RELIVE: Egypt’s Ahly v USA’s Seattle Sounders (FIFA Club World Cup)

Ahram Online , Saturday 4 Feb 2023

Ahram Online is providing a live coverage for Wednesday’s match between Egypt’s Ahly and USA’s Seattle Sounders in the FIFA Club World Cup the quarter-finals

Ahly s South African forward Percy Tau (L) is marked by Auckland City s defender Jordan Vale (C) during the FIFA Club World Cup first round football match between Egypt s Al-Ahly and New Zealand s Auckland City at the Ibn Batouta Stadium in Tangier on February 1, 2023. (AFP)


FT: Ahly 1-0 Seattle Sounders
Scorers: Afsha 88



Ahly: Mohamed El Shennawi - Mohamed Hani, Mahmoud Metwalli, Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, Ali Maaloul - Aliou Dieng, Amr El Sulaya, Hamdi Fathi (Mohamed Afsha Magdi 64) - Taher Mohamed Taher (Ahmed Abdel-Kader 64), Mahmoud Kahraba (Mohamed Sherif 64), Percy Tau (Rami Rabia 90+3)

Seattle Sounders: Stefan Frei - Nouhou, Jackson Ragen (Fredy Montero 90), Yeimar Gomez Andrade, Alex Roldán - Josh Atencio (Joao Paolo 68), Albert Rusnak (Heber 90), Jordan Morris - Nicolas Lodeiro, Raul Ruidiaz, Cristian Roldan (Daniel Leyva 84)


90+4' Full time.

90' Ref shows 4 minutes of injury time.

87' Afsha scores from a long range shot that was deflected by a defender into his own nets.


80' Abdel-Kader's attempt was blocked by the defence.

78' Tau combines with Afsha but Sherif couldn't collect the ball.

75' We're going into the final quarter and Ahly looks dominant on the pitch now.

72' Tau's poor attempt goes wide.

69' Afsha has an attempt on goal but it goes inches next to the post.

67' A quick counter for Ahly but Afsha couldn't combine with Abdel-Kader inside the box.

62' Koller makes three subs. Mohamed Sherif, Mohamed "Afsha" Magdi and Ahmed Abdel-Kader replace Mahmoud Kahraba, Hamdi Fathi and Taher Mohamed.

59' Yellow card for Parcy Tau

56' Taher has an attempt on goal but it's deflected by a defender.

53' Abdel-Moneim tries his luck but his attempt is blocked.

50' El Shennawi saves Atencio's shot.

48' Dieng attempts a long range shot but it bounces off a defender.

46' Second half is underway

45+2' Half time

45' Fathi has an attempt on goal but he misses the target.

40' Corner for Sounders but the ball is cleared.

36' Long pass to Taher behind the defence but he's ruled offside.

34' Rusnak has another attempt on goal but he misses the target.

30' Percy Tau tries break into the area but his pass his intercepted by a defender.

27' Sounders are dominating possession as Ahly are unbale to find their rhythm.

24' Corner for Sounders but El Shennawi holds it easily. He collided with an opponent and is receiving treatment.

22' Free kick to Ahly but Maaloul's cross is cleared by the defence.

20' Corner for Sounders. El Sulaya heads it clear.

18' Long pass to Roladan behind the defence but keeper El Shennawy holds it easily

14' Free kick for Sounders. The ball goes wide.

10' Both teams are cautious in these opening minutes and there is very limited action so far.

5' A first cross from Fathi but it goes easily in the hands of the keeper.

0' Match is underway

18:00 Players are warming up

17:40 Trio forwards Hussein El-Shahat, Mohamed Sherif and Ahmed Abdel-Kader, who started the game against Auckland City, are warming the bench.

17:30 Swiss coach Koller made more changes in Ahly's frontline as he called up last game's substitutes Percy Tau, Kahraba and Taher Mohamed Taher to start the game against Seattle Sounders! 

16:30 The winner of Saturday’s game between Ahly and Seattle Sounders will set up a historic meeting against Spanish giants Real Madrid, the UEFA Champions league winners, in the semi-finals on Wednesday 8 February.

15:00 The 10-time African Champions League holders Ahly are aiming to advance to the prestigious tournament title for the first time after finishing third in their previous two participations after winning back-to-back Champions League titles.

14:00 On Wednesday, the Reds opened their campaign in Morocco by beating New Zealand side Auckland City 3-0 easily in the preliminary round.

13:00 The Cairo giants are making their eighth appearance – the third in a row – in the Club World Cup. 

12:00 Ahly will be facing US side Seattle Sounders, CONCACAF champions, in the quarter-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup on Saturday in Morocco’s Grand Stade de Tanger at 19:00pm Cairo local time (GMT+2).


Venue: Grand Stade de Tanger (Tanger)

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