Egypt’s Al-Ahly reached the Club World Cup semi-finals by defeating Seattle Sounders

The Egyptian Al-Ahly team achieved a 1-0 victory over its American counterpart, the Seattle Sounders, in the confrontation that brought them together at Ibn Battuta Stadium in the city of “Tangiers” in the quarter-finals of the Club World Cup, which is currently being held in Morocco, from February 1 to 11. current.

Al-Ahly’s only goal was scored by Mohamed Magdy in the 88th minute of the match.

Al-Ahly will play Real Madrid, the historic Club World Cup champion, during the quarter-final meeting on February 8th.

Al-Ahly lost the CAF Champions League final last season, but it is in the Club World Cup because of its organization in Morocco, and Wydad is the holder of the continental title.

Hard test

The Egyptian club Al-Ahly underwent a difficult test in this confrontation, after it overcame the hurdle of Auckland City, the representative of the continent of Oceania, after a great victory with three goals without a response, in the opening match, scored by Hussein Al-Shahat, Mohamed Sharif and Percy Tao, while he prepared well to face the American Seattle Sounders, the champion of CONCACAF in Tournament quarter-finals.

With this victory, Al-Ahly qualified for the fifth time in its history to the semi-finals of the Club World Cup.

Submit a match date

The Organizing Committee of the Club World Cup decided to advance the date of the Al-Ahly and American Seattle match by 30 minutes, due to special organizational considerations, in coordination with all the parties responsible for the match, and the arbitration staff and the two teams were informed of the new date.

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Breaking Al-Ahly’s habit in the Club World Cup

The CONCACAF champion broke Al-Ahly’s usual rule in the Club World Cup, by facing Mexican clubs in the previous World Cup versions.

African runners-up have never played against a team from the United States of America in the Club World Cup.

In 5 previous editions of the World Cup, which began in 2006, Al-Ahly played against the CONCACAF champion..and defeated Mexico’s Club America “2-1” and won the bronze medal, while losing to Mexico’s Pachuca in the second round of the 2008 edition with a score of “2-4”.

The Egyptian champion faced his Mexican counterpart Monterrey 3 times, the first was in the 2012 edition, and lost it “0-2”, and finished in fourth place .. He also lost to Monterrey in the 2013 edition with a score of “1-5″, then the Egyptian champion defeated Monterrey with a score of ” 1-0″ in the last edition.

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