RELIVE: Egypt's Ahly v Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal (FIFA Club World Cup)

Ahram Online , Saturday 12 Feb 2022

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Saturday's match between Egypt’s Ahly and Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal in the third place decider of the FIFA Club World Cup

Ahly vs Hilal
Hilal s defender Saud Abdulhamid (R) is tackled by Ahly s midfielder Ahmed Abd Elkader during the FIFA Club World Cup 3rd place football match between Egypt s Al-Ahly and Saudi s Al-Hilal at al-Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi, on February 12, 2022. AFP

Full time: Ahly 4-0 Al Hilal

Scorers: Yasser Ibrahim 8, 17, Ahmed Abdel-Kader 40, Amr El-Sulaya 64

The referee blows his final whistle, Ahly finish third in the Club World Cup for the second successive year after crushing Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal 4-0. Thanks for following our live updates! 

90' The referee adds two minutes of stoppage time. 

89' Hamdi Fathi goes close! His left-foot shot from distance narrowly misses the target. 

87' Ahly make a double substitution. Mahmoud Wahid replaces left-back Ali Maaloul and Luis Miquissione replaces Ahmed Abdel-Kader. 

85' Al Hilal make a substitution. Michael replaces Salem Al-Dawsari.

84' A rare shot from Al Hilal's Musab Aljuwayr goes high over. 

82' Ahly move the ball calmly around Al Hilal's area, with the Saudi side struggling to stay compact given their numerical disadvantage. 

79' Al Hilal will just hope they don't concede a fifth in the last 10 minutes! 

76' El-Shahat volleys just over the crossbar following a cross from Mohamed Sherif. 

75' Al Hilal are now in a damage control mode! 

72' Al Hilal make a double substitution. Mohammed Al Burayk replaces Yasir Al Shahrani and Musab Aljuwayr replaces Hyun-Soo Jang.

70' A goal from Ahly's Ahmed Abdel-Kader is disallowed for an offside! He raced clear from almost the halfway line. 

70' A low shot from Fathi is collected by Al-Owais.

69' Hamdi Fathi fires high over with the goal gaping after a cross causes mayhem!! 

66' Ahly make a substitution. Veteran winger Walid Soliman replaces Malian midfielder Aliou Dieng.

66' Marega breaks clear but he is flagged for offside.

64' Amr El-Sulaya makes it 4-0 with a powerful, swerving shot that Mohammed Al-Owais fails to deal with. 


63' Naturally, whenever Al Hilal start a counter attack they find themselves outnumbered in the final third. 

62' Ahly move the ball around smoothly as Al Hilal sit back to prevent their opponents from adding more goals. 

58' Al Hilal's Salman Al-Faraj receives a yellow card for hitting the linesman's flag! 

55' Sherif is booked for a late challenge on Al-Owais as he attempts to get on the end of a through pass from Ahmed Abdel-Kader. 

54' A chance for Ahly! El-Shahat sends a threaded pass behind the defence but Sherif's angled shot on the turn is blocked by keeper Mohammed Al-Owais.

54' A low shot from Amr El-Sulaya goes wide. 

53' Ahly remain in total control as they look for a fourth. 

48' Ahly keeper Lotfi pushes away a rare Hilal cross.

46' Al Hilal make a double substitution. Salman Al-Faraj replaces Andre Carrillo and Mohammed Jahfali replaces Gustavo Cuellar

46' Ahly make a double substitution. Winger Hussein El-Shahat replaces Taher Mohamed Taher and defender Karim Fouad replaces right-back Mohamed Hani. 

The second half is underway

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

45+6' Ahly winger Taher receives a yellow card for a foul on Marega. 

45+4' Taher cuts ahead of his marker in the area but shoots wide following a low cross from the right. 

45' The referee adds six minutes of stoppage time. 

45' A fierce shot from Amr El-Sulaya goes just over the bar. 

43' Ahly have a chance to secure a historic win today! 

40' Impressive winger Abdel-Kader makes it 3-0! He skips past his challenger in the area before his shot rebounds off Muteb Al Mufarrij and finds him again to drill home past the wrong-footed keeper. 


40' An angled shot from Mohamed Sherif is saved by Mohammed Al-Owais.

36' Ahly keeper Lotfi receives treatment after suffering a cut to his lip in a collision with Abdel-Moneim. 

35' Another mix-up between Ahly defender Abdel-Moneim and keeper Ali Lotfi could have cost them! 

