Former Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis scored the winner as Al Hilal beat Esperance Sportive de Tunis 1-0 to reach the Fifa Club World Cup semi-finals.
Eight minutes after coming off the bench, Gomis opened the scoring with a brilliant volley.
Al Hilal’s Mohamed Kanno was sent off with five minutes remaining for two bookable offences within three minutes.
Yet Tunisia’s Esperance were unable to find an equaliser.
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The closest Esperance came to scoring was when Al Hilal defender Yasser Al-Shahrani almost diverted into his own net.
Esperance will now contest the fifth-placed play-off on Tuesday (14:30 GMT), while Al Hilal will face Copa Libertadores winners Flamengo in the semi-final later that day (17:30 GMT).
You can watch every match from the tournament live on iPlayer and the BBC Sport website, with Liverpool’s games on BBC Two.
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