Monterrey will face off against Liverpool in the FIFA Club World Cup after defeating Qatari outfit Al-Sadd 3-2 in their quarter final.
The Mexicans will make for feisty opposition for the Reds, but they shouldn’t be too much for the reigning Champions of Europe.
As the game went on, Monterrey found Al-Sadd more difficult to deal with, and after an hour the game got a little intense with the Qataris snatching two goals.
In the other semi final, Flamengo take on Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Hilal in what should be a straightforward victory for the Brazilian and should – hopefully – set up a rematch of the 1981 Intercontinental Cup final.
But it’s all well and good romanticising that idea – Liverpool have to take on the winners of the CONCACAF Champions League and Flamengo have the AFC Champions League title holders in their way.
For the Reds, Monterrey are on a 14 game unbeaten run in all competitions – a team that aren’t used to having things going against them, they’ll be a tough foe.
Fun fact: Monterrey have Rogelio Funes Mori on their payroll, the twin brother of former Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori.