RELIVE: Egypt’s Ahly v Spain’s Real Madrid (FIFA Club World Cup)

Ahram Online , Wednesday 8 Feb 2023

Ahram Online is providing a live coverage for Wednesday’s match between Egypt’s Ahly and Spain’s Real Madrid in the FIFA Club World Cup semifinal

Ahly s Egyptian midfielder Hussein el-Shahat (L) is marked by Real Madrid s French defender Aurelien
Ahly s Egyptian midfielder Hussein el-Shahat (L) is marked by Real Madrid s French defender Aurelien Tchouameni during the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final football match between Egypt s Al-Ahly and Spain s Real Madrid at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat on February 8, 2023. AFP

FT: Ahly 1-4 Real Madrid

Scorers: Maaloul 65pen / Vinicius 42, Valverde 47, Rodrygo 90+2, Arribas 90+8



Real Madrid: Andriy Lunin, David Alaba, Nacho, Antonio Rudiger, Toni Kroos (Dani Ceballos 77), Luca Modric (Alvaro Odriozola 90+5), Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde, Aurelien Tchouameni, Vinicius Junior (Sergio Arribas 90+7), Rodrygo (Mariano Diaz 90+5) 

Ahly: Mohamed El Shennawi - Mohamed Hani, Mahmoud Metwalli, Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, Ali Maaloul - Aliou Dieng (Hamdi Fathi 62), Amr El Sulaya, Mohamed 'Afsha'  Magdi, Ahmed Abdel-Kader, Hussein El-Shahat (Taher Mohamed Taher 74), Mohamed Sherif (Percy Tau 62)


Full time

90+8 Arribas scores

90+8 Goal for Real Madrid !

90+4 Kahraba has an attempt on target but it goes into the hands of the keeper.

90+2 Rodrygo scored the third after an exchange of passes with Ceballos.

90+2 Goal for Real Madrid!

90' Referee shows 8 minutes of injury time

88' Sub for Ahly: Kahraba replaces Afsha

87' Modric misses the penalty !!!

86' Penalty for Real Madrid !

84' Yellow card for Tchouameni and Abdel-Moneim.

83' Game is paused for VAR check. Possible penalty for Real Madrid.

80' Ahly are pushing forward now in an attempt to grab the equalizer.

79' Taher had a chance on target but the keeper deflects it into the corner.

77' Ceballos replaces Kroos.

74' Sub for Ahly as Taher replaces Hussein El Shahat.

69' Afsha has an attempt on goal but it goes wide.


63' El Shahat is fouled inside the box.

63' PENALTY for AHLY !

62' Double subs for Ahly as Percy Tau and Hamdi Fathi, Mohamed Sherif and Aliou Dieng. 

58' Vinicius goes down in the area but the ref plays down Real's penalty claims.

55' Tchouameni attempts a long ranger but it goes into the hands of the keeper.

52' Long pass to Sherif in the area but he fails to control the ball and the keeper holds it.

48' El Shahat fires from inside the box but he misses the target.

47' Valverde picks a rebound to score in an empty net.

47' Goal for Real Madrid !

46' Second half is underway

45+1 Half time

45' Corner to Ahly ! Defence heads it clear.

42' Vinicius disposessed Metwalli to break clear and lob the ball over El Shennawi.

42' Goal for Real Madrid ! 

39' Camavinga fouls El Shahat

36' Long pass to Vinicius but he is ruled offside.

31' Powerful shot by El Shahat but pushed away by the keeper.

29' Rodrigo dribbles in the area but his shot was denied by the post.

28' Vnicius breaks clear into the area but his shot went inches next to the post.

26' WHAT A CHANCE ! Abdel-Moneim could have scored from point blank but his header went over the bar.

23' Corner for Madrid, El Shennawi clears the danger.

18' First chance for Ahly ! Sherif latches onto a long ball from Afsha but his shot from a narrow angle went wide.

17' Corner to Real. Rudiger has an attempt on goal but El Shennawi's saves it.

13' The Merengues are exchanging passes in midfield but can't get near Ahly's area.

10' Real Madrid dominate possession in the early minutes of the game as expected but so far no dangerous chances.

3' Valverde attempts a low cross but defence clears it wide.

0' Match is underway

20:40 Players are back in the dressing rooms ahead of the kick off

20:00 Players are warming up

19:30 Koller has made a few changes on his lineup as he fielded Afsha and Abdel-Kader instead of Hamdi Fathi and Taher Mohamed Taher.

19:00 Ahly player arrive in the stadium

17:30 Koller is expected to reshuffle his team to keep his players fresh especially that they are playing their third game in just eight days.

16:15 Ahly coach said that his team will deploy a defensive strategy to stop Real’s danger, but at the same time will attack.

"We know the abilities of Real players and we will work on their weak points and also will prove our worth,” the Swiss tactician Koller added.

15:45 A number of Real Madrid stars, including goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, forward Karim Benzema, defenders Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy, David Alaba and midfielders Lucas Vazquez and Aurelien Tchouameni are doubtful for the game due to various injuries.

15:00 “We are playing strong games against big teams at the Club World Cup. There is no definite time for winning matches as you can clinch victory any time of the game,” said Koller.

“Real Madrid will not be affected negatively by the several absentees as they have a big squad with good players in every position,” he added.

14:15 Ahly coach Marcel Koller said in the pre-match press conference on Tuesday that Real Madrid will not be affected negatively by absence of several players, vowing that the Reds will adopt an attacking strategy against The Meringues.

13:30 The Cairo giants advanced to the semifinals, their third in a row, after beating Seattle Sounders of the United States 1-0 on Saturday.

12:00 Ahly will face the Spanish giants on Wednesday in the semifinals of the prestigious tournament in Morocco.


Venue: Stade Prince Moulay Abdallah (Rabat)

Referee: Andrés Matonte


Read the match preview HERE

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link: