RELIVE: Egypt's Ahly v Germany's Bayern Munich (FIFA Club World Cup)

Ahram Online , Monday 8 Feb 2021

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Monday's game between Egypt's Ahly and Germany's Bayern Munich in the semifinals of the FIFA Club World Cup

Soccer Football - Club World Cup - Semi Final - Al Ahly v Bayern Munich - Al Rayyan Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar - February 8, 2021 Al Ahly's Kahraba in action with Bayern Munich's David Alaba REUTERS

Full time: Ahly 0-2 Bayern Munich
Scorers: Lewandowski 18, 86

Match report


Mohamed El-Shennawi - Mohamed Hani, Badr Benoun, Ayman Ashraf, Ali Maaloul (Yasser Ibrahim 27) - Hamdi Fathi, Amr El-Sulaya, Mohamed "Afsha" Magdi (Aliou Dieng 68) - Hussein El-Shahat (Salah Mohsen 69), Taher Mohamed (Mohamed Sherif 82), Mahmoud "Kahraba" Abdel-Moneim (Walter Bwalya 68)

Bayern Munich
Manuel Neuer - Benjamin Pavard, Jerome Boateng (Niklas Sule 77), David Alaba, Aphonso Davies - Joshua Kimmich, Marc Roca (Corentin Tolisso 68) - Serge Gnabry (Leroy Sane 62), Thomas Muller (Eric Choupo-Moting 62), Kingsley Coman (Jamal Musiala 77) - Robert Lewandowski.

90+4 Full time

90 Referee shows 4 minutes of injury time

85 Sane crosses to Lewandowski, who evaded his markers, at the far post to head in the second.

85 GOAL for Bayern !

82 Sub for Ahly as Mohamed Sherif replace Taher Mohamed

77 Double sub for Bayern as Sule and Musiala replace Boateng and Coman.

75 Alaba attempts a long range shot but it goes wide.

71 Tolisso's long range shot goes over the bar

69 Ahly make three subs as Aliou Dieng, Salah Mohsen and Walter Bwalya comes in

67 Coman crosses the ball only to find keeper El Shennawi

62 Bayern make two substitutions as Leroy Sane and Eric Choupo-Moting replace Serge Gnabry and Thomas Muller.

60 Ahly have improved after the interval but can't still find the back of the net.

55 Taher leads a quick counter but Boateng intercepts his through ball before it goes to Kahraba.

48 El Shahat skips past two defenders but his shot is blocked by Alaba.

46 Second half is underway

45+1 Half time

40 Davies attempts a right-foot shot but it goes next to the post.

37 Lewandowski tries to chip the ball over El Shennawi but he misses the target

31 Afsha attempts a long range effort but it goes wide

27 First sub for Ahly as Yasser Ibrahim replaces injured Ali Maaloul

26 Again Roca is unmarked in the area but his is blocked by El Shennawi

25 Roca misses the goal from inside the area

22 First attempt on goal for Ahly. Hani crosses in the box but Taher's glancing header is saved by Neuer.

18 Lewandowski was found unmarked by Gnabry to finish easily from close range.

18 GOAL for Bayern !

Soccer Football - Club World Cup - Semi Final - Al Ahly v Bayern Munich - Al Rayyan Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar - February 8, 2021 Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS

17. Muller powers a header from inside the box but it goes easily in the hands of the keeper.

14 Kahraba attempts a shot from his own half in an attempt to surprise the advanced German keeper but it was very easy for Neuer.

11 Shennawi goes out of his area to clear a long pass from Coman before it reaches Gnabry

8 First chance for Bayern. Cross from Pavard to Gnabry whose header goes over the bar.

5 As expected Bayern gained possession early in the game

0 Match is underway

19:45 Both teams are back in the dressing rooms now ahead of the game.

19:30 Players are warming up
19:00 Kahraba will be deployed as a false nine while Taher and El Shahat will be running down the flanks. Not what was expected by the pundits and fans who predicted a more defensive approach.
18:30 Ahly coach kept his usual 4-2-3-1 scheme but made an important change to his lineup as he fielded gifted forward Kahraba instead of Walter Bwalya.

17:00 Ahly assistant coach Sami Qomsan said that they may alter their tactics to counter the European champions. Mosimane usually adopts a 4-2-3-1 formation but he may revert to a 4-3-3 scheme. 

15:00 Ahly had met Bayern Munich in two friendly matches; the first was in 1977 that ended with a 2-1 win for the Egyptian team, and the second was in 2012 that ended with a 2-1 victory for the Bavarians.

14:00 Bayern Munich defensive midfielder Joshua Kimmich announced that Ahly is a tough opponent, as they  are the Bayern Munich of Egypt as they have played a great number of games without defeat, but the UEFA Champions League winners are the teams most likely to claim the title

13:00 Ahly's South African coach, Pitso Mosimane believes it’s an important and historical game but it will be the most important game in team's history, confirming Ahly deserve to reach the World Cup semi final after beating Al-Duhail after claiming the CAF Champions League title.

12:00 Ahly overcame Qatar's Al Duhail with a narrow 1-0 quarter-final victory last week to set up a dream meeting against European champions Bayern Munich, a clash which the Red Devils' boss Pitso Mosimane had urged his players to enjoy.

Venue: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium (Qatar)

Referee: Mohamed Abdalla (UAE)

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