Romelu Lukaku's first stop on his Chelsea redemption tour is the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi.
Officially, around 1500 Chelsea fans were among the 19,175, giving it the feel of an away game.
Al Hilal, led by Portuguese coach Leonardo Jardim, made this a much closer contest than many expected.
Earlier in the day, the entire squad greeted Edouard Mendy at the Ritz Carlton hotel in honour of his successful Africa Cup of Nations campaign with Senegal.
Mohamed Kanno's 68th-minute lob. It would be unfair to lose his place in Saturday's showpiece.
Kepa made a very big performance in the cup and saved the penalty and today
We must decide soon who will play in the final. We await Thomas's opinion and the goalkeeping coaches'.".
Tuchel will hope to make that decision in person as he aims to fly out in the next 48 hours, so long as he satisfies the relevant COVID regulations.
Lukaku knelt at full-time and prayed before accepting his teammates' congratulations.