35' Mohamed Sherif sends a free header wide following a cross from the right. 

34' Ahly are laying siege to Al Hilal's area. 

32' Ahly's right-back Mohamed Hani is yellow-carded for a foul on Andre Carrillo.

30' Ahly are toying with Al Hilal in a one-sided affair! 

28' Ahly now have a golden chance to increase the gap as Al Hilal will continue the match with nine men. 

27' A second red card is shown to Al Hilal!! Mohammed Kanoo is sent off for kicking out at Yasser Ibrahim in an off-the-ball incident. 

26' What a chance for Ahly!! A flowing three-man move releases Maaloul, whose shot goes just wide. 

23' Ahly defender Mohamed Abdel-Moneim receives treatment after colliding with his side's own keeper. 

21' A tame shot from Ahly's Malian midfielder Aliou Dieng is collected by Al Hilal keeper Mohammed Al-Owais.

20' Ahly make a dream start to take a fully deserved 2-0 lead! 

20' Mohamed Sherif almost breaks clear but he falls down, with the referee waving play on. 

17' Ibrahim heads home from close range again to make it 2-0! He makes the most of a rebound after the keeper parried a powerful drive from Mohamed Hani. 


17' A shot from Mohamed Sherif is tipped over by Al Hilal keeper after the Saudi side's defence fails to clear an innocuous ball. 

14' A red card is shown to Al Hilal's Matheus Pereira for stamping on the shin of Amr El-Sulaya in a reckless challenge!! 

12' Ahly's right-back Mohamed Hani makes a fine interception to clear a dangerous cross. 

11' Ahly's early pressure pays off as they adopt a different approach this time around. 

8' Central defender Yasser Ibrahim gives Ahly a deserved lead, heading home from close range after escaping his marker following an inviting free kick from the impressive Maaloul. 


7' Al Hilal give away possession in front of their area as Ahly apply high pressing. 

5' Another cross from Maaloul is cleared as Ahly pile on pressure in the early stages. 

3' Ahly striker Mohamed Sherif just fails to get on the end of a cross from left-back Ali Maaloul. 

1' Ahly winger Taher darts down the right and sends in a low cross that Al Hilal keeper pushes away. 

The match is underway 

Starting line-ups:

Ahly: Ali Lotfi, Mohamed Hani, Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, Yasser Ibrahim, Ali Maaloul, Hamdi Fathi, Aliou Dieng, Amr El-Sulaya, Taher Mohamed Taher, Ahmed Abdel-Kader, Mohamed Sherif

Al Hilal: Mohammed Al-Owais, Saud Abdulhamid, Hyun-soo Jang, Muteb Al-Mufarrij, Yasser Al-Shahrani, Gustavo Cuellar, Mohamed Kanno, Andre Carrillo, Matheus Pereira, Salem Al-Dawsari, Moussa Marega

14:00 Mosimane introduces Egyptian international defender Mohamed Abdel-Moneim in place of the suspended Ayman Ashraf while Ahmed Abdel-Kader, who was superb after coming off the bench against Palmeiras, replaces Afsha. Egypt striker Mohamed Sherif will also spearhead their attack.

13:30 Ahly will miss playmaker Magdi Afsha and defender Ayman Ashraf due to suspension. 

13:10 The Asian champions, Al Hilal, lost 0-1 to topflight Chelsea in the semifinals after beating host UAE’s team Al-Jazera 6-1 in the quarterfinals.

12:30 Mosimane confirmed Friday that his team is ready for their game against Saudi giants Al Hilal. “We are not worried to face Al Hilal who have more experienced players who previously played in the English Premier League,” the 57-year-old South African tactician told the pre-game press conference.

11:45 Ahly's South African coach Pitso Mosimane said before the tournament that he was targeting a "different-coloured medal" after the team had twice finished third in 2006 and 2021.

11:30 The African continent champions opened the Club World Cup campaign with the 1-0 victory over Mexico’s Monterrey in Abu Dhabi last week, but lost 0-2 to South American champions Palmeiras in the semifinals.

11:30 The Reds' dream to reach their first ever final ended after the 2-0 loss to Palmeiras in the semi-final on Tuesday.

11:00 Ahly will be eyeing Club World Cup consolation when they face Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal in the third-place playoff on Saturday.


Venue: Al Nahyan Stadium (Abu Dhabi)

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