Al-Ahly club succeeded in surpassing the number of the Spanish giants Real Madrid as the second most match-winning team in the history of the FIFA Club World Cup, after its participation in the Qatari Al-Duhail on Thursday evening in the match that the Red Genie won with a clean goal scored by Hussein Al-Shahat for Al-Ahly in the 30th minute, during the match that was held. At the Education City stadium at the start of the two teams’ World Club Cup campaign.
Al-Ahly club surpassed Real Madrid in the number of matches it played in the tournament, after reaching the 13th match, compared to 12 matches for Real Madrid. This is also the sixth tournament that Al-Ahly participates in, compared to only 5 for the royal team.
With this, Al-Ahly will meet Bayern Munich on February 8 in the semi-finals of the tournament, which is the third confrontation in the history of the two teams, and the giants Bayern Munich will face the strongest team in the world during the current time, the owner of the historic triple in Europe, in the semi-final round.
What did Al-Ahly offer against Bayern Munich in the previous confrontations?
Al-Ahly club played against Bayern Munich only twice, and had never faced him before in the Club World Cup, but they participated in the 2013 tournament together.
The first confrontation was in December 1977 in a friendly, and Al-Ahly won with two goals to one, and the goals of the red giant were scored by Mahmoud Al-Khatib and Sherif Abdel Moneim.
The second confrontation was also friendly and in Qatar in 2012, Bayern Munich won with two goals to one, scored by the Croatian Olic, while Mohamed Barakat scored the only goal of Al-Ahly.
Al-Ahly qualified to play in the Club World Cup in the current version after being crowned the African Champions League title for the ninth time in its history, at the expense of its traditional rivals Zamalek, with a score of 2-1 in the final match that brought them together last November at the “Cairo” stadium.
Al-Ahly is participating in the Club World Cup for the sixth time in its history, and the red team has previously achieved the world bronze in the 2006 edition in Japan.