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Full time: Ahly (Egypt) 0-1 Corinthians (Brazil)

Ahram Online provides live coverage of Ahly’s clash against Brazil’s Corinthians in the semi-final of the Club World Cup. The match kicks off at 10:30 GMT (12:30 Cairo local time)

Ahram Online, Wednesday 12 Dec 2012
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Corinthians' Paolo Guerrero, center right, scores a goal during the semifinal against Al-Ahly SC of the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament at Toyota Stadium, in Toyota, central Japan (Photo: AP)
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The referee blows his final whistle, Corinthians reach the Club World Cup final after beating Ahly 1-0. Ahly will face either Chelsea or Mexico's Monterrey in the third-place playoff.

89 The referee adds five minutes of stoppage time. Will Ahly be able to equalise?

87 Rami Rabia lets fly from his distance but his shot goes high over.

86 Corinthians are still holding firm with four minutes remaining.

83 Walid Soliman fires a powerful drive from the edge of the area that goes over the bar. Ahly are still laying siege to Corinthians' area.

80 The second substitution for Corinthians, Douglas is replaced with Jorge Henrique. Ahly make their third and final substitution, striker Emad Meteb replaces Gedo.

75 Ahly have 15 minutes to level the score. Abou-Treika's incisive passes may be decisive.

75 Corinthians make their first substitution. Emerson is replaced with Romarinho.

74 Corinthians almost double their lead!! Ahly's left-back Ahmed Shedid blocks a goal-bound shot from Paulinho after a counter attack.

72 El-Sayed Hamdi fails to control a long ball from the impressive Abou-Treika with the goal at his mercy!! another chances goes begging.

69 Corinthians are defending in numbers as Ahly launch waves of attacks.

66 Ahly's right-back Ahmed Fathi squanders a golden opportunity to equalise!! He latches onto a superb defence-splitting pass from Abou-Treika on the right hand side of the penalty area but his effort hits the side netting.

66 Goalkeeper Ekramy eventually fails to carry on. He is replaced by Mahmoud Aboul-Saoud.

63 Ahly midfielder Rami Rabia sends a blistering shot after a poor defensive clearance but it narrowly misses the target.

60 Ahly are still finding it difficult to break down Corinthians defence. However, the introduction of Abou-Treika may make the difference.

59 Ekramy carries on after hurting his hamstring. The match resumes.

56 The match is stopped as Ahly keeper Sherif Ekramy undergoes treatment after apparently picking up an injury.

55 Ahly make their first substitution, Mohamed Abou-Treika comes on instead of ineffective playmaker Abdallah El-Saied.

52 Corinthians' tough-tackling players leave little breathing space for Ahly's midfielders, whose passes are still going astray.

48 Emerson makes a darting run and sends a shot that hits the side netting following a counter attack. Cortinthians are expected to rely on their pace on the break to kill off the hopes of Ahly, who are piling on pressure upfront.

The second half is underway

The referee blows his half-time whistle, Ahly 0-1 Corinthians.

44 Half-time approaching. Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry is likely to introduce veteran playmaker Mohamed Abou-Treika after the break to revitalize the team's attack.

42 Ahly are being let down by too many mis-placed passes in midfield.

36 Ahly are pouring forward in a bid to level the score. Corinthians' pace on the break is likely to cause menace to Ahly's backline.

30 Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero escapes the attention of Ahly defender Wael Gomaa to rise unchallenged and neatly head a right-wing cross past Ekramy and into the far corner.

30 GOAAAAAAAAAL FOR CORINTHIANS!!!

29 Corinthians are keeping Ahly's defenders on their toes. The Red Devils are maintaining their cautious approach.

24 Ekramy is making some timely interceptions to cut short Corinthians' attacking attempts.

22 Corinthians now dominate possession, but are still finding it difficult to carve out chances.

19 Ahly keeper Sherif Ekramy superbly dives to handle a left-wing cross from Corinthians. Ekramy has produced a superb performance against Hiroshima in the quarter-final.

15 The first quarter of an hour is balanced. Neither side has the upper hand. Ahly and Corinthians created one chance apiece.

11 Ahly reply at the other end!! A free-kick from Walid Soliman finds the unmarked Rami Rabia, who beats the offside trap but his subsequent header misses the target. An exciting opening.

10 Corinthians create their first chance!! A volley by Douglas on the edge of the area goes just wide of the post.

5 In Ahly's first foray forward, El-Sayed Hamdi is fouled on the left flank but the referee waves play on.

3 Both sides make a cautious start. Ahly are pressing their opponents high up the pitch.

The match is underway

12:25 Ahly icon Mohamed Abou-Treika, who scored the winner against Hiroshima, will become the Club World Cup all-time scorer if he scores against Corinthians. He is currently level on four goals with Argentinean wizard Lionel Messi.

12:10 Ahly coach Hossam El-Badri includes versatile defender Rami Rabia in the team’s starting line-up to replace injured skipper Hossam Ghaly, who suffered a serious knee injury against Hiroshima.

12:10 Corinthians starting line-up: Cassio, Alessandro, Chicao, Ralf, Fabio Santos, Paulinho, Paolo Guerrero, Douglas, Emerson, Paulo Andre, Danilo.

12:10 Ahly’s starting line-up: Sherif Ekramy, Ahmed Fathi, Wael Gomaa, Mohamed Naguib, Ahmed Shedid, Hossam Ashour, Rami Rabia, Abdallah El-Saied, Walid Soliman, Mohamed Nagy ‘Gedo’, El-Sayed Hamdi.

12:05 Ahly qualified for the semis after beating Japan’s Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-1 while Corinthians were given a bye into the last four.

12:00 Corinthians, winners of the first Club World Cup in 2000, are overwhelming favourites to win and set up a possible clash against European champions Chelsea, who face Mexico’s Monterrey on Thursday.

12:00 Ahly are eyeing a first appearance in the competition’s final, having finished third in the 2006 edition for their best position in three participations.

12:00 Welcome to Ahram Online’s live coverage of Ahly’s Club World Cup semi-final clash against Brazilian side Corinthians.

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