African giants Al Ahly of Egypt will face European Champions Bayern Munich in the semi-final of the FIFA World Club tournament after beating stubborn Qatari based Al-Duhail , with just one goal scored by Hussein Al-Shahat in the 30th minute of the game, Felele247.com.ng reporting.
The Cairo club dominated the first half overall, facing a Qatari side who had a defensive approach, which helped the Egyptians to take the initiative in attack. Ali Maaloul’s teammates managed to translate this domination by opening the scoring at the half hour mark of the game, and even scored a second goal in the 38th minute (finally canceled after consulting the VAR).
As the game progressed, Al-Ahly’s players flexed physically, giving Al-Duhail the chance to take control of the second half. Sabri Lamouchi’s men created several chances to return to the game, but goalkeeper Moahmed Al-Shenawi excelled in defending his goal.
Despite Al-Duhail’s latest assaults late in the game, the Egyptian players managed to secure a precious victory and secure their qualification ticket. Al-Ahly to meet Bayern Munich on Monday in Club World Cup semi-finals