors in San Isidro near Buenos Aires reported.
Police raided Leopoldo Luque's surgery and home in search of possible evidence pointing to negligence, according to television images.
The probe was triggered by concerns raised by three of Maradona's daughters Dalma, Giannina and Jana over the treatment he received for his heart condition at his home in Tigre, north of Buenos Aires, judicial sources said.
"Our investigations are ongoing, we are talking to witnesses including members of the family" of Maradona, a source close to the San Isidro inquiry said.
Luque, who declined to comment when contacted by AFP, had posted a photograph of himself with Maradona on the day the 60-year-old left hospital on November 12, eight days after surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.
Maradona returned home to Tigre where he received round the clock medical care. He died of a heart attack on Wednesday, and was buried on Thursday at the Jardin de Paz cemetery on the outskirts of the Argentine capital.