RELIVE: Brazil's Palmeiras v Egypt's Ahly (FIFA Club World Cup)

Ahram Online , Tuesday 8 Feb 2022

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Tuesday's match between Brazil's Palmeiras and Egypt's Ahly in the semifinal of the FIFA Club World Cup

Rony of Brazil s Palmeiras, left, and /Taher Mohamed of Al Ahly fight for the ball during the Club World Cup semifinal soccer match between Palmeiras and Al Ahly SC in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. AP

Full time: Palmeiras 2-0 Ahly

Scorers: Raphael Veiga 39, Dudu 49

The referee blows his final whistle, Ahly will contest the bronze medal against either Chelsea or Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal. Thanks for following our live updates! 

90+6' Walid Soliman heads against the bar for Ahly's best chance of the game! 

90+5' A chance for Ahly! A fierce volley from Mohamed Hani is clawed away by Weverton.

90+2' Ahly playmaker Magdi Afsha will miss the third-place playoff after collecting a yellow card. 

90' The referee adds six minutes of stoppage time. 

88' Palmeiras make a double substitution. Breno Lopes replaces Gustavo Scarpa and Deyverson replaces Rony. 

86' Palmeiras make another substitution. Atuesta replaces Ze Rafael.

83' A chance for Palmeiras! The onrushing Marcos Rocha fires just wide after a pass is slipped into his path on the right hand side of the area. 

80' Ashraf is red-carded following a VAR review! He is sent off for the crude two-footed challenge on Rony. 

80' Ahly's Ayman Ashraf is booked for a reckless challenge on an opponent. 

78' Palmeiras make a double substitution. Dudu and Veiga, who scored Palmeiras' two goals, make way for Wesley and Jailson respectively. 

77' Hamdi Fathi's presence in midfield in commanding! He closes down spaces in his own half and contributes to Ahly's attacking attempts at the other end. 

74' Ahly make a substitution. Veteran winger Walid Soliman replaces Taher Mohamed Taher. 

72' A goal for Ahly is ruled out for offside! Mohamed Sherif slots in on the rebound after a shot from winger Ahmed Abdel-Kader is parried into his path but the referee disallows the goal following a VAR check. 

68' A chance for Ahly! Hamdi Fathi is found at the far post by a deep cross but his header goes over the bar. 

67' Ahly laie siege to Palmeiras' area as the Brazilian giants are pegged back. 

64' A dangerous Ahly cross goes begging! 

63' As Ahly pour forward, they are exposed on breakaways! A shot from Dudu deflects off a defender and goes safely into the hands of keeper Ali Lotfi. 

60' A low shot from Hamdi Fathi goes just wide! 

59' Ahly up their attacking game as Palmeiras retreat into their own half. 

57' A header from Hamdi Fathi is saved by Palmeiras keeper Weverton.

55' Ahly appeal for a penalty! Substitute Ahmed Abdel-Kader makes an instant impact after skipping past his challenger but is tripped just inside the area. The referee waves away their claims. 

54' Ahly make three substitutions to beef up their midfield and attack. Winger Ahmed Abdel-Kader replaces defender Rami Rabia, striker Mohamed Sherif replaces winger Hussein El-Shahat and defensive midfielder Hamdi Fathi replaces Amr El-Sulaya. 

52' A curling free-kick from Ahly's Ali Maaloul goes over the crossbar. 

49' Palmeiras leave Ahly with an uphill climb after scoring again! After a fast-paced counter attack, pacy winger Dudu collects a superb back-heel pass from Veiga and jinks into the area unopposed before firing a powerful angled shot into the top far corner of the net. 

49' Goal for Palmeiras! 

48' A cross from Ali Maaloul is cleared by the Palmeiras defence as Ahly push forward from the early stages of the second half. 

46' Ahly playmaker Magdi Afsha tries his luck from distance but his low shot is easily collected by Weverton.

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

45+3' At the other end, a tame volley from Amr El-Sulaya is collected by keeper Weverton following a cross from Maaloul.

45+2' A dangerous low cross from Palmeiras is cleared by the defence. 

45' The referee adds two minutes of stoppage time. 

44' Ahly's long balls are easily dealt with by Palmeiras' defence. 

42' Ahly abandon their cautious approach after falling behind. 

39' Palmeiras score from their first real chance! Winger Dudu slips a through ball to Raphael Veiga who makes the most of a rare defensive mistake to send a bouncing shot home past the advancing keeper. 

39' Goal for Palmeiras! 

39' No goal-scoring opportunities at either end so far! 

35' Ahly are attempting to launch some breakaways but they can't find a target man upfront. 

32' A rare defensive lapse allows Palmeiras right-back Marcos Rocha to ghost behind Ali Maaloul but his low cross is intercepted by the lively Dieng. 

31' Ahly keeper Lotfi collects a cross from the left. 

28' Ahly winger Hussein El-Shahat is flagged for offside after running onto a long ball. 

27' Ahly defender Ayman Ashraf makes a fine interception to block an attempted shot from inside the area. 

25' Palmeiras totally dominate possession but they are yet to find a way past Ahly's watertight defence. 

21' Yasser Ibrahim is receiving treatment after being caught by an accidental elbow. 

20' A dangerous Palmeiras cross hits the chest of defender Yasser Ibrahim and goes out for a corner. 

18' Ahly's first corner is cleared by the defence. 

17' The impressive Dieng makes another darting run from his own half, skips past a challenger on the edge of the area and sends a low shot that deflects off a defender for a corner. 

15' A header from Palmeiras striker Rony is easily saved. 

14' Ahly right-back Mohamed Hani receives treatment after a clash of heads with Gustavo Scarpa.

12' Ahly's burly Malian midfielder Aliou Dieng makes a bold run into the opponents' half but his pass is intercepted. 

9' Ahly's deep defending leaves little space for Palmeiras to operate in the final third. 

7' Palmeiras are pressing Ahly high up the pitch in the early stages. 

4' A floated Palmeiras corner is flicked on at the near post but it's intercepted by Ahly's defence. 

3' Palmeiras winger Dudu fires a long-range shot wide. 

2' Ahly are egged on by a raucous crowd! 

The match is underway 

Starting line-ups:

Palmeiras: Weverton, Marcos Rocha, Gustavo Gomez, Luan Garcia, Joaquin Piquerez, Dudu, Danilo, Raphael Veiga, Ze Rafael, Gustavo Scarpa, Rony

Ahly: Ali Lotfi, Yasser Ibrahim, Rami Rabia, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Hani, Ali Maaloul, Aliou Dieng, Amr El-Sulaya, Magdi Afsha, Hussein El-Shahat, Taher Mohamed Taher

16:30 Ahly's Mosimane includes two Egyptian internationals his starting line-up after they finished Nations Cup duty in Cameroon. Ayman Ashraf starts in central defence, with Amr El-Sulaya partnering Malian Aliou Dieng in midfield. 

15:00 The Red Devils' players who were on international duty with Egypt headed to the UAE on late Monday after returning to Cairo in the morning to take part in the game against Palmeiras, however, coach Mosimane decided not to risk and play with the international players .

14:00 Ahly defeated the Copa Libertadores champions Palmeiras on penalties after a 0-0 draw to win the bronze medal in Qatar in the previous edition of the FIFA Club World Cup.

Stay tuned as the match is due to start at 18:30 Cairo local time (GMT+2)

Venue: Al-Nahyan Stadium

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