- Al Ahly won Qatar 2020 third place match against Palmeiras
- Egyptians and Brazilians have separated on penalties after a goalless draw
- Goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy was the hero of the meeting
Al Ahly and Palmeiras, the two unfortunate semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020, had an appointment this Thursday, February 11 for the third place match, which was decided on penalties. goal with a scoreboard still blank at the end of the meeting. Egyptian goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy pulled out the parade needed to offer bronze to his people.
It was the Egyptians who started this game the best, as on this alert following a mistake by Felipe Melo badly exploited by Amro Elsoulia (23 ‘) but the Red Devils could not really worry the goalkeeper of Palmeiras, Weverton. As for his counterpart Mohamed Elshenawy, he was also calm about the best Brazilian opportunity before the break on a good cross from Matias Vina (40 ‘).
The CONCACAF champions took the ascendancy in the second half and finally made the nets tremble after the hour mark, but Junior Ajayi’s goal was refused for offside (67 ‘). Ten minutes from time, Patrick De Paula was also close to finding the opening but the Brazilian shot missed (80 ‘). The South Americans regretted their lack of realism during the penalty shootout which saw Felipe Melo lose the last duel against the Egyptian goalkeeper.
It was the first time the third place match had ended in a goalless draw since Kashiwa Reysol-Al-Sadd in 2011.