The second match of the inaugural day of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 pitted host country representative Al Duhail SC against CAF Champions League winner Al Ahly SC. At the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, the Egyptians emerged victorious from this duel between Arab teams to obtain the right to face Bayern Munich in the semi-final.

Dominated throughout the first period, Sabri Lamouchi’s men gave in after half an hour of play on a defensive error by Bassam Hisham, exploited by Hussein Elshahat to deceive Salah Zakaria at ground level (30 ‘, 0-1). Walter Bwalya even thought to double the bet before the break, but the Congolese striker was finally deprived of the goal of the break by the intervention of the VAR (38 ‘).

With their backs to the wall, the locals balance the debates after returning from the locker room and make more and more efforts as the clock ticks. But despite their efforts, superior ball possession, and a record of seven shots on target in total, Mehdi Benatia’s teammates fail to deceive the vigilance of Mohamed Elshenawy. For their part, the Cairenes have only scored once, but that is enough for them to afford a dream semi-final against Bayern Munich.

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