The official account of the International Football Association “FIFA” highlighted the Al-Ahly team’s qualification for the semi-finals of the Club World Cup, after defeating Al-Duhail, Qatar, with a clean goal, during the match that brought them together this evening, Thursday, at the Education City Stadium at the start of the two teams’ journey in the FIFA Club World Cup that kicked off This afternoon, Thursday, and continues until February 11th.
Thus, Al-Ahly will meet Bayern Munich on February 8 in the semi-finals of the tournament, while Al-Duhail will meet with the Korean team Ulsan to determine the fifth and sixth places in the world championship.
The official FIFA account said: “Al-Ahly qualifies for the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals … Bayern Munich is waiting.”
The formation of Al-Ahly for the match came as follows: Muhammad Al-Shennawi in the goalkeeper, Muhammad Hani, Ayman Ashraf, Badr Banoun, Ali Maaloul, Amr Al-Soulia, Hamdi Fathy, Taher Muhammad Taher, Muhammad Majdi Afsha, Hussein Al-Shahat and Walter Bwalia.
Ali Lotfi, Ahmed Ramadan Beckham, Mohamed Sharif, Junior Ajay, Alliou Dieng, Akram Tawfiq, Mahmoud Kahraba, Yasser Ibrahim, Saad Samir, Marwan Mohsen, Salah Mohsen and Mustafa Schubert will come on the bench.
Al-Duhail played with formation, consisting of: Ali Saleh Zakaria, Muhammad Musa – Bassam Al-Rawi – Mahdi bin Attia – Ahmed Yasser Al-Muhammadi and Edmilson, Karim Boudiaf, Ali Karimi, Sultan Al-Barik, Olonga and Dudu
The match began with enthusiasm from the side of the two teams and attacked the champions of Egypt and Qatar from the start, but without offensive effectiveness, after the defense of the two teams tightened control over the keys of the game, although Al-Ahly was the most dangerous.
The tenth minute witnessed the first real dangerous opportunity for Al-Ahly after Hussein Al-Shahat dodged the Al-Duhail defense and almost reached Bwalia, but the defense of the country team intervened and saved the situation.
The match calmed down and the performance of the two teams subsided, although the enthusiastic play was the one that imposed itself on the performance of the two teams, and Hamdi Fathi received a yellow card for roughness, and Hussein Al-Shahat succeeded in extracting a ball from the defense and scored the goal of progress to Al-Ahly in the 30th minute.
Al-Ahly pressured the Qatari opponent and controlled the atmosphere of the match, and the referee canceled a goal scored by Bwalia in the 38th minute for offside .. In the last minutes, Al-Duhail activated and tried to score the equalizer, and Al-Ahly pressed in order to score a second goal.
The second half began with a duet change in Al-Duhail with the participation of Al-Moez Ali, instead of Bassam Al-Rawi, and Mohamed Muntari, instead of Olonga.
The Qatari team pressed from the start of this half before Taher Muhammad Taher led an offensive from the left side and penetrated, but fell without benefiting from the ball.
Hamdi Fatihi went out and Diang participated in his place, and Al-Ahly’s performance declined for several minutes, allowing Al-Duhail to launch more than one attack on Al-Ahly, but the defense tightened control over these attacks.
Al-Duhail continued to put pressure on Al-Ahly amid a strange retreat from Al-Ahly, and Akram Tawfiq participated in place of Taher Muhammad Taher and Marwan Mohsen instead of Bwalia, and Muhammad Al-Shenawi responded to more than one strong, dangerous shot that almost inhabited the net, but Al-Shenawi shone and saved his goal from several achieved opportunities.
Musimani made an offensive change by dropping Salah Mohsen to replace Hussein Al-Shahat, and the last minutes witnessed dangerous offensive attempts by the Al-Duhail team.
Muhammad Hani received a yellow card for roughness, and Al-Ahly pressed in the last minutes, and Al-Duhail pressed to score the equalizing goal, but the match ended with Al-Ahly winning with a clean goal.