Full time Ahly 1-0 Al Duhail
Scorer: Hussein El Shahat 30
Al Duhail: Salah Zakaria, Mohamed Moussa, Mehdi Benatia, Bassam Hisham (Mohamed Muntari 46), Ahmed Yasser (Ismail Mohamed 72), Karimi Ali (Luiz Junior 82), Karim Boudiaf, Dudu, Sultan Al Brake, Edmilson Junior, Michael Olunga (Almoez Ali 46)
Ahly: Mohamed El Shennawi - Mohamed Hani, Badr Benoun, Ayman Ashraf, Ali Maaloul - Amr El Sulaya, Hamdi Fathi (Aliou Dieng 56), Hussein El Shahat (Salah Mohsen 82), Mohamed "Afsha" Magdi, Taher Mohamed Taher (Akram Tawfik 70) - Walter Bwalya (Marwan Mohsen 70).
96 Full time
90 Referee shows 6 minutes of injury time
89 Yellow card for Hani after a foul on Edmilson
85 Yellow card for Benatia after a harsh tackle on Marwan Mohsen
83 Muntari rises above the defenders to meet Mohamed's cross but his header goes over the bar.
79 Al Shennawi makes a suber save to deny Muntari's header
77 What a chance for Ahly ! Dieng shoots but it goes inches next to the post.
70 Ahly make two sub as Marwan Mohsen and Akram Tawfik replace Walter Bwalya and Taher Mohamed Taher
68 Dudu's powerful shot is blocked by El Shennawi
64 Shennawi makes a good save to deny Moussa
61 The hosts have improved and look more threatening after the break.
60 Shennawi deflects Muntari's shot into the corner
56 Edmilson disposesses Hani and goes into the area but his shot is blocked by Dieng.
53 First sub for Ahly, Aliou Dieng replaces Hamdi Fathi
48 Taher ghosts in the area but he falls down and the danger is cleared.
46 Lamouchi make two tactical subs. Almoez Ali and Mohamed Muntari replace Michael Oluna and Bassam Hisham
46 Second half is underway
45+1 Half time
45 Corner for Ahly. The defense clears it.
42 Ahly are controlling the game and look on course to get a second goal
38 Walter Bwalya scored for Ahly but the goal has been disallowed for offside after VAR review.
37 Powerful shot by Hamdi but it goes over the bar
34 Another chance for Ahly ! Afsha and Maaloul exchange passes but his shot is deflected into the corner by Benatia
30 El Shahat fires from the edge of the area into the back of the net
30 GOOOAAAL FOR AHLY !
25 Yellow card for Hamdi Fathi after a foul on Hisham
20 Ahly are dominating possesion but can't carve any spaces in Al Duhail defence.
15 Both teams are cautious and nothing to threat the keepers so far.
13 A cross from Karimi is cleared by Ashraf
8 Corner to Ahly, Bwalya's header goes wide.
5 Free kick for Al Duhail, but El Shennawi punches it clear
0 Match is underway
19:10 Sabri Lamouchi has reverted to a 4-3-3 formation and kept Almoez Ali on the bench.
18:30 Mosimane has kept his usual 4-2-3-1 formation. However he kept some important players on the bench especially Mahmoud Kahraba, Mohamed Sherif and versatile midfielder Aliou Dieng.
17:30 Al Duhail have a devastating front line with the likes of Brazilian duo Edmilson, Dudu, Kenyan striker Olunga and Qatari international Almoez Ali.
16:30 Coach Mosimane is reportedly considering some tactical options. Would he go for his usual 4-2-3-1 scheme or adopt a more conservative approach with a 4-3-3 formation?
15:30 Ahly's veteran goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawi confirmed during a virtual press conference that he and his teammates are proud to take part in a big international tournament, promising they will do their best to put on a superb show in the FIFA Club World Cup.
14:30 Ahly's coach Pitso Mosimane said his side are aiming to go as far as possible in the FIFA Club's World Cup, adding that he is aware the annual tournament is different than the Egyptian league and the CAF champions league.
13:30 Ahly's probable lineup:
Mohamed El-Shennawi - Mohamed Hani, Badr Benoun, Ayman Ashraf, Ali Maaloul - Amr El Sulaya, Hamdi Fathi, Aliou Dieng - Mohamed "Afsha" Magdi, Mahmoud 'Kahraba' Abdel-Moneim, Mohamed Sherif.
13:00 The African champions will make a sixth appearance in the annual tournament, extending their African record, but the fact that their third-place finish in 2006 -- their best outcome so far -- was later bettered by two other teams in the continent is leaving them green with envy.
12:00 Ahly will kick off their campaign with a tough clash against Qatari side Al Duhail on Thursday, with the winner taking on on European champions Bayern Munich in the semis.
Venue: Education City Stadium
Referee: Mario Escobar
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